KATO Fastening Systems, Inc - tangless

By: Kato  11-11-2011
Keywords: Installation Tool

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Here's where Tangless CoilThread Inserts stand out from all other helically-coiled threaded inserts. Instead of a tang, these new inserts feature a unique, ramped driving notch on the inside diameter of the first coil on each end of the insert.

To drive the insert we developed on innovative installation tool with a patented, internal spring loaded pawl located at the tip of the tool's mandrel. During installation this hooked pawl locks into the insert Driving Notch and rotates the insert into the tapped hole, The pawl then retracts onto the mandrel to allow the tool back out of the installed insert.

The Installation Process Is Simple

  • Partially thread an insert onto the tool's mandrel
  • No need to orient the insert.. they're bi-directional!
  • Align the insert with the tapped hole and press the trigger on the electric installation tools

That's it! Everything else is automatic. The insert goes in, the tool comes out and the job is finished. There is no tang to break off. The insert is ready for a bolt or screw.

Keywords: Installation Tool

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