Nut Plate fastens structures in aerospace applications.

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Cherry® Rivetless Nut Plate features retainer that does not require flaring to meet NASM25027 torque-out and push-out requirements. Uniform expansion of sleeve during installation enhances fatigue life of parent material. Nut plate applies in less than 2 sec in aluminum sheets as thin as 0.062 in. Operator inserts mandrel into predrilled hole and actuates tool. As fastener sleeve is pulled into hole, mandrel expands sleeve, completing installation.



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Textron Fastening Systems Rivetless Nut Plate Cuts Three Minutes from Aerospace Application



SANTA ANA, Calif., Sept. 11, 2003 - Textron Fastening Systems, a business unit of Textron, Inc. (NYSE:TXT), has introduced an aerospace fastener for aluminum structures that expands as it is installed through a single, drill-quality hole.

The new Cherry® Rivetless Nut Plate, which replaces standard riveted nut plates, features a retainer that does not require flaring to meet NASM25027 torque-out and push-out requirements. This eliminates the need for two additional rivet holes, as well as reaming, counterboring and countersinking processes.
Uniform expansion of the sleeve during installation enhances fatigue life of the parent material, and an extended grip range helps reduce part numbers and inventory.

The new Cherry® Rivetless Nut Plate cuts installation time by as much as three minutes over riveted nut plates and can reduce weight in the final assembly," said Martin Schnurr, executive vice president of sales and marketing for Textron Fastening Systems. "It will streamline assembly in the aerospace industry, and other applications where nut plates are installed in aluminum sheet metal."

The Cherry® Rivetless Nut Plate applies in less than two seconds in aluminum sheets as thin as 0.062 inches. Using standard Textron Fastening Systems assembly tools, such as the Genesis® series, the operator inserts a mandrel into a predrilled hole and actuates the tool. As the fastener sleeve is pulled into the hole, the mandrel expands the sleeve, completing the installation.

In service procedures, the floating nut is replaced quickly by removing the retaining clip and installing a new fastener.
Call (800) 854-3122 for more information about the Cherry® Rivetless Nut Plate, or access taf.textron.com

Headquartered in Troy, Mich., Textron Fastening Systems is the leading provider of engineered fastening systems, state-of-the-art assembly technology, and inventory management and application engineering services. With 11,000 employees worldwide, Textron Fastening Systems supplies value-added fastening products, systems, and services to customers in nearly 200 countries.

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