Lockbolts Without Pintails
Unlike lockbolts with pintails that break from the lockbolt pin upon completion of the installation process, lockbolts without pintails have no breakpoints on the pin and therefore have no residual waste when installed.
Lockbolts are structural fasteners, provide incredible vibration resistance and reliability that typically cannot be duplicated by a traditional nut and bolt application. In addition, the installation process is faster and more efficient because a lockbolt is set from the single collar side, where a nut and bolt requires torque be applied to both the bolt and nut side for installation.
Because the collar is pulled and swaged onto the lockbolt pin during installation, dual sided torque is not required.
There are two distinct advantages with pintail-less lockbolts over lockbolts with pintails. 1. There is no break point on the pin. A break point produces a loud “bang” that can result in operator fatigue. 2. Because there is no break point, there is no spent pintail to discard or capture upon the completion of installation.
Investing in a lockbolt installation system provides a rapid return on investment because of the improved efficiency and speed of installation, reduced labor and improved integrity of material assemblies.