Always easy to grasp 06 June 2024

The new locking bolts with plastic eyelet handles from KIPP combine perfect handling with the best performance. Wherever safety and ergonomics are important when operating the bolt, the mechanical fastening elements offer a perfect solution.

A method that has long been tried and tested for coffee mugs is also a good idea for a locking bolt – a handle or an eyelet handle. The user can handle this comfortably and safely, even if they are wearing gloves at work or the locking bolt is in the base area or in an inaccessible place.

"When designing and constructing the handles, the focus was on their optimised feel," explains Samuel Rasch, product manager at HEINRICH KIPP WERK. "The new locking bolts are available with eyelet handles in various sizes so that they can be easily operated with one or two fingers."

The mechanical fastening elements help to hold and lock parts or components in a certain position in a wide variety of applications. For example, they fix tools, devices or components in mechanical engineering, secure attachments on agricultural machinery, support the assembly of medical devices and devices and guarantee the secure locking of rail-guided pool covers.

These locking bolts are available with different handle and thread sizes, with and without locking grooves, in steel or stainless steel versions, offering optimal performance indoors and outdoors. The handle is made of a stable, glass bead-reinforced thermoplastic in black-grey or traffic red. There are four different product versions to choose from with and without a locking groove or lock nut in sizes M8 to M16 with standard or fine thread.

Another special feature is the slim design of the new locking bolts, which visually integrates perfectly into the application. KIPP works with an internal locking groove and a hexagon that has the same diameter as the thread. When the bolt is locked, the hexagon is completely enclosed by the handle and is therefore not only invisible, but also well protected.

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