Our quality assurance team puts years of training—and state-of-the-art technology—into ensuring the highest standards.
We put everything to the test, including ourselves. Southern Fasteners & Supply LLC’s headquarters is certified to AS9120 with ISO 9001 by NSF-ISR. The people who join our quality assurance team must go through long-term training. And the fasteners we deliver must be tested for quality—from material composition to precise measurement accuracy.
They’re just fasteners. What’s the difference?
Two fasteners of vastly different quality might look the same to the untrained eye. But dozens of attributes separate high-quality, precision fasteners from substandard ones.
Our head of Quality Assurance, Jason Moorefield, gives a brief primer in the video above.
“Close enough” is not good enough.
For many industries, the dimensions of even a tiny fastener is a big deal. The vast majority of the fasteners we receive from manufacturers meet or exceed the most demanding tolerances. But we never assume they all will.
For many industries, extreme precision is vital. Companies in the medical technology field, in aerospace, or other critical areas, can’t risk using substandard parts. That’s why our quality assurance team uses advanced optical technology for any customer who requires absolute assurance.
Our optical comparator is accurate to .000039 inches. That’s just under one micron—and a human hair is 50 – 70 microns in diameter. When our technicians place a fastener under the comparator’s lens, they get extremely precise data on 99 dimensions.
You shouldn’t have to worry about the quality and precision of fasteners. Whatever your application—we serve all kinds of industries—you deserve assurance that the fasteners we deliver are made of the proper material and are measured with extreme accuracy. We take care of that for you. We take our promise seriously, because we know a lot depends on it.
System Certifications, Registrations and Approvals
The quality system at Southern Fasteners & Supply LLC’s headquarters is certified to AS9120 with ISO 9001opens PDF file by NSF-ISR and approved to QSLD Class 2, QSLD Class 3, and QSLD Rivet. Our quality system is also compliant with the standards of DOE O 414.1 and MIL-I-45208A. All of our locations adhere to each of these listed programs and their associated requirements. The product we supply meets all applicable ANSI/ASME, ASTM, SAE, Aerospace/Military (AN, MS, and NASM), and DIN/ISO specifications.
Click hereopens PDF file for a public copy of our system manual.