11 June 2012
Patent-pending and currently being used by REC Solar, Inovus and Sun Light & Power, Raptor will be showcased by Bryce Fastener Inc. at Intersolar North America 2012 on 10-12 July 2012 at the Moscone Centre (booth 9127) in San Francisco, California. Free samples and pricing for Raptor will also be available at the booth.
Solar panels are secured to mounting racks by four standard bolts and are easy to dismantle by unauthorized personnel. The new Raptor fastener comes into play in this type of application because the design integrates high-security theft protection, high strength and better grounding potential for solar panel mounting systems. Private, highly controlled keyways keep unauthorized personnel from breaching the panel, while larger head style and pin provide 30% greater torque strength than standard fasteners. The deep serrations underneath the head not only prevent loosening over time, due to thermal expansion and contraction but also double up on the grounding effect of the screw. Cold-forged to American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standards, Raptor is available in standard and custom sizes.
Bryce Fastener is a custom manufacturer of anti-theft high-security screws and nuts for a wide range of applications. Unlike other suppliers that stock off-the-shelf tamper-resistant fasteners that can be removed with inexpensive and widely available bits, Bryce Fastener delivers a customer-specific privately keyed lock, resulting in a 99.9996% security track record, which is more effective than the strongest padlocks.