BUILT & TESTED TO WITHSTAND BRUTAL VIBRATION
CoiLok™ has been tested against applicable testing standards and shown to meet and exceed
the strict safety performance requirements demanded in the wide range of industries and
applications in which locking fasteners are used.
CoiLok™ provides real world bolting security that works. Period.
Known as the Junker Test, this test measures the effect of transverse vibration on a bolted joint.
The test is performed on a Junker test rig, vibrating the joint at a predefined frequency and amplitude, measuring changes in clamp load of the joint from the start of the test until its end.
Bolt Size: M8
Frequency: 12.5 Hz
Amplitude: ±1 mm
Duration: 1600 cycles
Testing was performed to ensure locking performance well over the number of vibration cycles required. CoiLok™ maintained locking throughout the test, displaying excellent vibration resistance.
CoiLok™ was tested under the strict guidelines of the military and standard NASM 1312-7 severe vibration impact test.
This test also makes up the vibration/impact testing portion of the US NAS 3350/3354 standard screw looseness test, and verified that all types of CoiLok™ locking fasteners exceed this evaluation standard by a clear margin.
CoiLok™ is designed for use in a wide range of applications exposed to vibrations and impacts on a continuing basis. Whether land or air transportation vehicles, machinery, bridges, or any other critical joints, CoiLok™ can be relied upon as meeting the standards.
Standard Test Duration: 17 Minutes
Vibration Frequency: 1,780 c.p.m.
Vibration Stroke: 11mm
Impact Stroke: 19mm
Structure Acceleration: 19.5G
The data from these tests prove that the CoiLok™ secured nuts maintain stable locking and resist loosening – regardless of the type of severe impact to which they are exposed.
A performance comparison with other lock nut and lock washer solutions on the market demonstrates the clear superiority of CoiLok™ for vibration resistance and prevention of unwanted loosening.
- -Corrosion resistant
- -Vibrasion resistant
- -304 Stainless spring steel
- -Passivated to ASTM A 967
- -Coarse threading
- -Requires minimum of 3-4 bolt threads protruding past the nut
Standard available sizes
Other sizes and materials available by request.
- -Materials: Carbon Spring Steel and Inconel
- -Plating/Coating: Oil or Phosphate, Black Oxide, Zinc and more.
CoiLok™ can be installed and removed easily by a number of ways. For low volume assembly, hand tightening and removal is simple. For even greater ease a thin metal tool like a screw driver can be used. For mid-level volume, the purpose built CoiLok™ Quick Tool can be used also by hand for both assembly and disassembly For high volume assembly the CoiLok™ Quick Tool can be used with a power tool for maximum speed. For more comprehensive information, refer to the 'How To Use CoiLok™' guide available on request or from your distributor.
Initial removal turning can be done by hand, a socket can be used once the thread wedging is unlocked. If the CoiLok™ cannot be unscrewed from the wedged position, a 2-3mm diameter long metal implement such as a screwdriver can be used to push and unscrew the CoiLok via the handle closest to the nut.
How much torque is needed with the CoiLok™ to activate thread wedging and locking of the nut/bolt threads?
The CoiLok™ tightening torque is under 1Nm. Correct force and installation is determined easily and visually or is automatically controlled when using the CoiLok™ Quick Tool.
When tightened and loosened correctly, 3 cycles of reusability can be achieved. Testing shows this to be true for M8 - 5/16” and larger. More cycles are possible especially in larger sizes, but performance may deteriorate. Before reuse, the CoiLok™ should be physically inspected for deformity. If deformed, the CoiLok™ should not be reused.
Smaller sizes (M8 or 5/16" ) and under have one less coil than larger sizes.
Four threads is the recommended minimum. For sizes smaller than M10, three is the minimum.
The CoiLok™ will work with industry standard bolting lubricant or anti seize. For more information, feel free to consult with a CoiLok™ distributor or specialist.
In general, CoiLok™ can be used effectively wherever the corresponding material of fastener performs well. For very high or low temperature applications, consult with a CoiLok™ distributor or specialist before ordering to ensure correct material and/or plating is being used. For more information, refer to the 'How To Use CoiLok™ Guide'.