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Advanced Engineering 2020

NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

04/11/2020 - 05/11/2020

The UK's largest annual advanced manufacturing trade show, Advanced Engineering is your opportunity to (more)

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NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

25/01/2021 - 27/01/2021

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A revolution in locking detent pin design

A revolution in locking detent pin design Specialty Fasteners and Components (SFC) has announced the introduction of the SLIC locking detent pin, claiming it as a revolutionary product. The SLIC pin has been developed and designed by US-based Pivot Point, which has been responsible for several cotter pin innovations over the years. The SLIC (or self locking implanted cotter) pin, as its name suggests, is both secure and self locking due to the use of an implanted plunger that functions as a cotter pin. The SLIC pin is used in the same manner as clevis pins and cotters, but has improved functionality. Its unique design is covered by US patent number 6,872,039 with European patents pending. Its design features a solid, spring loaded wedge-shaped detent that combines ease of use with secure fastening. It has been designed as an assembly aid - a single-use, quick locking pin and that can be used for a wide range of engineering applications. Ideal for use in blind holes or where cotter pin access is limited, the SLIC pin has many unique advantages. It is fixed into place safely using only the hand - no tools are required - ensuring smooth operation and a dramatic reduction in assembly time when compared to typical pins and cotters. There are no loose components as it is a one-piece design and there are no sharp cotter pin ends. It is also well suited to automated assembly.

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