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    New Year, Same Great Solutions For Your Business with Austin Hardware®

    Posted by Austin Hardware on Jan 8, 2021 9:00:00 AM

    Welcome to 2021!

    Our team at Austin Hardware® would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year! A new year means new solutions, but with us, you can guarantee the same great service, quality, and commitment that we are known for. We look forward to helping you find new solutions for your business, streamline any current projects, help you with sourcing, your supply chain, and more. At Austin, we are your one-stop-shop. We thrive on helping customers, and partners like you streamline your business practices and work to provide top-notch solutions. If you are ready to learn more about our solutions for the new year, keep reading below...


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    The Top Austin Engineered Products for Essential, Life-Saving Industries

    Posted by Austin Hardware on Dec 17, 2020 10:00:00 AM

    The Top Austin Engineered Products for Essential, Life-Saving Industries

    Austin Hardware® is a leading supplier for essential, life-saving industries, including life-saving devices for ambulances, EMS, and other emergency vehicles. Our engineering team works hard to provide top of the line products that save lives. The average EMS response time is less than 20 minutes. Each minute during an emergency response is crucial for patient care. We work hard to provide quicker response times for emergency medical teams, and enhancing patient care is important to providing the best safety solutions. Our complete line of safety solutions is designed for saving lives and supporting essential industries.  

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    Topics: Essential EMT

    The Austin Hardware® Fastener Blog Series: Lockbolts Explained.

    Posted by Rob Dell'Elmo on Dec 11, 2020 10:00:00 AM

    In an earlier post on structural fasteners, we began discussion on lockbolts. A lockbolt is a 2-piece, permanent, mechanically locked structural fastener. Their primary benefit is that they offer long-lasting vibration resistance and won't loosen even under the most extreme vibration. This is because an installed, fully swaged (cold-formed collar on the grooved pin) lockbolt has no gaps between the grooves of the pin and the swaged collar, as found in threaded fasteners such as nuts and bolts. It's essentially a best-of-both-worlds hybrid of a bolt and a rivet.

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    Topics: fasteners

    Horse Trailer Solutions from Austin Hardware®

    Posted by Austin Hardware on Dec 1, 2020 10:00:00 AM

    From the wild west to the Midwest, Austin Hardware® knows a thing or two about horse trailers, and we work with some of the top horse trailer manufacturers in the business. Your horse and your trailer are both major investments for you, and you want to be sure you can enjoy your invested dollars while keeping your horse safe and comfortable during transport. Horse trailers come in various options, sizes, and investment levels. There are many different options, and Austin Hardware® works with suppliers to some of the top trailer manufacturers in the U.S., providing top quality hardware, products, and services. 

    Horse Trailers - 2021
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    Topics: Trailers

    The RV Travel Checklist You Need to See Before Hitting the Road On Your Next Vacation.

    Posted by Austin Hardware on Nov 24, 2020 10:00:00 AM

    Traveling by RV is a great way to see the country and an economical choice that allows travelers to go at their own pace. What's more, is that now more than ever, RV sales are on the rise. You might be considering one as well. Traveling by RV, like any other travel method, has its benefits and things to look out for. That's why both seasoned and new road-trippers need to ensure that safety is at the top of your list before hitting the road. Before your next vacation in your camper or other recreational vehicle, it is good to make sure you have checked off a list of essential things for your trip to be safe and fun. Austin Hardware® has created a checklist for RV travelers to make sure your trip is safe and fun.  

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    Topics: rv

    The Austin Hardware® Fastener Blog Series: Learn More About Lock Washers.

    Posted by Rob Dell'Elmo on Nov 13, 2020 10:30:00 AM

    Lock washers work on the nut side of the fastener, supplying added tension to an assembly to help prevent nuts and bolts from turning, slipping, and coming loose due to vibration and torque. Thus, their use is common in the transportation industry and on commercial products such as washing machines where vibration is a significant factor.

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    Scorpion Products For Your Truck.

    Posted by Rob Dell'Elmo on Nov 2, 2020 11:41:46 AM

    You rely on your pick-up truck to haul all sorts of things. Whether it’s for work or play, you use your truck hard and want it to last a long, long time. You also know that the cargo you’re hauling around can scratch, gouge, dent, and ding your pick-up’s bed, reducing its useful life.  

    To protect the bed from damage and rust, you can install a bed-liner. The two most common types of bed-liners are drop-in and spray-on.  

    Drop-in liners are typically hard plastic or rubber and are “dropped in” to the back of the truck. Unfortunately, unless the drop-in liner is specifically designed for your truck’s make and model, this may not be the best option.  

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    Topics: trucks, work trucks

    Austin Hardware's Solutions for the Future of Your Business.

    Posted by Austin Hardware on Oct 29, 2020 10:30:00 AM

    One of the best parts of partnering with Austin Hardware® is that we are a complete one-stop-shop. With Austin Hardware®, you get it all, a convenient solution for both our new and our existing customers. We not only have the parts in stock; our engineering team can work with you to custom design parts for your specific applications. We can also reduce the links in your supply chain with our expert sourcing capabilities, and vendor managed inventory capabilities. It may sound too good to be true, but for the last 60 years, we’ve learned a thing or two about businesses just like yours. 

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    Topics: Vendor Managed Inventory

    The Austin Hardware® Fastener Blog Series: Your Guide to E-Clips.

    Posted by Rob Dell'Elmo on Oct 21, 2020 10:30:00 AM

    E-Clips are a radially assembled tapered section retaining ring. With three points of contact they provide a larger surface for retainingand yield a higher thrust load capacity than other types of external rings. 

    As discussed in a previous post, retaining rings are designed to restrict the movement of mating components and keep them securely in place during operation. By creating a shoulder to retain the assembly, retaining rings are a cost-effective solution, reducing the need for threaded fasteners or machining shoulders on to components. They can be used to replace cotter pins or other traditional fasteners in a number of applications. 

    Composed of thin metal, retaining rings are generally either stamped, machined, or made from coiled wire.

    They function by being fitted into a machined groove, either on the inside of a bore, or the outside of a shaft. Once in place they reduce vibration, maintain placement of two parts of an assembly, and withstand axial loading.  

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    Topics: fasteners

    Your Complete Guide to the New Austin Hardware® Website.

    Posted by Austin Hardware on Oct 7, 2020 9:30:00 AM

    Next time you log on to our website to find your hardware needs, you might see a surprise. Austin Hardware® has a new and improved website that has been completely renovated and redesigned with you in mind. You still get access to the same great hardware and service you love, but now our site has been streamlined with easy to find updates that make the user experience more friendly and easier to navigate. Already a loyal Austin Hardware® customer? No worries, If you are an existing Austin customer, your account has been securely transferred to the new site, and your previous order history and important account details are available on the new site. We are excited to launch our new website in our 60th year of business and to provide even better ways to view our diverse line of solutions for your business.

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