What is Nylon Insert Nuts?

Created at : Sep 21, 2022

Nylon insert nuts are used in a variety of industries, including automotive, plumbing, and electrical. They are made by inserting a nylon sleeve into the nut, which helps to grip the bolt more securely. These unique insert nuts are also known as locking nuts or jam nuts. The nylon insert helps to prevent the nut from loosening due to vibration. It also makes it easier to install and remove the nut, as well as allowing for repeated assembly and disassembly. The nylon insertion can also help to seal the joint against leaks.

Available in a Variety of Sizes

There are several different types of nuts of this kind available on the market, including standard hexagonal nuts, wingnuts, and flange nuts. Nylon insert wings are typically used for applications where a high degree of torque is required, such as in automotive applications. Flange insert nuts are commonly used in plumbing and electrical applications. They are available in a variety of sizes and thread types. The most common thread types are UNC (coarse), UNF (fine), and metric. They can also be made from different materials, including brass, stainless steel, and nylon.

High Degree of Vibration Resistance

When selecting nylon insert fasteners or nuts, it is important to consider the application and the desired level of security. For example, if the application requires a high degree of vibration resistance, then a nylon lock nut with a higher Insertion torque rating would be appropriate. If the application is outdoors or in a wet environment, then a nylon locking nut with a higher Corrosion Resistance Rating would be more suitable.

Here are some tips to help keep you safe when using these types of nuts:

 - Always use the correct size wrench or socket when tightening nylon nuts. Using the wrong size tool can strip the threads on the nut, which can lead to problems down the line.

 - Never overtighten insert style nuts. This can damage the threads and make it difficult to remove the nut in the future.

 - When loosening nylon insert nuts, be sure to hold onto the wrench or socket tightly. If the wrench slips, you could damage the threads on the nut.

By following these simple safety tips, you can help ensure that your nylon insert nuts will stay in good condition and continue to work properly. Contact Texas Specialty Fasteners today to learn more.