What Are the Most Popular Types of Industrial Bolts?


What Are the Most Popular Types of Industrial Bolts?

Bolts play a vital role as fasteners in numerous industrial applications. From automotive assembly to construction, bolts provide the strength and stability needed to keep machinery functioning properly and fasten elements together securely.

With such a wide range of applications, it’s no wonder that there are many different types of industrial bolts to choose from. Here is a look at some of the most popular types of industrial bolts.

Hexagon Bolts

As the name suggests, hexagon bolts are bolts that have a hexagonal head. This type of bolt is prevalent in all manner of construction applications as it can be easily tightened and loosened with a spanner.

Hexagon bolts are also known as set screws and are available in a variety of different sizes and materials (but stainless steel is most often used) depending on the application. There’s also a broad spectrum of tensile strengths available, making this bolt extremely versatile.

Carriage Bolts

Carriage bolts (sometimes referred to as coach bolts) are another type of bolt that is commonly used in the construction industry. These bolts have a smooth, rounded head designed to sit flush with the surface of the material it is being fastened to.

You can use this bolt to fasten wood to wood, wood to sheet metal, and even metal to metal. The smooth head and square neck combination allow for this bolt to be hammered into place (unlike a hexagon bolt which requires a spanner for tightening), and you can pair it when shear nuts to make a permanent fixing.

Anchor Bolts

Anchor bolts are one of the most popular types of industrial bolts as they provide an extremely strong and secure fixing to concrete. This type of bolt comes in several forms, and your specific choice will depend on your requirements and whether or not your application is structural or non-structural.

Sleeve anchors, drop-in anchors, shield anchors, and heavy-duty anchors are all popular forms of anchor bolts.

U Bolts

Another popular type of bolt is the U bolt. As you might have guessed from the name, this type of bolt is in the shape of a ‘U’. These bolts are frequently used to support and secure pipework and other tube-shaped elements to ceilings or specific fixtures.

Although less common in today’s modern vehicles, U bolts remain a popular choice for all sorts of automotive applications, such as connecting axles to leaf springs.

Through Bolts

Another bolt designed with concrete applications in mind is the through bolt. They offer excellent load-bearing qualities and are designed for medium-duty applications.

Through bolts must be tightened using a torque wrench to ensure they are tightened to the correct amount. Overtightening will over-stress the anchor, and under-tightening will not provide a secure fixing.

Secure Your Industrial Bolts from Leyton Fasteners Today

So there you have it, a look at some of the most popular types of industrial bolts. If you need high-quality, reliable bolts for your next project, be sure to source them from Leyton Fasteners. 

No matter your requirements regarding industrial bolts, we can provide you with the right fastener for your needs. With a comprehensive range of bolts and other related fasteners (including nuts), we’re confident that we have the right product(s) for your application.

To find out more about our industrial fasteners or to get a quote for an order, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team today on 0151 355 8045. Alternatively, you can place an order for your bolts using our new online shop.