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RS PRO A4 Stainless Steel Locking Nut
From the trusted RS PRO brand, these lock nuts contain a nylon insert for safe and secure fastening. They are designed to remain secure despite conditions of severe vibration. The nut is made from A4 stainless steel with a bright zinc plating, for durability and environmental resistance over a long period of use. As it is A4 graded, it is even suitable for use in challenging environments.
Features and Benefits:
- Locking nuts for heavy-duty applications
- Glass-filled nylon inserts
- A4 Grade 18/8 Stainless Steel (Type 316 S16)
Unlike conventional fasteners, lock nuts, sometimes known as self-locking nuts, contain a plastic insert that deforms to the thread of the fastener and prevents loosening without the aid lock threading adhesive.They are commonly used in applications where a secure fastening is required or when joining soft materials such as wood and plastics where high surface pressure might damage the material, or when there is a short clamp load. However, their principal advantage is in applications where there is a high degree of vibration. Locking nuts resist loosening over time in dynamic load conditions and because of this, they are often used in:
- Domestic appliances such as washers and dryers
- Industrial machinery
- Automotive industry
How many times can a self-locking nut be used?
While a locking nut can be removed in much the same way a conventional nut can, their nylon inserts deform and degrade with each use. Therefore it is not recommended that self-locking nuts be re-used if it can be avoided, as their primary characteristic- the ability to dampen vibration and stress from dynamic loads- lessens in efficacy with each use.
How to tighten a self-locking nut?
Locknuts can be applied in much the same way as conventional nuts. It is recommended to finger tighten as much as possible, and then tighten with an appropriate tool until the required torque is reached.
Why RS PRO?
RS PRO is the own brand of RS. The RS PRO Seal of Approval is your assurance of professional quality, a guarantee that every part is rigorously tested, inspected, and audited against demanding standards. Making RS PRO the Smart Choice for our customers.
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