Aircraft manufacturers have used lockwire and safety wire for generations, and while tedious and time-consuming, they have served their purpose. Click-Loc®, however, takes secondary locking technology to the next level, offering many of the same benefits as those tried-and-true historical solutions, but without all the pain points. When it comes to Click-Loc®, its ease of use, reusability, durability, and self-locking properties makes all the difference — and that’s just the beginning.
Lockwire Advantages and Disadvantages
Lockwire requires skilled assembly that takes time to hone, and not getting it right isn’t an option when safety is at stake.
Lockwire is designed to prevent the loosening of nuts, bolts, and other fasteners required to hold systems together, but it requires manual threading of hard-gage wire through two or more fasteners. It involves twisting two strands of wire together in a double twist configuration, as shown in the image on this page. Ideally, this safety wiring prevents the loosening of fasteners by counteracting it with more tightening.
However, every step of this process can lead to human error, and it takes skill to learn how to twist and thread lockwire properly. The manual process is awkward and time-consuming. Lockwire can potentially back off if not adequately tightened. Additionally, lockwire can only be used once and then it’s thrown away.
Click-Loc® vs. Lockwire
The “self-locking” property is one of many key features that makes Click-Loc® stand out vs. lockwire. No threading or twisting is involved. Just click and lock, hence the name.
Along those lines, each product is customized for your application, so you don’t have to worry about modifying a standard product to meet your needs. Its design will be tailored for you.
Here are some of the many other benefits of Click-Loc® vs. lockwire:
- Click-Loc® self-locking technology is reusable, eliminating FOD risks of safety wire
- Click-Loc® provides continuous torque retention with no back off
- Click-Loc® is more resistant to stress, vibration, and high temps
- Click-Loc® self-locking devices can be retrofitted
- Click-Loc® technology meets ISO 9001, ISO 14001 standards and is AS-9100 certified
To learn more about how Click-Loc® can become a solution for you, send us a message through our website: www.click-loc.com