The Torx® family started life back in 1967 with the original Torx® patent. From this humble beginning, this revolutionary drive system has continually expanded its offerings with ongoing improvements and many new design variants to accommodate a wide range of industry needs. Today, the main family members include Torx®, Torx Plus®, and Torx Paralobe™.
In the aerospace market, Torx® and Torx Plus® have been prevalent for many years on major aircraft. Torx Plus was responsible for significant improvements in aerospace assembly operations by reducing injuries, reducing repairs, increasing drive strength, and increasing overall productivity. To expand upon these improvements, CAMCAR InnovationsSM developed the internal Torx Paralobe™ drive which amplified all the improvements Torx Plus brought to the industry.
The first ISO aerospace standards for Torx Paralobe™ were recently published - ISO 4579 for internal drives and ISO 4580 for internal driver bits. These standards complement the already released SAE Aerospace standards AS8538 (recess) and AS3539 (bit). Of course, although these standards are created for the aerospace industry, they can guide end users to incorporate Torx Paralobe™ into assemblies in multiple industries. Please reach out to us for more information.
Another example of the evolving and ever improving nature of this family is the release of the latest improvements for the Torx® ttap® family. Torx ttap is a jointly developed product between CAMCAR and Ttapdrive AS. Torx ttap offers significant productivity improvements on job sites utilising wood framing construction and metal roofing. This is done with the patented ttap stability button found in the bottom of the recess.
With CAMCAR’s latest standards release, the company is continuing to improve upon the functionality and simplify the manufacturing of this product line.
These two products, and many others, started from the humble beginnings of genuine Torx. There are many generic hexalobular makers in the world but only the best are authorized suppliers of the CAMCAR program and allowed to make genuine Torx. While all the generic makers manufacture to a wide range of internal and external non-unitary standards, only Torx gives the end user the peace of mind knowing that whichever approved Torx manufacturer they purchase parts from anywhere in the world, they can expect the same level of quality and performance due to one global unitary genuine standard.
CAMCAR InnovationsSM. “Making Assemblies Better Worldwide”.
Having joined the magazine in 2012, Claire developed her knowledge of the industry through the numerous company visits, exhibitions and conferences she attended both in the UK and abroad.
Claire prides herself on keeping readers well informed and up to date with the latest industry news.