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    Finding the Right Solutions for Your Supply Chain with the Austin Hardware® Guarantee.

    Posted by Austin Hardware on Dec 10, 2021 9:30:00 AM

    Finding the Right Solutions for Your Supply Chain with Austin Hardware®

    The job of securing your business data and ensuring your supply chain runs smoothly is critical. In light of recent world events, that job also has never been more challenging. 

    As a source of solutions for your business, we can't be too thorough or too careful, which is why everything we do at Austin Hardware®, from the training of our employees to the safeguards on our e-commerce website, are designed to achieve those goals.

    We utilize state-of-the-art inventory management software to provide accurate, current inventory levels, ensuring you have safety stock to avoid crucial line-down situations.  

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    Topics: Vendor Managed Inventory, inventory management

    Using Austin Hardware's High-Quality, Heavy-Duty ADS 7650 and AH 7600 Series Drawer Slides in Different Applications.

    Posted by Rob Dell'Elmo on Nov 12, 2021 10:00:00 AM

    The ADS 7650 and AH 7600 series side mount drawer slides from Austin Hardware® are high-quality, heavy-duty slides representing two of the best drawer slide options available.

    Both are found extensively in emergency vehicles, utility bodies, cargo vans, maintenance trucks, recreational vehicles, and many other vehicular and non-vehicular applications. This is because their durability, flexibility, and ease of use are second to none.

    Both series’ have a load rating of up to 500 lbs. per pair, making them suitable to store all types of valuable cargo. The slides are tested at the 18” length but have been shown to perform to this rating up to 28”.

    The AH 7600 is the original, non-locking version of this slide. It is sold in pairs for applications where a lock is not required or desired.

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    Topics: Blog, drawer slides

    National First Responders Day

    Posted by Austin Hardware on Oct 28, 2021 2:08:49 PM

    The United States Congress
    has designated October 28
    as National First Responders Day

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    Topics: Essential EMT

    Learn the Three Screw Types Most Often Seen in the Transportation and Metal Fabrication Industries.

    Posted by Rob Dell'Elmo on Oct 11, 2021 9:30:00 AM

    The number of different types of screws available today is dizzying. There are many types for virtually any application.  

    We’re not going to try to explain every different type here. We’re only going to look at the three we see used most often in the transportation and metal fabrication industries. 

    They include: 

    • - Type F Thread Cutting and Thread Forming Screws 
    • - Tek Screws 
    • - Self-Tapping Screws 
    •  

    Thread cutting screws alone are available in numerous styles. A thread cutting screw is defined by its sharp edges at the tip and a cutout line to clear cut material. The difference between the types may include the number of cutting edges, the shape of the clearing cutout, the spacing of the threads, among other physical properties that make each uniquely suited for specific applications. 

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    Your Complete Guide to Fastener Nuts, A New Austin Hardware® Two-Part Blog Series, Pt.2.

    Posted by Rob Dell'Elmo on Sep 13, 2021 10:00:00 AM

    In a previous post, we discussed many of the different types of standard fastening nuts. In this edition, we’ll talk about locknuts. The major difference between standard nuts and locknuts is standard nuts consist simply of a threaded hole, while locknuts are designed to prevent loosening when exposed to vibration. As with standard nuts, there are many different variations of locknuts from which to choose. We’ll take a look at some of the more popular locknuts here. 

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    Topics: Products (General), fasteners, Blog

    Your Complete Guide to Fastener Nuts, A New Austin Hardware® Two-Part Blog Series.

    Posted by Rob Dell'Elmo on Aug 16, 2021 10:41:00 AM

    Fastener Series – Blog Post 19A (Fastening Nuts)

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    Topics: Vendor Managed Inventory, fasteners, Blog

    Austin Hardware Charity Football Pool 2021-22 Invite

    Posted by Austin Hardware on Aug 9, 2021 12:22:00 PM

    Thanks for your Interest in the 6th Edition of the Austin Hardware Charity Football Pool

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    Topics: Austin Hardware® News, Blog

    Adhesive Solutions for Fire Trucks and Other Specialty Vehicles

    Posted by Plexus on Jul 26, 2021 10:30:00 AM

    The current challenges for Fire Truck and other specialty vehicle manufacturers are complex and ever-changing. Challenges include supply chain volatility, rapid design changes to accommodate electrification, and new ways of differentiating between manufacturers.

    Supply Chain Simplification:

    Using adhesives, such as Plexus®, can help simplify supply chain troubles because a suitable structural adhesive can replace multiple SKUs of different fasteners. As a result, Plexus adhesives dramatically reduces the risk of line-down situations due to specialty fastener stock-outs. In addition, SKU reduction by replacing with one structural adhesive can lead to significant inventory cost savings.

    Even if you’re not ready to eschew fasteners altogether, applying Plexus adhesives along with mechanical fasteners at the ends can still help simplify the supply chain. This style of manufacturing leads to very fast throughput and “one-piece flow.”

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    Topics: work trucks, ems solutions, adhesives

    Austin Hardware Fastener Blog Series: Blind Bolts Explained.

    Posted by Rob Dell'Elmo on Jun 14, 2021 10:30:00 AM

    The speed and ease of installation of blind fasteners make them an excellent choice for manufacturers of all types of products. This is especially true when access to an application's backside is limited at best or completely inaccessible.

    Once determined that a blind fastener is right for the application, the user then must decide which type of blind fastener is most appropriate. While many factors could play into this decision, strength requirements and vibration resistance are two criteria that sit at the forefront.

    For lighter duty applications that are not load-bearing (under 100 lbs. of shear and tensile strength), a standard blind rivet is often adequate. For more information on standard blind rivets, check out our four-part series on blind rivets.

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    Topics: fasteners

    Austin Hardware & Supply, Inc. is Excited to Announce Our Partnership with Goebel Fasteners, Inc.

    Posted by Austin Hardware on Jun 14, 2021 9:30:00 AM
    Austin Hardware & Supply, Inc. is excited to announce a new partnership with Goebel Fasteners, Inc. We have partnered with Goebel Fasteners Inc., as an authorized distributor for all products & tooling.
     

    As you know, Austin Hardware® has worked diligently since 1960 to develop the best solutions to deliver quality parts and services to the wide variety of customers and industries we serve. As a result of our partnership, we are now an authorized distributor for Goebel Fasteners, Inc. and will distribute their product lines which consist of:

    - Metric & American Standard: Blind Rivets
    - Threaded Inserts
    - New G-Grip™ Stainless Lockbolt System
    - Self-Tapping/Drilling Screws
    - Sealing Washers
    - Drill Bits
    - Nut Drivers
    - Over-Center Toggle Latches
    - Hand & Power Tools
    - PPE Equipment, and many more innovative specialty products.
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