PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Nord-Lock Introduces X-series Washers — A New Evolution in Bolt Security

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Nord-Lock adds a new dimension of safety to bolt security with the launch of the Nord-Lock X-series washer. X-series combines Nord-Lock’s unmatched wedge-locking protection against spontaneous bolt loosening (due to vibration and dynamic loads) with an exclusive spring effect that protects against slackening due to settlement and relaxation. This unique combination makes X-series the first, true multifunctional solution — offering the highest security for critical joints, without compromise.

The new multifunctional wedge-locking product from Nord-Lock offers bolt security without compromise.

With new technologies and demands, joints increasingly have to withstand stresses from multiple fronts, including vibration, dynamic loads, settlement and relaxation. Yet, no solutions on the market have previously been designed to secure bolts from all of these at once. This has left designers with the difficulty of figuring out which issue — spontaneous bolt loosening or slackening — will have the biggest effect on the joint, and choosing a solution to handle that single problem. Now, there is no need to compromise. Nord-Lock X-series ensures total bolt security while simplifying design and maintenance since there is no need to use and stock multiple solutions.

The principle of Nord-Lock X-series washers includes multiple functions that act on the bolted joint to maintain preload and prevent spontaneous bolt loosening.

How it Works:
As with Nord-Lock’s original washers, each washer pair has cams on one side and radial teeth on the opposite side to secure the bolted joint with tension instead of friction. The Nord-Lock X-series washers’ conical shape also creates an elastic reserve in the bolted joint to compensate for the loss of preload and prevent slackening. For more information, visit www.nord-lock.com.