Hexagonal Tooling holds threaded fasteners in sheet metal.

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Consisting of inverted, spring-loaded triple lance and form tool system, HexLock(TM) Tooling fabricates forms that align with and hold hexagon head bolts. When formed, HexLock accepts hexagon nut or head of hexagon bolt. Fastener is gripped securely between punched forms to prevent nut rotation as assembly is torqued together.
Tooling is suited for DIN933 metric hexagon head bolts and nuts in M5, M6, and M8 thread sizes. Inch thread sizes are also available.



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New Mate HexLock(TM) Tooling Provides Reliable and Secure Method of Holding Threaded Fasteners in Sheet Metal



Anoka, Minnesota: Mate's HexLock(TM) tooling fabricates forms that align with and hold hexagon head bolts. This new fabricating option for punch presses provides a reliable and secure method of holding threaded fasteners in sheet metal for assembly.

When formed, the HexLock accepts either a hexagon nut or the head of a hexagon bolt. A nut allows sheet metal parts to be assembled with a corresponding bolt from the reverse side of the part. Alternatively, the head of a bolt can be installed with the thread protruding through the sheet metal. In either mode, the fastener is gripped securely between the punched forms to prevent nut rotation as the assembly is torqued together.

Mate's HexLock tooling is designed for use with a wide variety of head bolts and nuts including DIN933 metric hexagon head bolts and nuts in M5, M6 and M8 thread sizes. Inch thread sizes are also available.

Mate's HexLock tooling is an inverted spring loaded triple lance and form tool system. It is available as part of Mate's Ultraform® tooling line for thick turret machines in 1-1/4" B stations. It is also available as part of Mate's other popular tooling lines by special order.

Like all Mate tooling, the HexLock is designed for extra long life. Its robust construction includes: highly wear resistant steel cutting edges for extended service life, steel spring upper and lower stripper mechanism, and fully interchangeable replacement parts for maximum convenience.

Mate HexLock is another great addition to the full line of application specific tooling for producing tapped threads, bends, hinges, interlocking components and custom markings, to name just a few. All of these features can be fabricated on a single punch press automatically with high speed and repeatable quality when tooled with Mate.

For FREE brochure in USA and Canada, call 1-800-328-4492. Outside USA and Canada, call 1-763-421-0230. See at mate.com/hexlock Email: marketing@mate.com

Or write to MATE PRECISION TOOLING, 1295 Lund Boulevard, Anoka, Minnesota 55303. USA and Canada, Fax 1-800-541-0285. Outside USA and Canada, iFax 1-763-421-0285.

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