Kelox® inserts and studs are high performance threaded products that typically require smaller diameter installation holes than other solid bushing inserts and studs. This translates into overall reduced boss sizes and weight savings. The Kelox® fasteners incorporate a pair of self-broaching keys joined by an integral ring that facilitates the driving of the keys into the structure.
While exhibiting the same features and benefits as standard key-locked inserts, Kelox® inserts and studs have internal ring attaching keys. This provides additional support while installing keys, but requires a small counterbore to allow the ring to sit flush with the top surface of parent material.
Use Kelox® inserts and studs anywhere strong, long lasting threadforms are required in a variety of parent materials, such as magnesium and aluminum. Kelox® studs are an ideal solution when the use of standard bolts becomes impractical or impossible. Typical applications frequently include, but are not limited to, engine or power transmission components.