Pushing at the Edge

Added 19.04.21

Pushing at the Edge

Added 19.04.21

Making Trim Clips Easier to Use

Edge Clip Hand Tool

Our customer says on their website “if you’re pushing at the edge of what’s possible on land, sea, or air, we can make it happen.” So we are pleased to help them literally push at the edge by suppling them with Trim Clips.

But actually pushing at the edge was causing problems. The operatives attaching the Trim Clips found it quite difficult in this particular application. It was taking a long time, there was a risk of misapplication and even Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) in the long term. So they shared the problem with us.

Our team designed, tested and made a hand tool to make the task quicker, easier and more accurate.

 

Simple Tools for High Tech Products

Our team used a magnet to hold the Trim Clip within the body of the tool. The magnet allows you to use the tool at any angle with no risk of the Edge Panel Clip dropping out. You then push the clip into place and the barbs on the clip hold it in place when you remove the tool.

For the first application we used a simple wooden tool handle. For other applications we can provide you with the right handle for the job.

 

Trim Clips

Trim Clip

We offer a huge range of Trim Clips. This kind of clip was developed to hold facias, dashboards and trim panels in vehicles and are now used across a variety of industries. There are three main types; Headed Trim Clips, Undeaded Trim Clips and Retain on Base Trim Clips. They are all designed for use on rectangular studs or integrally moulded ribs. These clips provide a snug, rattle-free installation but allow for the panel to be removed. Headed and Unheaded Trim Clips remain on the trim panel when the panel is removed, the Retain On Base Clips stay on the base panel.

 

Standard Edge Clips

Satndard Edge Clip

Standard Edge Clips are used extensively in the automotive industry and in many other industries. They are often used to fix trim in cars and other vehicles. But you will find them almost everywhere panels are used. From toys and aircraft to buildings and appliances.

We stock a huge range of Austempered Steel Edge Clips for different applications. Standard Edge Clips secure two panels or components to other panels or flanges. They are ideal for the assembly of dissimilar materials. For instance, fibre and hardboards, wood, hard and soft plastics – even rubber. No other fasteners are required because barbs hold the clip in place.

 

Extrusion Mounting Edge Clips

These extrusion type Edge Panel Clips have a dual function. First, they can be used as a standard edge panel fastener, where the internal barbs can be used to fix two sheets of metal or plastic together. However, outward-facing barbs provide a secondary function as a fixing for any extruded channel section or covering trim. This trim can be used to neaten the joint, protecting the user from sharp edges or preventing ingress of dirt into the joint where hygiene is important.
 

Cable & Pipe Clip Retainers

Cable & Pipe Clip Retainer

These cable or pipe clip retainers are designed to fasten to any convenient metal flange to hold a Grommet or alternatively, a Fir Tree, W Button type Cable Clip or Pipe Clip.

When used in this way, the combination of the two fasteners provides an insulated stand-off position allowing pipe runs to follow a natural contour without chafing. Available with a 90° angle or straight.

 

D Type Edge Clips

D Type Edge Clip

This is a range of robust Edge Clips designed to secure leather, cloth, soft plastics, fabrics, rigid plastic or fibreboard panels to metal. Barbs keep the assembly securely in position on one side whilst the flat side provides a neat, flush appearance on the other.

 

S Clips

S Clips

These S-Clips represent a practical range of Edge Clips designed to hold metal, fibreboard or rigid plastic sheet material at 180°. This can be either to other metal panels or to each other. The barbs hold the clip securely in place, so no need for holes and screws.

 

Lugged Grounding Connectors

Lugged Ground Connector

These connectors are ideal for grounding metal panels, to ensure conductivity between a metal edge and a grounding wire with a lug connector. They can be inserted onto the edge by hand or with a mallet. Sharp teeth ensure good pull off resistance and a good connection through the surface treatment of panels. They are made from Carbon Steel.

 

Grounding Wire Connectors

Grounding Wire Connector

These connectors are ideal for electric wires with a sheath and for the use in grounding the aluminium frame of solar panels. They ensure conductivity between an Aluminium edge and a grounding wire type H07V-K6. A single action cuts the wire insulation, connecting the wire and fixing it to the frame.

We are happy to supply the fasteners you need and to help you with any challenges that may arise when you use them in your application.

If you would like to know more about Hand Tools to help you fitting any sort of clip or any other ways we can help you please call our sales team on +44 1623 551 800 email [email protected] or contact us online.

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