Alcoa launches Recoil® Tangless® 06 June 2014

Alcoa Fastening Systems has launched its new Recoil® Tangless® wire thread insert, available in a variety of materials and finishes as either self-locking or free-running form.

With no tang to break off following installation, Alcoa says the insert is ideal in situations where the counting of displaced tangs is mandatory or where loose tangs could potentially damage the finished product. In addition, its bi-directional design helps eliminate the time required to check insert orientation prior to installation, therefore significantly reducing assembly time.

The Recoil Tangless wire thread insert is available in a selection of metric sizes from M3 – M10 and in bulk or strip-feed reels, and will also soon be available in M2.5.

In addition, a full range of manual, hand pre-winder, electric and air tools complement the Recoil Tangless wire thread insert line to accommodate various types, speeds and volumes of installation.

Jay Sahadew, marketing manager at Alcoa Fastening Systems said: “Developed based on the demand from customers requiring an insert with no tang, the Recoil Tangless insert will not only save installation time but also provide assurance to safety critical applications such as engine manufacturing or consumer electronics – where the tang could potentially cause a short circuit in electronic components or other computerised equipment. It is easy to use, as the user simply drills, taps and installs, and it can also be removed or adjusted with ease. Comprehensive technical information and advice on the use of Recoil Tangless products is also available to all of our customers from project inception through to post installation support.”

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