locknut


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locknut

[′läk‚nət]
(design engineering)
A nut screwed down firmly against another or against a washer to prevent loosening. Also known as jam nut.
A nut that is self-locking when tightened.
A nut fitted to the end of a pipe to secure it and prevent leakage.

locknut

1. A nut which is designed so that it will not come loose, locking in place when tightened.
2. A supplementary nut, screwed down on another nut to prevent it from shaking loose.
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Nook Precision Locknuts prevent locking and loosening within the part, by brass radial inserts or axially shifting a portion of the threads," says Fausto Mariazzi, Director of Engineering for Nook Industries.
Use of them has eliminated Gehl's need for locknuts, flat washers, or other secondary locking mechanisms that add cost and complexity to assembly.
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Manufacturing locknuts is a repetitive motion process that can be mundane, and for some time management at Security Locknut had been concerned about the impact of job satisfaction on productivity.
The FLEXLOC Locknut is a premium locknut line with Military, Aerospace and Industrial applications.
Here's the question we had: How do you torque the locknut down when there is no place for a torque wrench to attach to the tool?
2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Industrial Group Holdings, LLC, a portfolio company of Dunes Point Capital, LLC has acquired Standard Locknut, LLC ("Standard").
REPLACE A MISSING OR DAMAGED PIN WITH THESES NSNS: Item nsn Shear screw 5305-01-440-3666 Locknut 5310-01-457-3244 Washer 5310-01-506-0517
The latch bar is secured by nut and locknut on a threaded spigot enabling an overall grip range of 47-60mm of depth adjustment.
Hickey also said that Nick Bettencourt directed him to "draw up the locknut with specifications" that Kustom could submit to the Texas firm making the cheaper, knockoff locknuts, according to the agent's affidavit.