The torque locknuts are a type of lock nut that features a prevailing torque to assist in preventing self-loosening. The prevailing torque nuts can be divided into two main categories, namely all metal and nylon insert. All metal prevailing torque locknuts get the feature of prevailing torque when the threads are distorted at the top of the nut. On the other hand, the nylon inserts torque prevailing nuts have nylon or any other polymer insert that helps achieve a prevailing torque.
How do the prevailing torque locknuts work?
The prevailing torque in the locknuts work on three variations such as localized plastic deformation, interference fit, and continuous sliding.
Types of all metal prevailing locknuts
Industries where torque locknuts are used
When high temperature, high torque, high vibration, corrosion and tensile strength are involved in any process, industries rely on all metal prevailing torque locknuts. These locknuts are commonly used in these applications:
The prevailing torque locknuts can be reused only for a limited number of times because each time the nut is used, there is a decline in its prevailing torque quality. That is why it is recommended to use thread lubricants and torque valves. Because when the nut is used in the long threaded assemblies, it damages the locking feature of the nut as well as the mating part. That is why it is always recommended that the length of the bolt should not be longer if you want to ensure full thread engagement.
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