HEICO-LOCK® Wedge Locking Systems
1 September 2020
HEICO-LOCK® wedge locking systems secure your bolted connections effectively and sustainably against self-loosening - especially under vibration and dynamic loads
Vibration and dynamic loads in components represent a significant problem with regard to safety-relevant bolted connections. In daily use, massive forces act on the machines and components and particularly lead bolted connections to an enormous stress test.
Unsecured bolted connections often lead to a self-loosening of the bolt as a result of dynamic loads and vibrations. If the construction of the components also allows only a short clamping length of the bolts, it also increases the risk that connections will loosen due to the constant dynamic loads.
Due to the constantly progressing loss of preload force, the probability that the bolt connections will get loose completely and thus can lead to damage or even total failure of plants and machinery.
In order to prevent such damages in advance, unsecured bolted connections should therefore be maintained regularly. However, this process is very expensive and time-consuming and can be avoided almost entirely by using suitable locking devices.
The HEICO-LOCK® wedge locking systems offered by the HEICO group ensure reliable protection against self-loosening of bolted connections.
Find further information at www.HEICO-GROUP.com