The majority of our industrial customers turned to Stage 8 when a critical fastener loosening problem severely affected equipment availability, maintenance costs, and safety. All of the Stage 8 locking systems (Abutment, Counter Bore, Bridge, and Spindle Nut) have been applied in a wide range of industrial applications with a 100% record of success.
A typical industrial inquiry will focus on a bolt, cap screw, or spindle nut application that has been failing in service due to vibration, thermal cycling, or whatever service environment problem there may be. Stage 8 will design a prototype solution and manufacture the locking system to accommodate load, corrosion, clearance, and material requirements. Our customers will test the prototypes in service to assure performance. We are always gratified to participate in a shaker or fatigue test, since we consistently come out #1 in comparison to all the alternatives.
Stage 8 has celebrated our 25th anniversary in business, and we have developed excellent long term working relations with a wide variety of product and service providers. This, in combination with our small business versatility and quick response, allows us to respond to opportunities with prototypes and engineered solutions in an extremely short time period.
Stage 8 Locking Fasteners are available in standard or custom Inch and Metric sizes, are easily installed without special tools, and can even be removed and reused if necessary. Millions of our locking fasteners have been installed without a single failure of the locking system.
Stage 8 Locking Fastener solutions have been applied in the following industries ….
Our customers develop the material, preload, and torque specifications for their fastener applications. It is Stage 8’s job to keep them in place. Our engineering staff is ready to assist you in solving your most critical fastener challenge.