MIKALOR CERTIFIED TO IATF 16949
IATF 16949:2016 is a Quality Management norm for the automotive sector based on the international ISO 9001 norm.
Mikalor has been certified as an organization with a Quality Management system which meets the needs of the automotive sector, allowing us to adapt to the changing needs in the supply chain and the life-cycle of the articles supplied with a clear focus on continuous improvement; risk prevention, reduction of variations and waste disposal.
This certification represents worldwide recognition of our Quality Management system for the automotive sector.
Mikalor we will be celebrating our 75th anniversary
to all those who currently work or who have worked at Mikalor over the years, we have built up strong and lasting relationships
with our customers and are proud to have satisfied their expectations. As a
result of our collective effort, we are proud to celebrate the 75th anniversary
of the Mikalor Brand in 2018.
Mikalor started out on a long road in 1943 which
has opened out in front of us thanks to the perseverance of all our employees
and the belief in our project now and in future. No one can deny that all this
effort has contributed to make Mikalor a key player in our sector worldwide.
Here at Mikalor we will be celebrating our 75th anniversary this year and in 2019
and would like to share our pride and satisfaction with all
our customers and the personnel of the Mikalor
IDENTIFYING DAMESA AND MIKALOR BRANDS
As part of the Mikalor Group, Damesa not only promotes and sells Mikalor
commercialises a wide range of products for the Automotive, Marine, Agriculture sectors etc. All these products are distributed via our sales network and regional branches, which also function as trade counters. With brands like UNIQ (Cable Accessories and Lifting Equipment), SOLID (Bolts and Screws),
COFIL (Fasteners for light and heavy loads) and CHEFIX (Chemical Anchors), Damesa can access sectors which require solutions for fastening, tightening, lashing or cutting etc. All packing is clearly marked with
brand corresponding to the different ranges and all brands carry the Damesa logo, a guarantee of quality and service. Constant innovation in our
catalogues, websites and our
continuous presence on social networks like Facebook, Twitter
and Instagram mean that we can keep close to our customers and can keep you up to date in real-time of all developments regarding our products and brands
Fastener Fair Stuttgart 2017
Mikalor would like to thank all those who visited our stand at the Fastener Fair 2017 in Stuttgart last month
Mikalor Totally Leaktight
In the following video the R&D department at Mikalor Hose Clamps demonstrate that Mikalor clamps guarantee totally leaktight seals.
In this video we compare Mikalor clamps with other standard clamps and show how leaks occur after the application of standard clamps, whereas the Mikalor clamp guarantees total leaktightness.
In order to ensure a totally leaktight seal, the R&D department at Mikalor carried out tests in the most demanding conditions, as is shown in the video.
The test consisted in submerging the application in water and applying compressed air. Any leaks are immediately visible due to the bubbles which appear on the surface.
NORMS GOVERNING STEEL TYPES
Given the wide range of stypes of steel available on the market, a great many norms and regulations have come into existence which can vary from country to country.
In Spain, steel types are classified according to the norm UNE-EN 10020:2001, which substitutes the previous norm UNE-36010, while structural steels are classified according to the European norms EN 10025-2: 2004 and EN-10025-4: 2004.
However there are other international norms which are widely used to classify steel such as the American AISI norms (American Iron and Steel Institute) and ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) and the German DIN norms or ISO 3506.
The Mikalor catalogue contains a chart which uses both the DIN and AISI norms to describe what materials are used in the manufacture of our range of hose clamps and clips.
One factor which is very important when discussing the application of a hose clamp is tightening torque.
Tightening torque is the force which should be applied when tightening a screw or nut. Torque is normally expressed using the unit of force multiplied by the distance in Newton-Metres (Nm). Torque wrenches or pneumatic screwdrivers, which can be calibrated to regulate the maximum torque applied, are used to tighten the clamp to the correct value.
Tightening torque creates the tension in the screw which allows the clamp to be fastened. This tension depends on the diameter and hardness of the screw and these parameters also affect the tightening torque which must be applied. Other variables which also affect the torque to be applied are the following: lubricants and other agents which facilitate the turning of the screw thereby generating different tensions in the screw.
HOSE CLAMP PERFORMANCE
The performance of a hose clamp is measured using a Polar Diagram.
The final result of the Polar Diagram is a graphic representation of the force exerted by the hose clamp on each sector of the dynamometer.
The diagram quantifies in daN the force which the clamp exerts on each of the 8 sectors, allowing the performance of the clamp to be evaluated. The most important aspect to be taken into account is the uniformity of the results. Ideally, all sectors of the clamp should exert a uniform force around the circumference of the band, without the appearance of peaks or troughs which would indicate potential for leaks.