MalinCo Safety Lockwire SS316, Dia 0.041"
Malin provides many industries with effective safety wiring products. Design to keep fasteners as tight and secure as possible. These positive locking devices are important for maintaining safety standards, especially in aerospace applications.
Purpose of Lockwire
Lock wire is an incredibly versatile safety tool. It is applicable in a wide variety of industries. Nuts, bolts, screws and other fasteners will loosen over time. Lock wire’s purpose is to prevent this loosening from occurring.
Lock wire’s secures two or more parts together and ensures the tightening of each fastener. It prevents loosening by counteracting it with additional tightening of the wire.
The typical method of safety wire installation installation consists of twisting two strands or wire together in a “Double Twist” formation. Single strand installation is more common in applications with closely-spaced, geometric patterns. The max number of fasteners depends on how many can be reached by 24 inches of wire.
It is also important to avoid installing lock wire in applications with possible chafing, fatigue or additional tension. The only tension the wire should experience is the tension for preventing loosening.