Available in a wide variety of sizes and options, the new clevis fastener kit from WDS Components Ltd contains all parts needed to complete a secure fastening in automotive manufacturing.
Widely used in machinery automation, clevis fasteners – comprising of a clevis fork, clevis pin, a washer and a pin or clip – are used in a variety of applications from attaching machine shock absorbers to rod ends for gas struts. WDS now supplies these components combined in an easy to order kit, removing the need for the customer to specify and select individual components.
Enabling faster design, the kits have a single part number and CAD file for download and import. The kit format also ensures compatibility according to fitting type required and size, saving time in ordering and speeding up manufacturing operations. The kits are available in robust zinc plated steel or, for hygienic applications or where the highest resistance to corrosion is required, 304 stainless steel. Both kits are available with male and female fittings and a wide range of 43 sizes, from thread M4 to M12.
The kits also have a range of fasteners to give a choice depending on security of closure – combined with ease and speed of fitting. The cotter pin provides the highest security of fastening while the spring clip affords the greatest ease of installation; the E clip is a balance between the two designs.
To ensure compatibility with both new and existing applications, the components have DIN numbers meaning they conform to a metric standard. The clevis forks meet DIN 71752 and the other components also carry a DIN number where required.
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