The HECO-TOPIX-Therm opens up a whole new world of possibilities when working with soft insulating materials. Compressive loads such as the weight of the roof covering or snow can not be withstood by soft insulating materials. For this reason, conventional fixing options using partially-threaded screws can not be used to install such insulating materials. Thanks to the HECO-TOPIX-Therm, the use of soft insulating materials such as fibreboard no longer presents a problem. The batten is fixed in place using the under-head thread which causes the compressive forces to be transmitted through the fixing into the rafters rather than damaging the insulation itself. Together with the HECO-TOPIX-CC, this forms a perfect system for efficient façade and roof insulation. The shear forces are absorbed by a shear block together with the HECO-TOPIX-CC. This system requires significantly fewer fixing points than other conventional solutions. Furthermore, HECO-TOPIX-T screws are fastened at a right angle which is a clear advantage over other systems. The HECO-TOPIX-T range was increased by the 10 mm diameter. The bolt is now available in 8 and 10 mm diameters and the lengths 200, 240, 280, 300, 330, 360 400 and 450 mm.
HECO-Schrauben – a family company which combines tradition and progress
Decades of experience and a wealth of significant innovations on the screw market are what distinguish the internationally successful HECO-Schrauben GmbH & Co. KG. The product range offered by this family company based in Schramberg in the Black Forest comprises connecting elements for wood, concrete and metal. Thanks to its high demands on quality and distinctive innovative strength, the company has developed in Germany from a traditional manufacturer of screws to a specialist in modern fixing technology.
Sound knowledge of a little bit of metal With a clear commitment to the location, the Hettich family has been producing in Schramberg since the company was established in 1888. Under the management of Stefan and Guido Hettich, 200 employees meanwhile design, manufacture and distribute screws and elements for fixings in wood construction, concrete and metal applications as well as for heavy-duty fixings. The company can look back on many years of development which is not only reflected in the quality of its products, but also in a high density of innovations and patents. A sound knowledge concerning the development and production of screws as well as careful selection of raw materials and precise production processes in the company’s own machine park have made HECO a brand product for professional craftsmen. Apart from its numerous product innovations and improvements, HECO has also set new standards in the area of approvals in its capacity as a screw specialist and during the course of its 40 years of corporate history, thus ensuring more safety than ever before. HECO applies state-of-the-art calculation processes in this area and collaborates closely with universities and material testing facilities. Findings thus gleaned are integrated directly in new innovations for HECO products.
With their heads screwed on – HECO products HECO carries an extensive range of universal, wood and concrete screws. All screws avail of a special geometry developed by HECO which ensures that they are swift and reliable in use as well as offering enormous advantages in terms of application. And they guarantee extremely secure stability. What’s more, the company also offers special solutions for industrial wood, metal and plastic processing. The range of special HECO screws offers freedom of selection for installations in various materials, surfaces and an infinite range of geometric variations in terms of head shape, thread design, drives and tips. With innovative expertise made in Schramberg, HECO is continually developing new and innovative products. The latest screw innovation: the HECO-UNIX, a patented full-thread screw with contraction effect. Thanks to its unique geometry with versatile thread pitch, it combines the features of a part-thread screw with the advantages of a full-thread screw. What’s more, the specially patented HECO-UNIX combi screw head also reveals new benefits in the form of entirely innovative milling grooves.
Firmly committed to high quality HECO-Schrauben is renowned world-wide for its high quality standard and stands for safety and reliability in the area of fixing technology. Before products leave the company, they are subject to a complex test procedure. This starts as early as initial quality testing on the production machinery. Test data gleaned here is recorded electronically before being supplemented by additional random samples and evaluated in the Quality Management Department. Extensive end controls are decisive as to whether products are allowed to leave the premises or not. This sophisticated Quality Management system is certified by the TÜV to DIN EN ISO 9001:2000 and is reconfirmed every year within the framework of a complex audit as well as being recertified every three years.