The key locking inserts are the single-piece inserts which come threaded on both internal and external side. This tool helps in providing a positive mechanical lock for preventing rotation that occurs due to vibration or torsion. These key lock inserts are also known as shorthand “keyset,” which is also a registered trademark of Alcoa Fastening Systems.
These user-friendly tools are quite easy to install with a standard tap or drill; this makes them easy to remove without affecting parent material.
There are four main styles of key lock insert tool;
- Thin Wall: It has a smaller external thread size as compared to standard heavy-duty inserts. The thin wall inserts are ideal to use for tight spaces where less pull-out strength is significantly needed.
- Heavy Duty: Since it is suitable for many applications, the heavy-duty insert comprises thick and heavy-duty thread walls. This is widely used in applications in which the bolt is removed consistently.
- Extra Heavy Duty: Supplying more prominent draw-out strength, longer life, and soundness, Extra Heavy Duty embeds have a more noteworthy outside string region and an expanded divider thickness. Their optimal use is with materials with lower extreme shear strength, which takes into consideration the most incredible draw-out power and respectability.
- Solid: These additions are ideal for migrating lost openings, stopping openings, rescuing costly castings, or filling in openings that are too enormous. There also comes a pneumatic tool for river nut, but it’s used for other applications.
The key locking insert tool is ideal for strengthening softer materials, including; aluminum or magnesium; in fact, it can be used in many other materials such as; cast iron, cold-rolled steel, and even plastic.
How to Insert key Lock Insert Tool?
For inserting key locks, you’ll need few things, including; a bolt which you’ll have to use for your application, the key locking insert with a minor diameter inside, and that can fit in your bolt.
A major diameter on the outside is supposed to do into your fixture plate or wherever you’re installing.
It has these minor tiny locking keys which deform into a fixture; you’ll need an installation tool with little slots on it, then you need a driver tool which will push down on keys of key locking insert and deform threads in the plate or part into which you’re going to install.
You’ll need a hammer that is usually common to use in every machining work.
Okay. One most important thing you need to note while installing key locking inserts is to go by the drill tap size recommended for key lucky inserts. To put in other words, if you have half-inch 13 threads putting into your part to accept the locking insert, it’ll give you more extensive drills.
Tap drill size aside, which you normally use to prevent intercourse with keys. The minor Daman is a key locking insert with your part – you ought to have it while inserting the key lock insert.
You’ll notice the threads are going smoothly in, and that’s because you just used the right tap drill size. Once your key locking insert is installed into your part, you’ll have to test it out with a bolt quickly to make sure the inner threads and key locking insert are reliable and effective in use from the manufacturer’s side.
Next, take your driver tool. Wait, let me share another essential tip with you! Take a steel ruler or scale to get a visual check over the top of the surface, and make sure that the key locking insert is well below the surface. You can do the worst thing but the lucky key insert in and have a little bit sticking up.
Then, when you try and mount anything to your part, you’ll eventually make it sit but not flat to the surface of your part.