Wixroyd’s comprehensive range of machine elements, standard parts, access components and work holding equipment contains a broad selection of sizes in materials including; stainless steel, steel, die case zinc as well as plastic. With a high commitment to stock, Wixroyd can offer next day delivery on most products. CAD models are available for Wixroyd components – visit CAD download. For a free copy of the latest Wixroyd catalogue, the designers indispensable guide to a range of endless possibilities, visit free literature.
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A heavy duty insert that is an ideal solution for strengthening a parent hole or to repair a damaged thread.
Our solid inserts are quick and easy to install without the need of any specialist tools. Ideal to protect any exposed threads by plugging the thread.
Thinwall inserts are an inexpensive option to giving a parent hole more strength. There is slight variation between its outside and inside diamters whilist they still offer substanial strength.
Our extra heavy duty inserts are ideal for soft materials as they will rapidly increase the strength of the hole.
Use the specified installation tool to push down the drive keys with serveral hammer taps. Use the thread inserts datatable to identify the correct tool.
Threaded inserts are used to quickly repair stripped, damaged or worn out threads with new stronger threads, or are used in original equipment to guarantee stronger thread connections. Wixroyd inserts are easy to install and remove, without the need for special drills, taps or pre-winder tools. The ‘locking keys’ on threaded inserts are easily driven down into the thread of the surrounding base material – locking the insert securely in place.
Wixroyd threaded inserts, if required, can be removed without damage to the parent/surrounding material, follow these steps.
1. Refer to the product data table of the installed threaded insert and identify the drill size and drill depth required for removal. Drill out the material between the insert keys and the internal thread to specifi ed depth.
2. Bend the locking keys inward and break off.
3. Remove the old insert using a screw extractor or similar.
4. Install a replacement insert into the original tapped hole as per installation instruction above.
Carbon steel inserts, stainless steel inserts and solid inserts.