Forged Industrial Eye Bolts in a Variety of Shanks and Finishes
Forged Eye Bolts - An eye bolt is a threaded rod with a ring for a head. In a shoulder pattern Eye Bolt, the ring is used to hold a fitting or a load, commonly seen in industrial applications. Plain eye bolts feature a ring directly above the threaded rod portion of the fastener, whereas shoulder pattern variety features a shoulder between the ring and the threaded rod. Eye bolts are used to secure an eye to a structure so that a rope, cable or other fixture may be attached to it. Forged eye bolts are stronger than bent eye bolts, and often used in higher loads as they can hold more tensile strength than bent eye bolts. Often used to lift heavy equipment, lifting hardware.
Eye bolts from Albany County Fasteners in 304 Stainless Steel are Drop Forged, Passivated and Electropolished for a durable corrosion resistant finish. ASTM A-193-B8. UNC-2A. Forged eye bolts are available in carbon steel (self colored), zinc plated steel, hot dipped galvanized steel, 8620 alloy, 304 stainless steel and 316 stainless steel.
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304 Stainless Steel
(18% Chrome, 8% Nickel, .08% Maximum Carbon) – 18-8 Stainless refers to 300 series stainless steel. 303 and 304 Stainless are the most commonly listed grades, the standard grade for stainless steel fasteners. They are corrosion-resistant and durable. They are often used in marine applications in freshwater environments, but will not work as effectively in a salt water environment as 316 stainless. Stainless alloy resists oxidizing and rusting, however it can tarnish over time.
316 Stainless Steel
(16%-18% Chrome, 10%-14% Nickel, .08% Maximum Carbon, 2.00% Maximum Molybdenum) – This grade of stainless steel is used and recommended for applications in severe, harsh or marine environments. Its corrosion resistance is greater than 18-8 stainless, which is why we recommend using 316 stainless steel fasteners for salt water application. It is important to remember that even the salt in the air near a body of salt water can do damage to dry applications, so 316 is the material of choice. Common applications of 316 stainless steel fasteners include use on boats, docks, piers, and pools.
Hot Dipped Galvanized Steel
Hot dip galvanizing is a process that adds a layer of corrosion resistance by dipping fabricated steel into a kettle containing molten zinc. The HDG process creates a tightly bonded alloy for superior corrosion resistance and harsh environment applications. HDG products must be used exclusively when applied, meaning that a plain zinc nut or stainless nut cannot be applied to an HDG bolt. HDG nuts are threaded slightly larger than other nuts to make room for the thickness of the galvanized coating.
Zinc Plated Steel
Zinc plated steel is very common in the fastener industry. Zinc adds a layer of corrosion resistance to plain alloy steel. Clear zinc has a light, shiny color and blue zinc has a bright blue hue. Zinc plated steel is not suitable for extreme environment use, as it is not as resistant to corrosion as hot dipped galvanized.
8620 Alloy Steel
Eye bolts from Albany County Fasteners in 8620 Alloy Steel. 8620 Alloy is a drop forged carbon steel with a self-colored finish. 8620 Alloy Steel is favored for its hardness and high tensile strength.