Machine builders can now save up to 70 per cent on framework assembly time thanks to the introduction of an all-new profile connector system from Fath Components. The news is likely to be welcomed by all framework users because, according to Fath UK Managing Director David Hayes: "The new connector design is set to transform assembly times from here on." Called Alu Connection Angles M, Fath's new connectors have been shown to help users achieve substantial time savings in the assembly of most typical machine frameworks. This time saving is attributable to a combination of clever design and the innovative use of magnet technology in the (patent-pending) connector block.
By avoiding having to handle separate parts like T-nuts and locking screws, users only need a single tool to construct an entire aluminium section framework in (quite literally in some cases) double-quick time. Magnet technology holds the rhomboid fasteners inside the connector exactly where they should be, and the complete connector unit is supplied pre-assembled and ready for instant use (and endless re-use too). In addition, the design of the Alu Connection Angles M means that, where used, they also act as reinforcement for corner joints, enabling higher moment loads to be accommodated without the need for extra machining of the profiles - or the associated costs. For a professional-looking finish, users can fit standard Fath cover caps in either grey or black, which simply clip in.
Fath's new Alu Connection Angles M is available ex-stock, and there are designs to fit both 40mm and 80mm sections. Commenting on the arrival of the new connectors, David Hayes says: "This new product is about two things more than anything else: time saving during assembly/disassembly and providing additional, cost-free, structural strength where corners are formed."
Follow the link for more information about the Alu Connection Angles M profile connector system from Fath Components.