Make Measurement Matter is part of Engineering Solutions Live, which includes fastener show FAST Live. Demonstrating crossover between the events is Tinius Olsen, whose material testing solutions are being used by fastener experts Cooper & Turner. Having provided fastener security for the renewable energy industry for over 25 years, producing bolts and fixings for wind turbine structures worldwide, Cooper & Turner has been using Tinius Olsen products and expertise in its production processes for many years.
For example, a Tinius Olsen Super L hardness tester with 3,000 kN capability is proving to be one of the most accurate and reliable machines on its shopfloor. The machine is employed multiple times per day in the precise testing of each safety critical fastener, so that they meet all the required international standards.
Bolt diameters tested on the Tinius Olsen Super L range from M16 up to M80, and the fasteners are generally made of alloy steel, heat treated to meet the mechanical properties of ISO898-1 property class 8.8 and 10.9.
In addition to this, most fasteners within a turbine are installed at a set torque, so Cooper & Turner relies on the Tinius Olsen to be certain that the preload and torque capabilities of individual fasteners are proven prior to sign-off for dispatch and subsequent use.
The British Motor Museum is located just one minute from the M40, south of Warwick and adjacent to the JLR and Aston Martin plants. Pre-registered visitors benefit from easy access to the venue, abundant and free parking outside the hall, free show entry, free bacon roll and brew for those arriving before 10:30, free tea and coffee on site, and free entry to the Museum itself (saving the standard adult entry price of £14.50). The Museum houses a collection of some of the most intriguing, oddball and interesting British vehicles to be seen anywhere in the UK.