27 June 2019
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Is This The World’s Smallest Tangless Insert?

Advanex are the developers of the industry-accredited KATO CoilThread.

Over the last five years, the team of designers and engineers have been using their skills and expertise to develop the smaller, lighter, free-running 0-80 inserts that can be used in a range of markets, including electronics, aerospace and automotive.

The development of the new Tangless 0-80 inserts involved working with new wire, tooling and processes to perfect production. The new 0-80, 1-64 and M2 Tangless CoilThread inserts are now available to order and have a wide range of applications, including electronic equipment and components.

KATO CoilThread Tangless inserts can reduce the time of the installation process by up to 40%, it is claimed, when compared to conventional inserts. They offer the following benefits:

  • Size/Weight – Being smaller than similar fastening solutions means the inserts can be a space-saving and weight-reducing solution for an application
  • Debris Free – No tang to break off, retrieve, lose or count. The Tangless design saves time and reduces risk of foreign objects remaining within a critical application
  • Time Saving – Bi-directional design eliminates the need to orientate the inserts for installation significantly reducing installation and inspection time. KATO Strip Feed packaging also speeds installation time
  • Reusable – The quick and easy removal means no damaged threads and this non-destructive removal prevents damage to expensive machined parts or castings.

Brian Wall

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