CHEMICAL ADHESIVES ACTIVATE UPON INSERTION INTO THE MATING PART. There is a specified cure time before the part will lock up. A Nylon Patch is a Mechanical Thread Locker (THREAD INTERFERENCE). NO CURE TIME IS REQUIRED. Each has its own PROS and CONS so we suggest reviewing the product data sheets AT WWW.BRADLEYGROUPCOATINGS.COM or ask one of our technical personnel for assistance.
Mechanical Thread lockers such as the Bradley White Patch are capable of being reused UP TO 5 TIMES WITH REDUCED LOCKING UPON EACH INSERTION. The chemical lockers ARE DESIGNED FOR A SINGLE USE CHEMICALLY BUT MAY PROVIDE SOME MECHIANICAL LOCKING ON REPEATED INSERTION. IT IS NOT RECOMMENDED THAT CHEMICAL THREAD LOCKERS BE REUSED.
The IFI (Industrial Fastener Institute) has testing standards for ENGLISH and Metric external AND INTERNAL thread LOCKING. For more information, see Industry Spec’s on our web site and view IFI: IFI-124, IFI-524, IFI-524, IFI-525, and IFI-155, IFI-160, IFI-555, and IFI-560.
Yes, All incoming material is assigned a tracking number at receipt. This tracking number identifies the shipment and lot number through out the processes. Multiple lot numbers of the same part are kept seperate by assigning them a unique tracking number.
We pride ourselves on returning quotations within one business day. Your quotation will be returned by E-Mail. If you need pricing immediately, CONTACT US BY PHONE OR E-MAIL INDICATING THE URGENCY and a quote will be provided AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE.
Thread Lockers are used whenever there is a requirement that the joint remain together. Vibration and side shock can loosen a joint even with a suitable seating torque. Thread lockers prevent the joint from coming apart.
At this point in time, not all of our facilities offer all of the same products and services. We are confident that within a couple of years, this will change and all facilities will be providing all the same services AS THE ILLINOIS FACILTY (WITH THE EXCEPTION OF INTERNAL THREADS) We are constantly building new machinery and equipment and placing them in the service centers that are in need.
We understand that samples ARE needed in order to obtain customer approval on the adhesives or sealant we apply. We have a dedicated sample department ready to run your prototype samples per your instructions. We may be able to run up to 100 pieces at no charge (Dependent on part size) for your evaluation. ALL SAMPLES SHOULD BE SENT TO THE BRADLEY GROUP OF COMPANIES, 3635 SWENSON AVENUE, ST CHARLES, IL 60174 ATTN: SAMPLE DEPARTMENT
Coverage is usually specified as one to two lead threads uncoated, and one to one and a half times the diameter to be coated. This can vary depending on the size of the fastener, the type of the fastener AND the type of material being applied.
The BRADLEY GOUP OF COMPANIES builds all its own coating equiptment giving us the flexibility to run a greater variety of products. The most common methods of application are either flow coating, roll coating or by spray. Our accuracy is plus or minus ½ thread.
If it is necessary for the parts to be clean or free of oil in order to apply the thread locker, we WILL REMOVE THE oil apply the ADHESIVE, SEALANT OR NYLON and re-oil the parts. Additional wash charge may apply.
We the employees of The Bradley Group of Companies are committed to deliver quality in every product and service which we provide to all of our customers. We will meet customer expectations and applicable legal requirements. We will maintain an environment which encourages us to continuously strive to improve the quality of work & system, both individually and as a team to maintain the loyalty and trust of all our customers.