Octolok studs and nuts are Grade strength fasteners designed to provide external or internal threads in the most demanding applications including light gauge sheet materials.
Octolok fasteners improve quality & reliability, simplify production processes and reduce the cost of assembly. Octolok fasteners can replace weld-studs and eliminate painting/plating costs.
Octolok fasteners are placed into drilled or pre-punched holes of a specific diameter recommended for each size fastener. A press applied force drives the 8 lobe forming feature into the application material forcing the material to flow into the fastener retention groove delivering excellent torque-to-turn performance whilst the retaining ring provides superior push-out values. Octolok fasteners can be placed manually one at a time or the assembly process can be automated.
Features and Benefits
Octolok 8 lobe symmetrical configuration
= Superior torque-to-turn & vibration resistance
= Increased push-out value performance
= Utilize existing 6 lobe clinch stud press/tooling
Installation can be automated
= High speed installation reduces assembly cost
Heat treated to SAE standard/ISO class
= High strength can allow reduction in fastener diameter for lower cost assembly
Available in imperial and metric sizes
= Suitable for all markets - manufactured to customer requirements
Available in assorted coatings/finishes
= Ready to use, no re-plating or painting required