A fastener is a general term for a type of mechanical part used to fasten two or more parts (or components) to form a unit. A wide variety of fasteners can be found on a variety of machinery, equipment, vehicles, ships, railways, bridges, buildings, structures, tools, instruments, meters and supplies. It is characterized by a wide variety of specifications, different performance uses, and the degree of standardization, serialization, and generalization is also extremely high. Therefore, some types of fasteners with existing national standards are also referred to as standard fasteners, or simply as standard parts. Fasteners are the most widely used mechanical foundation. So what are the fasteners? Fastener Bolt Exporter will come to tell you.
It usually includes the following 12 types of parts:
1. Bolt: A type of fastener consisting of a head and a screw (a cylinder with an external thread) that is to be fitted with a nut for fastening two parts with through holes. This type of connection is called a bolted connection. If the nut is unscrewed from the bolt, the two parts can be separated, so the bolt connection is a common bolt of the detachable connection, such as a Segment Bolt, an expansion bolt, and the like.
2. Stud: A type of fastener that has no head and only has threads on both ends. When connecting, one end must be screwed into the part with the internally threaded hole, the other end is passed through the part with the through hole, and then the nut is screwed, even if the two parts are fastened together in one piece. This type of connection is called a stud connection and is also a detachable connection. It is mainly used in the case where one of the connected parts has a large thickness, requires a compact structure, or is frequently used for disassembly, and should not be bolted.
3. Screw: It is also a kind of fastener consisting of two parts, head and screw. It can be divided into three categories according to the purpose: machine screw, set screw and special purpose screw. The machine screw is mainly used for a tightly threaded part and a tight connection with a part with a through hole. No need for a nut fit (this type of connection is called a screw connection and is also a detachable connection; Fitted with a nut for a secure connection between two parts with through holes.) The set screw is primarily used to secure the relative position between the two parts. Special purpose screws such as eyebolts are used for lifting parts.
4. Nut: With internal threaded hole, the shape is generally flat hexagonal column shape, but also has a flat square column or a flat cylindrical shape. Generally, the Hexagonal Nut is the most common nut, with bolts, studs or machine screws, used to fasten the connection of two parts to make it a whole.
5. Self-tapping screws: Similar to machine screws, but the threads on the screw are dedicated self-tapping screws. It is used to fasten and connect two thin metal members to make them integral. The holes need to be made in advance on the members. Since the screws have high hardness, they can be directly screwed into the holes of the members. Form a responsive internal thread.
6. Wood screws: also similar to machine screws, but the thread on the screw is a special wood screw thread that can be screwed directly into the wooden component (or part) for a metal (or non-metal) with a through hole. The parts are fastened together with a wooden component. This connection is also a detachable connection.
7. Washer: A type of fastener that is oblate in shape. Between the support surface of the bolt, the screw or the nut and the surface of the connecting part, it increases the contact surface area of the connected part, reduces the pressure per unit area and protects the surface of the connected part from damage; another type of elastic washer, It also acts to prevent the nut from loosening.
The above is a description of the classification of fasteners. I hope I can help you.