Screw Locking Helical Inserts


Screw locking (or prevailing torque) inserts are of particular value in applications subject to the effects of cyclic vibration or impact. In addition to the benefits afforded by free running inserts, Our screw locking inserts offer the additional security of prevailing locking torque. This is achieved by the action of one or more polygonal grip coils positioned within the inserts length, which exert radial pressure on the male thread. Each grip coil consists of a number of tangential locking chords which protrude inside the minor diameter of the normal free running coils. As the male thread passes through these grip coils the locking flats are displaced thus exerting radial pressure or prevailing locking torque on the male thread. On removal of the male thread, the locking coils relax to their original form permitting repeated assembly whilst retaining a measurable level of prevailing torque.

Note: it is recommended that only close fit plated or lubricated bolts or screws are used with screw locking inserts.