TR Fastenings – 40 Years of Innovation with Binx
This year will be a landmark year for TR Fastenings as it celebrates 40 years at the forefront of the fastenings distribution and manufacturing business.
From small beginnings in the market town of Uckfield, East Sussex, TR Fastenings has now grown into a £100 million business, with global distribution, manufacturing and sales networks.
TR Fastenings’ core business is the supply of DIN standard (German Institute for Standardisation) branded and bespoke threaded parts but the company remains a leader in introducing new innovations to the marketplace.
A Great British invention is the Binx Nut, originally designed in the 1960s. The Binx Nut has been refined and developed by TR Fastenings to an all-metal, self-locking nut suitable for use in various industry sectors. Dimensionally no bigger than a standard full nut, the Binx Nut’s ingenious design incorporates two opposing cantilevers which lock into the mating part with inward and downward pressure minimising thread wear and enabling the nut to be removed and replaced repeatedly whilst retaining torque resistance. Binx Nuts are also unaffected by temperature fluctuations or contaminants. Available off the shelf in a number of different materials and sizes the Binx Nut is the first choice for many, especially where vibration resistance is a priority.
Another of TR Fastenings’ key developments is the Swage Nut, a sheet metal product developed in the late 1990s aimed at giving flexibility to those working within this industry. Dimensionally the same as a standard self clinch nut, however it is installed the same way as a Hank rivet bush. This combination allows manufacturers to use the Swage Nut in a number of different materials, and can be easily replaced should any installation errors occur.