The Klincher Locknuts are unique, but there are many self-locking fastener products that attempt to do what they do. Self-locking fasteners go by many names, including part names and brand names, BUT NONE OF THEM ARE LIKE THE VARIOUS VERSIONS OF THE KLINCHER LOCKNUT! Some names and brands include:
Lock Nuts / Lock-Nuts / Locknuts
High Torque Lock Nuts
Reusable Lock Nuts
Prevailing Torque Nuts
Prevailing Torque Lock Nuts
Elastic Stop Nuts
Distorted Thread Lock Nuts
Elliptical Offset Lock Nuts
Interfering Thread Nuts
Tapered Thread Nuts
Jet Nuts / K-Nuts
Keps Nuts / K-Nuts / Washer Nuts with a Free-Spinning Washer
In the Lock Nut form, this is a Star-Type Lock Washer.
Regardless of the multitude of lock nut type fasteners, nothing on the market is like the Klincher Locknut, which is why demanding industries have continued to use it since its introduction in 1943. When high vibration, tensile strength, corrosion, stress 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. 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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