Spinner-Grip™ Flange Lock Nuts With Free-Spinning Design Now Available in Corrosion-Resistant Stainless Steel

April 13, 2007
Jergens Spinner-Grip™ Flange Lock Nuts are now available in 18/8 stainless steel to resist corrosion in harsh environments. Spinner-Grip nuts, unlike prevailing torque lock nuts, allow a free-spinning installation that eliminates the need to wrench the nut down the bolt. In addition, Spinner-Grip nuts lock to the base part, not the bolt threads, providing better tensile strength to hold the entire fastener assembly (bolt, part, and nut), making them particularly effective in high-vibration applications. The new stainless steel Spinner-Grip Flange Lock Nuts provide the same optimum locking performance as standard Spinner-Grip nuts. When combined with the excellent corrosion resistance of stainless steel, they are particularly well suited for such diverse industries as chemical, fluid process, medical, food service, automotive, industrial, maintenance, entertainment, transportation, and racing, to name just a few. Specific applications include material-handling equipment, medical equipment, vibratory applications, and hard-to-reach fastening areas. The all-stainless steel locking nut is also ideal for environments in which wide variances in temperatures and harsh environmental conditions are likely. Spinner-Grips do not require the use of flat washers (except in slotted applications) and will replace standard nuts as well as all types of lock nuts. In addition, Spinner-Grips can be re-used several times, not limited to 5 or fewer re-uses like nylon insert lock nuts. Jergens, Inc. is a world leader in the manufacture of the highest quality standard tooling components. Founded in 1942, the company has grown into four separate operating divisions providing superior engineered solutions and products: “The standard components with the highest standards.” Jergens is an ISO 9001:2000 certified company.