What is Click-Loc™? That’s a good question.
- It’s a simple solution to a multitude of problems.
- It was developed for the aerospace industry but is applicable to many others.
- It’s a small device with enormous significance.
In fact, the self-locking device is rather intriguing, so let’s break it down and define what Click-Loc™ is.
What is Click-Loc™?
Click-Loc™ is a secondary self-locking device that acts to ensure that a primary connection stays secure, similar to the functionality of lock wire or safety wire but much more durable, easier to use, and long-lasting.
We customize the technology to each customer’s need. Click-Loc™ is typically used in aircraft engines but can also be used for various other applications including those within the military, marine, space, and industrial industries.
Click-Loc doesn’t loosen due to vibration, heat, stress, and other environmental conditions. It has demonstrated extreme reusability at a wide range of temperatures and has proven to outlast the service requirements of the components in which it is installed.
Click-Loc™ provides an additional level of security to safety/mission critical systems that cannot fail. Click-Loc™ self-locking devices won’t back-off and have sustained millions of component flight hours without a reported failure.
How It Works
Click-Loc™ devices leverage the concept of a controlled interference fit through a flexible beam finger lockring design that acts against the detent cam of the mating part port to provide a prevailing torque to lock it in place. Click-Loc™ engages during the last two turns prior to seating as the component is assembled and provides a safety margin over the maximum forces that could be expected.
Our Click-Loc solutions include self-locking fasteners, self-locking fittings, and self-locking plugs, all of which are customized for each application. These solutions can be applied to nearly any hydraulic, mechanical, electrical, or fluid system application.
Our self-locking fasteners are ideal for turnbuckle fasteners, washer cup assemblies, lockrings, rod ends, Heim joints, and more. When made of Inconel, our self-locking fasteners can withstand temperatures as high as 1200 degrees Fahrenheit.
Click-Loc™ self-locking fittings are ideal for gas fittings, test stand fittings, fluid nozzles, fluid transfer systems, and similar applications. Our customizable tube sizes range from -03 through -16.
Self-locking plugs are ideal for sensor applications, inspection ports, drain plugs, and similar applications. Like our other solutions, they are highly reusable and virtually mistake-proof.
To learn more about what Click-Loc™ is, visit our website. Message us online to find out how we can design a solution to meet your needs.