THE Thunderbolt self-tapping fixing anchor - which can be used in a variety of substrate materials including concrete, stone, brick and block - is now available from Hellermann Tyton .
Whilst suitable for a multitude of fixing applications, the Thunderbolt will be found particularly useful in the electrical contracting industry by installers of the range of Himel floor and wall mounting enclosures distributed by Hellermann Tyton.
Made from high grade, heat treated steel with a yellow passivated protective finish, the Thunderbolt features a self-tapping main thread with a secondary balancing thread to ensure correct alignment during fixing.
In use, a suitably sized hole is drilled in the substrate, loose dust removed and the Thunderbolt screwed in using a socket wrench - downward pressure being used to help start the self-tapping action.
For optimum results, a torque wrench should be employed to complete the fixing. As Thunderbolt is a 'nonexpansion' fixing, it can be used close to the edge of the substrate material and at reduced centre spacings.
Thunderbolt is available in diameters between 5mm and 12mm with hexagon or hexagon flange heads. Hook and eye versions of the fixing are also available.
According to diameter, the fixing is available in lengths ranging from 30mm to 100mm.