The design features a solid, spring loaded “wedge-shaped plunger” that combines ease of use with secure fastening. The wedge-shaped plunger easily retracts when inserting the pin into a hole. The angled, ramp-like face of the wedge ensures smooth insertion. Once fully inserted, the plunger springs back up, locking the pin into the application. A vertical face at the rear of the plunger prevents the pin from backing out.
The SLIC Pin, from Pivot Point Inc, Hustisford, Wisc., is intended for use as a semi-permanent quick locking pin in many applications. It replaces other labor intensive fastening combinations such as a clevis pin & cotter pin, a pin and retaining ring, or a nut and bolt. It is used in the same manner as these other devices, but has an improved function and ease of assembly. The plunger is as strong as a cotter pin. The simple, one-piece design means easier, safer, and faster assembly speeds. It needs no tools, has no sharp ends as do cotter pins, and there are fewer items to purchase and inventory.
The SLIC Pin is especially useful in applications with blind holes, or space constraints, or both, and it quickly and easily inserts from just one side. Unlike other tedious fastening methods, there is no need to access the other side to secure another fastener such as a cotter pin, a nut or a clip.
The device can be configured for particular applications. It can be produced in a clevis pin head style, grab-ring style, or others. The pin comes in several materials and finishes. For more information or Free Samples please contact Pivot Point Customer Service.
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