Lock bolts are a valuable tool when working in applications where there is heavy vibration because they will not shake loose. Because of their simple installation and dependability, lockbolts will save you time, money and labor.
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What is a Fastener Collar?
A fastener collar is one half of a lock bolt and is used to secure the pin, the other half of the lockbolt.
How Do You Use a Lockbolt?
While nuts and bolts use a threaded screw to create a joint, lock bolts use a collar fitted over a threaded bolt. The bolt, or pin, is placed in a pre-drilled hole. Using a special lockbolt installation tool, the pin is pulled tight to bring two pieces of material together. At the same time, the collar is pressed tightly onto the pin, resulting in a tight, strong, permanent bond with the locking grooves.
Where Are Lock Bolts Used?
Lockbolts can be used anywhere you require both lasting construction and joint integrity. Lock bolts are very resistant to vibration and high shear, and they have high tensile strength. That makes lockbolts popular for use under the most extreme conditions. A few areas where a lock bolt is commonly used include:
- Automotive applications
- Medical equipment
- Wind turbines
- Agricultural equipment
- Metal fabrication
- Construction equipment
- Bridges and tunnels
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