As one of Europe’s leading wholesalers of Stainless-Steel Fasteners – with almost 30 years’ experience – Apex has established a worldwide reputation for excellent customer service – a principle that is deeply embedded at the very heart of the company and permeates through every level of the business.
Apex aims to offer its fastener distribution customers a ‘one-stop shop’ for all their Stainless-Steel fastener and fixings requirements and constantly strives to offer the very best possible customer service available by building upon its already extensive and comprehensive product portfolio of over 20000 product lines.
Given the ever more rigorous requirements as regards quality and strength of products capable of coping with the harshest of conditions and environments, the Company has focused attention on the range of fasteners offered by BUMAX® as a solution. The BUMAX® product range are known for being one of the strongest Stainless-Steel fasteners in the world and have a proven track record of providing optimal safety and reliability in the most demanding of applications. The BUMAX® product range is manufactured exclusively in Europe and from premium European stainless-steel materials. All BUMAX products are available with optional BUMAX 3.1 test certificates.
BUMAX® 88 product range is manufactured in premium grade A4/316L low carbon stainless steel. The high molybdenum content of BUMAX 88 & 109 ensures a superior level of corrosion resistance, compared to generic A4/316 stainless-steel fasteners. BUMAX 88 offers a minimum tensile strength of 800 MPa and minimum yield strength of 640 MPa, making BUMAX 88 stronger than standard A4-80 and equivalent in strength to carbon steel 8.8. BUMAX 88 also delivers excellent fatigue resistance properties in applications where vibration and dynamic stresses can cause premature fatigue failure in most other fasteners.
Existing A4 stock ranges are therefore currently being supplemented by BUMAX® 88 Socket Cap Screws and Socket Countersunk Screws.
These parts will shortly be available immediately from the shelf to ensure prompt delivery and fulfilment of any customer requirement on these items, including next day delivery to UK Customers.
Further product groups from the BUMAX® range include BUMAX® 88 Hexagon Full Nuts, Flat Washers, Hexagon Head Screws (Full and Part Thread), as well as BUMAX® 109, an A4/316L stainless steel, in strength class 100 (minimum tensile strength 1,000 MPa and minimum yield strength 900 MPa). These will also ultimately be stocked in the UK, although currently access to the BUMAX® inventory in Sweden should facilitate prompt deliveries.
Further BUMAX® product grades are also available, such as SDX 109 (super-duplex stainless in strength equivalent to 10.9) and DX 129 (duplex stainless in strength equivalent to 12.9), offering even greater strength and higher levels of corrosion resistance. Bespoke fasteners to drawing are also possible. Contact a member of the friendly sales teams at Apex for pricing and availability.
Further technical information about a few of the primary grades of the BUMAX® family Product Range can be found below: