What is a key locked insert?

What is a key locked insert?

What is a key locked insert?

Key Locking Thread Inserts Threaded inserts have locking keys to hold them in place. These inserts are for metal applications; not recommended for cast iron or brittle material. Repair damaged threads with a positive mechanical lock, preventing rotational spinout from vibration or torque.

How are threaded inserts measured?

Modern threaded plastic inserts are stipulated by a measurement of the outer diameter (OD), which is measured over the pipe thread in the case of a male pipe. To be sure that the pipe thread will match, threads per inch (TPI) are also measured. The inner diameter (ID) is sometimes used when buying PVC pipes.

What is a floating insert?

Floating Keylocking Inserts are used to help compensate for uneven surfaces which need alignment, and where expansion and contraction are an issue.

How do you remove a keyed insert?

Removal :

  1. Drill out the insert to the size and depth.
  2. Bend the keys down and break them off.
  3. Remove the insert using a screw extractor or similar tool.
  4. Screw a replacement insert into the original hole. Recommended Drill & Tap Sizes for Installation and Removal.

What are key inserts?

Key Inserts are ideal for thread reinforcement, especially when the mating stud or bolt will be removed frequently. These key-locking threaded inserts provide strong, permanent steel threads in a weaker parent material – ferrous, non-ferrous, or non-metallic.

Can you remove a Keensert?

Keensert removal instructions Use a standard drill to remove the insert material between the kees. The required dimensions can be found on the product page of the specific Keensert you wish to remove. Deflect the freed kees inwards and break them off. Remove the Keensert by the means of a EZ-out tool or similar tool.

How do you replace Keensert?

How to remove Keenserts ®

  1. Use standard drill.
  2. Deflect KEES inward and break off.
  3. Remove insert with E-Z OUT type tool. Contact us for your tool requirement.
  4. An identical insert can now be installed in the original hole. No re-work of the hole will be necessary.

What are thread inserts used for?

Threaded inserts are commonly used in plastic casings, housing, and parts to create a metal thread (typically: brass or stainless steel) to allow for screws to be used in the assembly of many consumer electronics and consumer products.