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Large Ship Building Lock Nuts

Klincher Tough Locknuts - Proudly used by Nearly Every Major Aircraft Engine Manufacturer.

The large sized Klincher Locknuts are ideal for Navy and ship building in high temperature and high vibration applications. Extreme temperature and high vibration are important factors that can negatively affect the performance of many lock nuts, self-locking nuts, reusable lock nuts, and various other fastening devices. But the large Klincher Locknut was designed for the high temp and high vibration environments found on ships in their boiler and exhaust areas. This is one of the reasons why jet engines, aircraft and aerospace companies and other demanding industries and applications have continued to use them since their introduction in 1943. Dual Machine manufactures both standard Klincher Locknuts, as well as custom Build-to-Print versions for the aviation and aerospace industry, where different dimensions, tolerances and/or threading is required. In these cases, Dual Machine manufactures exactly what you specify for your specific application.

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Photoelastic studies at a major US university have shown an equitable distribution of stress over the entire Klincher Locknut, versus a severe stress concentration in the first few threads of typical prevailing torque nuts and self-locking nuts. This unique stress pattern created in the Klincher Locknut effectively lowers the strain on the bolt, allowing it to perform better and for a longer period, including repeated uses. Note that these studies were done on the standard Klincher Locknuts, not the custom modified versions used in some industries.

Ship building lock nut

When high vibration, tensile strength, corrosion and temperature are factors, companies rely on Klincher Locknuts. The Klincher Locknut’s unique design, even distribution of stress and loads, and ability to be reused, make it the perfect lock nut for demanding applications. Klincher Locknuts are commonly used in the following applications:

  • Aerospace / Aviation
  • Turbine Engines
  • Automotive Turbochargers
  • Military Applications
  • High Temperature Applications
  • High Vibration Applications
  • Shipbuilding Applications – Read Shipbuilding Case Study!

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Klincher Locknuts – Performance Over the Years!

Contact us today to learn more about Klincher Locknuts and see how they can help you improve your product, process or application. Call 317-923-4786 or complete the form on our Contact Us page.

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