Stud bolts and hex bolts are used throughout the petroleum and chemical industries for flanged connections. The stud bolt is a threaded rod with two heavy hexagon nuts, while the hex bolt features a head with one nut. Nuts and heads are both six-sided. The amount of bolts needed for a flange connection is determined by the number of bolt holes in the flange. The diameter and length of bolts depends on the flange type and the flange’s pressure class. Stud bolt lengths are determined by ASME B16.5 standards. The length, in inches, is equal to the effective thread length measured parallel to the axis, from the first thread to the thread without chamfers (or points). The first thread is defined as the intersection of the diameter of the thread with the base of the point.


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A coaxial cable, also known as a coax, is a type of cable that can transport high-frequency electrical signals and which is often used as telephone trunk lines, broadband internet networking cables, high-speed computer data busses, cable television signals, and connecting radio transmitters and receivers to their antennas. There are various types of coaxial cables, each which are manufactured differently and which serves different purposes. There are a few kinds of types of coaxial cable assembly parts, that have various utilizations in a private or business venture. Below you can read some information on common types of coax wires that you may find in industrial, manufacturing, and electrical work.


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While fiber optic technology has been widely sought after with the advent of faster internet services and data transfer capabilities, the technology itself has been changing signal transmission since its invention in the 1970’s. As compared to the standard copper electric transmission wire, fiber optic parts allow for the transmission of data utilizing infrared light that can travel great distances with fast speeds. With its capabilities, fiber optic technology has seen use in applications such as telecommunications, internet, television, medical, defense, industrial, commercial, and other sectors. In this blog, we will discuss the various fiber optics assembly parts that provide for data transmission, as well as some of the main connector parts and types for assemblies.


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