Understanding Industrial Equipment and Our Manufacturing Legacy

I'm Sandra Adams, a blogger and enthusiast of many eclectic targets, including pottery and industrial equipment and supplies. I've traced my family tree as far back as I can go and there is not one moment where my family hasn't been involved in manufacturing. My dad worked as a mechanic repairing industrial machinery and if it wasn't for me, he wouldn't have anyone to pass down his knowledge to. I've always wanted to know what my dad was up to, so I'd ask him what he did everyday. I've always been really curious and this has lead me to develop a really strong understanding of industrial equipment. My love for industrial equipment hasn't waned and now I feel like sharing this knowledge with others. I've created this blog for this exact purpose.

Metric Lock Nuts: Buying Advice To Remember For Fastening Projects


One of the more coveted metric fasteners—especially for projects that involve ample vibration—is a lock nut. It won't loosen over time regardless of what happens around it. If you plan on buying some of these metric fasteners, take these steps.

Make Sure Locking Nature Was Fully Tested by the Supplier 

The main function of a metric lock nut is to remain on a supporting bolt, even when there are vibrations present. Make sure you verify this special design by buying from metric fastener suppliers who've taken the opportunity to test out this performance detail.

They should have conducted vibration tests on their lock nut varieties to prove they remain in place, giving you added assurances as a buyer. You might even look for performance tests that are specific to how you plan on using these fasteners. 

Look For a Wear-Resistant Design

If you want metric lock nuts holding up to your installation practices and long after you secure them to bolts holding materials in place, then look for a wear-resistant design. The lock nuts should feature a material that doesn't easily wear down over time, regardless of the actions and environments it's exposed to. 

For instance, stainless steel is a pretty wear-resistant material you might look for in metric lock nuts. Even if you're a little rough with these fasteners when getting them into position on bolts, you can trust they won't scratch, bend, or warp in a severe manner. 

Don't Forget About Supporting Washers

When you set up a metric lock nut on a bolt that secures materials together, make sure you distribute force evenly so that premature wear doesn't occur on any one side of the nut. You can achieve this type of setup if you get supporting washers to go along with metric lock nuts you purchase from a supplier.

As long as you get washers that are the right size, you can place them on a bolt and then follow up with a lock nut to keep everything together in a secure manner. Your nuts should remain secure and not face as much pressure as they would without companion washers.

Metric lock nuts have the unique ability to lock in place once attached to bolts, which is such a vital feature for operations that involve a lot of vibration. If you study your fastening projects carefully, finding a suitable lock nut variety won't be hard.  

For more info about metric fasteners, contact a local company. 


29 November 2022