Valley Forge & Bolt, an American manufacturer of load-indicating fasteners, launched the new High Temp Maxbolt. This reliable component can operate in temperatures up to 650° F for nearly limitless applications and with proven performance in extended high-temperature run times and thermal cycling.
With an accuracy of +/- 5%, compliant with ASTM F2482, the High Temp Maxbolt provides real-time tension indication where process and environment may result in elevated temperatures. Featuring a high-temperature lens, and easy-to-read gauge, the new bolt operates in rapid thermal cycle applications and in prolonged high-temp situations.
The High Temp Maxbolt still offers the benefits of the original Maxbolt, helping to reduce downtime, premature wear, and catastrophic joint failures in critical industries — including processing, mining, and energy.
Maxbolt products feature a built-in analog gauge. At a glance, installation technicians know when the proper load is achieved. During operation, technicians can easily see if a load ever falls out of spec on any bolt and can address this immediately rather than waiting for equipment failure to notice a problem.
“We know customers have been eager for a high-temperature version of Maxbolt because they value the safety and time-savings it brings to their applications,” said James Brooks, Valley Forge & Bolt’s head of engineering and business development. “We’re pleased that we have combined the right blend of materials and precision worthy of the Maxbolt name.”