The new and innovative Vee Nut is a threadless nyloc nut that inventor David Fussell says has a number of spectacular advantages, not available with any existing fastening hardware. The uniquely designed nylon insert is also provided with hole diameters to accommodate any standard size bolt and to save on cost.
One size of the Vee Nut can handle coarse or fine metric, SAE, UNF, BSW or any other type threads for a specific bolt diameter, which reduces the inventory requirements for hardware. There is also no chance of damaging the lead thread on the bolt as it is threaded into the nut. The nylon also protects the bolt from physical damage.
The graph (pictured right) presents data from tests of an M14 threadless nyloc nut compared to both an M14 x 1.5mm plain nut and a M14 x 1.5mm standard nyloc nut, all using M14 x 1.5mm bolts. It shows how loosening during service with the threadless nyloc nut is much safer.
“The loosening torque on the Vee Nut is many times that of standard hardware available today – up to 300% higher,” commented David Fussell, inventor of the Vee Nut. “When compared to standard steel hardware or even the available nyloc designs, safety advantages are immediately evident. Even after many uses, the Vee Nut provides three times the loosening torque as other hardware. This new and innovative nut provides for economy in manufacturing, safety in application, minimises inventory, protects bolt threads and enables design flexibility.”
The threadless nyloc nut has a Utility Patent issued, with another pending. It also has International Patent Protection, with 153 countries currently recognising the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT).
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