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Fast-Rite – Authorized representative for Siam Malleable Iron Pipe Fittings

At Fast-Rite, we’re pleased to announce we are now an authorized distributor for Siam Fittings Company Limited, A leading international manufacturer of malleable iron and bronze pipe fittings.

Siam pipe fittings are well known worldwide under the brand name SA.

Founded over 50 years ago in 1968, Siam products are manufactured under exacting international standards and trusted by customers worldwide.

They were the first company in Thailand to produce pipe fittings from malleable iron.

Main products are malleable iron pipe fittings and bronze pipe fittings. The high standard and quality of these products keeps them in demand in many countries around the world, including the US, Japan and other countries in Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

The main factory is located in Khartoum, Thailand and encompasses over 360,000 Sq Ft and, and produces on average of 900 tons of products per month.

Quality and safety of our products are of utmost importance. Quality is THE top priority in order to ensure all products are lead-free.

They have been awarded international certifications such as UL, FM and of course, They have been ISO-9000 accredited since 1999. Both Fast-Rite and Siam are ISO-9001:2015 Certified.

These widely recognized certificates have enabled us to guarantee customer confidence both domestic and overseas.

The vision of Siam is to ensure customer satisfaction by continually improving their products and delivering these products at a reasonable price.

For 50 years Siam Fittings Company Limited has been a leading manufacturer exporter and distributor of pipe fittings under the brand SA. Fast-Rite is pleased to partner with Siam and together we are strongly committed to being the leader of malleable iron pipe fittings now, and well into the future

Click here to download our Pipe FIttings Catalog: FR PipeFittingsCatalog 2022

FR PipeFittingsCatalog 2022

 

How to reduce “Cam-Out”

Cam-Out – we’ve probably all experienced it.
Perhaps we’re putting a faceplate on an outlet, or driving into metal.
So we pull out our trusty slotted screwdriver, and start to turn the screw.
But the slot depth is shallow, perhaps it’s a struck slot instead of a saw slot, or maybe, this screwdriver has seen a lot of days and it’s worn, so the screwdriver slips out of the slot, perhaps across the application surface, and mars the surface.

BTDT: Been there, done that.. And hated it!

It is said the two most common complaints for screwdriver users are slipping or “Cam-Out”, and stripping/damaging a screw head). I’d rank Cam-Out as number 1.
Too much torque on the screwdriver, and the blade breaks out of the slot and slides wherever the torque pushes it. The more torque, the more likely it is to damage a work surface. This likewise can be true removing screws, and even more so if you’re using a power tool.
In 30 years in industry, I have often found myself despising the slotted screw.
But all things have a purpose, right? Until recently, I had never, ever thought that perhaps this slippage was by design. But it’s said the intent was to avoid damaging work through excess torque.

A BETTER SOLUTION

A better solution might be a six-lobe, ACR or Philips drive, which have much better BER – Bit Engagement Ratios. More importantly, not only do they engage better, they also tend to stay within the drive if it does Cam-Out. That means less damage potential.
Head types (round, pan, flat, etc.) certainly can play a factor also.
There are many types of drives available. Finding the right combination of Bit Engagement really isn’t rocket science.
A combo drive often performs much better. A Philips / Square / Slotted / Hex drive for example, will allow you to do most anything. But that does require s hefty head height.
Typically deck screws often have either Phil / Square flat heads or ACR II bits. Either one has superior bit engagement.

STEPS TO BETTER ASSEMBLY PERFORMANCE

Want better assembly performance?

-Review your tools.
-Set your torque properly.
-Make sure your bits are in good shape.
-Replace any worn tooling regularly.

Get help! Call a Fast-Rite pro at 888.327.8077 and explain your use case.
The right drive can make your life much easier, speeding assembly, maximizing torque, and minimizing cam-out, saving time, preventing damage and resulting in a better joint.
For help in finding a drive or bit selection, Call a pro at 888.327.8077, or email us at sales@fast-rite.com.

COVID-19 Update

Freight Shipping

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic all freight is now subject to GRI (Gross Rate Increase) at the time of shipment. Please understand we are doing everything possible to mitigate any potential freight increases and we appreciate your continued support. We will continue to proactively monitor the situation and will release updates on a continuing basis regarding expected changes.

Updated 6/19/2020

Contact us

For more information regarding international freight, please contact customerservice@fast-rite.com or dial (630) 858 0988.

High Quality Metal Stamping

Learn About Metal Stamping at Fast-Rite!

Engineering & Design Expertise

Since 1992, Fast-Rite has partnered with OEMs to make them successful manufacturers. Through concise manufacturing capabilities, engineering expertise, and design recommendations, Fast-Rite is a leader in providing OEMs with the absolute best materials. One of the most popular products that we offer is our state-of-the-art industrial stamping.

Industrial Capabilities

Fast-Rite’s signature metal stamping is the highest quality in manufacturing today! Our capabilities include heat-resistant metal alloys, prototype/short-run capabilities, 4-Slide/ Multi-Slide, progressive die, straight slide, springs, and wire form parts.

We can manufacture precision stamping from virtually any material, including steel, bronze, copper, brass, aluminum, steel, and stainless steel — four slide and multi-slide, precision laser cutting, progressive die products and more. Fast-Rite also offer secondary operations such as deburring, tapping, heat treating and plating.

Plus, you can customize with a wide variety of finishes, including zinc in all colors, nickel in all colors, phosphate, mechanical zinc, galvanized zinc, chrome, gold, brass, copper, and more!

From Taipei to Toronto, Mexico City to Manhattan, Fast-Rite’s stamping across the globe!

Consultation

Fast-Rite sells more than just high-quality fasteners, stampings, castings, and assemblies. Our lines include electronic components, MRO and PPE items, abrasives, anchors, tools, and tool accessories, just to name a few. Check out how you can save more than 20% on  Customized Component Management!

Call us today and learn how we leverage our SAP backed technology to implement spend management. Our industrial product experts are ready to assist!

Dial 1-630-858-0988 or email sales@fast-rite.com.

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