To use FASTENER on your computer, make sure that you have the following minimum system requirements:
i. Microsoft Windows 95, Windows 98 or Windows NT.
ii. 4 MB of RAM memory.
iii. A hard disk with 2MB free disk space.
Thread and Material Databases
The program accesses tables of standard values to allow the easy selection of the most appropriate fastener size and material. The program allows selection of metric fine as well as metric coarse threads, the table that the program accesses contains all the main metric thread sizes from 1mm to 100mm diameter. The inch based Unified thread table contains thread sizes from Number 0 (0.06" diameter) to 4 inch diameter. The user can enter sizes outside these values directly into the program.
The program also accesses material property tables for both metric and inch based fasteners; the tables contain the popular fastener materials defined in ISO, SAE, ASTM and BS standards. The program displays in metric units for metric fasteners and inches and lbs for unified threads.
Ease of Data Entry and Help File
The program uses spreadsheet style editing facilities, allowing each value to be individually changed without the need to re-enter all the input data. This gives the program a user-friendly feel and allows individual values to be specifically adjusted. The calculations can then be repeated to assess its effect. When possible the program will enter values automatically based upon the thread size of the fastener previously selected by the user; any value being able to be over-written.
An extensive help file is included that explains the main terms used and furnishes information relating to both the program and to threaded fasteners in general. The comprehensive user guide that is supplied that gives guidance on the use of the program and presents valuable background information on the failure of threaded fasteners.
Printing and Filing Facilities
The program has menu options to allow :
1. Printout of the results and the data to both the screen and printer.
2. The facility to store both input data and the results to disk.
3. The results to be directly loaded into Notepad for editing and inclusion in a user defined report.
A demonstration program is available for FASTENER
by clicking on the link below.
Pricing and ordering details for the program
Example problem analyzed by the FASTENER program
for the program in Adobe pdf format
the FASTENER Demo Program