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224 Galaxy, 1/8 Gap

The 200 Series is a set of unique, strong, and versatile fasteners, which allow for 1/8” movement.  The ability to expand and contract through all types of conditions adds to their flexibility and makes the Galaxy a multi-purpose fastener.  The Galaxy comes with 234 Euro Screw, ½” thread length.

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  • Product Description
  • Introduction Animation
  • Installation Guides
  • Demonstration Videos
  • Drawings & Models
  • Product Specifications

New Product Introduction:

The 200 Series is a set of unique, strong, and versatile fasteners, which allow for 1/8” movement.  The ability to expand and contract through all types of conditions adds to their flexibility and makes the Galaxy a multi-purpose fastener.  The Galaxy comes with 234 Euro Screw, ½” thread length.

Application

The Galaxies’ extra-strength and their small size are unique because their arms grip from the sides.  These long arms allow for up to 1/8” of movement at the connection between the panel and the mounting point; this design allows for secure expansion and contraction of the panel.  The compression fit holds plywood, particle board MDF, plastics, solid surfaces, and more.   The Galaxy works well for the installation of all types of architectural applications like wall panels, acoustic panels, fabric panel, mirror frames, heavy art, and wood trim.

Mounting Screws:

There are 3 types of steel double-headed mounting screws.
234, 235, Euro Screw, used in Wood, Particle Board, MDF, etc.
236, 237, Combination Screws, used with Anchors in Sheetrock, Composite Material
238, 239, Mounting Bolts, used for mounting to steel and aluminum.

Description:

Each of the four Galaxy fasteners have a different number of arms, which determines the strength of each.  The thicker the arms are, the harder it is to pull the fasteners away from the wall.  Like our popular Zero, there is no requirement to drop and lock the Galaxy because the panel snaps straight into place.  The inserts are designed for a compression lock into a 1-1/4” drilled hole, at 3/8” depth.   They can be quickly inserted with a hammer or a press; plus, the fastener has a small rim that indents the surface of the wood and holds the insert flush with the surface.

The engineered plastic body and steel mounting screw on Galaxy can withstand repeated removal during installation.  However, they are not designed for constant removal, and they should not be used on service panels that will be removed many times.

Note: The 224 Galaxy has a 30 Lb. weight limit per insert. It should be used overhead only in combination with safety lanyard.

More information is available under "Video/Downloads".
Full length Shop Demonstration Videos are available on YouTube

Quick Specs, Galaxy

Application: Mounts Wood, Steel, Solid Surface, Composites
Key Advantages: Flush, Strong, Allows 1/8” Movement, Thin, Center Snap
Fastener Type: Center Snap Insert
Holding Type: Friction Catch
Alignment Method: 229 Galaxy Alignment Pins
Fastener Preparation: Drill 1-1/4" Hole x 3/8" Deep, Thin enough for ½” thick panels.
Maximum Panel Size: 4' x 8'

Accessories & Tools

911 Carbide Tipped , 1-1/4" Forstner
913 Pilot Drill & Stop, 5mm Center Point
919 Bosch 5/16" x 6" Carbide Tipped Drill
920 Panel Adjuster
960 Pneumatic Insert Hammer
964 Galaxy Hammer for All Galaxies
969 Galaxy Retrofit Insertion Fixture

Pertinent Galaxy Information

There are 6 Printable Installation Guides, Downloads
130 Field Layout of Wall Panels, Downloads
132 Building a Straight Sheetrock Wall, Downloads
150 Why the Galaxy Works, Panel Movement
Shop Demonstration Videos, on YouTube

Mounting Accessories

229 Galaxy Alignment Pins
234 Euro Screw, 1/2” Thread Length
235 Euro Screw, 5-16” Thread Length
236 Combination Screw, 1/2” Thread Length
237 Combination Screws, 1-3/8” Thread Length
238 Mounting Bolts, 1/2”, Thread Length, 10 - 24 Thread
239 Mounting Bolts, 1/2", Thread Length, 10 - 24 Thread,
750 Tapered Shim
952 Pop Toggle TC for 5/8" Sheetrock

Strength

224 Galaxy, Horizontal Pull Off = 75 Pounds, Vertical Weight Holding 30 Pounds
225 Galaxy, Horizontal Pull Off = 60 Pounds, Vertical Weight Holding 25 Pounds
226 Galaxy, Horizontal Pull Off = 40 Pounds, Vertical Weight Holding 20 Pounds
227 Galaxy, Horizontal Pull Off = 30 Pounds, Vertical Weight Holding 10 Pounds

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Quick Introduction Animation:

Shop Demonstration Videos:

Drawings & Models:

Spec_Drawing

Product Specifications:

224 Galaxy Spec (pdf)

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