XPC FASTENER
THE STEALTH FIXING FOR TUBULAR STRUCTURES
JUST PUT IT IN AND TIGHTEN IT UP
XPC USES PURE FRICTION  TO  CREATE A ROBUST, LOAD BEARING END-JOINT IN METAL TUBE

NO PLUGS, RIBS, CLAMPS, U-BOLTS, CRIMPING, FILLING, WELDING, DRILLING, THREADING, FLANGES,
THRU-BOLTING, RIVETING, ADHESIVE
OR ANY MODIFICATION TO THE TUBE

XPC FASTENER HOLDING STRENGTH IS LIMITED ONLY BY THE STRENGTH OF THE TUBE


EXPANDING COLLAR FASTENER (XPC) EUROPEAN PATENT NO. 1781954        www.xpcfastener.com


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XPC ‘CASTORFIX’



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XPC ‘FAILSAFE’ THRUST NUT

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BEYOND TUBE
XPC IN OTHER APPLICATIONS


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HOME

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UNDERSTANDING XPC AND FRICTION


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THE XPC ‘STEALTH’ ADVANTAGES


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XPC FASTENER, UNIT 3B WHISBY RD. LINCOLN, UK LN6 3QT TEL 01522 705222     


Guy.croft@btconnect.com


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CASTORS
FIXED TO STEEL SECTION BY BASHING PLUGS INTO THE END OF THE SECTION OR WELDING, DRILLING BOLTING
USED FOR A HUNDRED YEARS ON TROLLEYS, CRADLES, HOSPITAL BEDS,  PORTABLE CRANES, ACCESS LADDERS ETC ETC .........
THE  MD OF THE ‘ACME FABRICATION, WELDING AND BOLTING CASTOR-FIXING ENGINEERING COMPANY’.
TOLD ME
‘THE WHOLE INDUSTRY IS VERY HAPPY WITH OUR CURRENT METHOD’ OF FIXING CASTORS’

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THE MARK

THE STING

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‘OH - A CASTOR WITH A HOLE IN IT, SO WHAT?
I THOUGHT YOU WERE GOING TO SHOW ME SOMETHING NEW!!!’


‘WHAT’S THIS? A FUNNY LOOKING BOLT WITH A TAPERED HEAD AND A PLASTIC THING ON THE END?
THAT’LL NEVER WORK!!!’

‘SO WHAT? SO IT FITS IN THE HOLE IN THE CASTOR?
WELL - THE COLLAR WILL JUST GO ROUND AND ROUND WHEN YOU TIGHTEN IT UP!
HEHEHE!!’

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‘YOU’RE WASTING YOUR TIME, THAT PAINTED TUBE IS GOING TO HAVE TO BE STRIPPED DOWN FOR WELDING...’


‘THAT ISN’T GOING TO HOLD ANYTHING!!!’


HA HA!! THAT COLLAR WILL JUST GO ROUND AND ROUND....’

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XPC FASTENER
‘CASTORFIX’
TM

THE DISCRETE  LOAD BEARING TUBE  FIXING FOR CASTORS  
THAT LOOKS
AS IF IT WON’T WORK!!!

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