TORX PLUS DRIVE SYSTEM
The fasteners you use in your product may
seem insignificant, but they are an important factor in your overall productivity, quality and profitability. The drive system on those fasteners affects assembly speed, downtime, worker comfort, and the amount of reworked and/or scrapped components, as well as product design. WHY OTHER DRIVE SYSTEMS CAUSE PROBLEMS ON THE ASSEMBLY LINE HEX
? point contact causes stress risers to develop, which damages driver bit and fastener recess ? 60° drive angle is inefficient in transferring torque
points of contact cause stress risers to develop rounding off of contact points from driving pressure to counteract camout, additional force (end load) must be placed against the driver
60° drive angle
Tool and fastener damage is common
(includes Phillips, ACR? Phillips II and Pozidriv?)
? Camout, which forces the drive tool out of the recess, is common ? Camout and its limits on torque transfer can prevent a fastener from being fully seated ? Excessive end-load, required to prevent camout, can reduce bit life and cause worker fatigue or injury ? Camout and tool/recess wear can create debris in an application
driving force is carried up sloped sides, forcing driver up and out of recess (camout)
sides are sloped to align driver bit
proper tool engagement is difficult, limiting the transmission of torque
Concentrated stresses can cause breakage
? Allows higher torque transmission ? 15° drive angle still permits a small amount of radial stress, which can reduce bit life 15° drive ? Tool may be difficult to align properly in angle high-speed assemblies
tool engagement limited by fallaway straight sides prevent camout Wide tolerances can result in a loose fit between fastener and tool bit
A S S E M B LY
Since its introduction, TORX PLUS? Drive has consistently outperformed every other drive system. Its longer tool life and optimal torque transfer have enhanced product reliability, increased productivity, and reduced total assembly costs on assembly lines in a multitude of industries around the world.
? Broadens contact surface to maximize engagement of driver and recess ? Eliminates damaging point-to-point contact
0° Drive Angle
? Optimizes torque transmission ? Virtually eliminates radial stresses to increase tool bit life ? Allows use of thinner-walled recesses
Six Lobes With Large Cross-Sectional Areas
? Allows faster tool engagement ? Maximizes torque transfer ? Increases torsional strength
Vertical Sidewalls & Reduced Recess Fallaway
? Increases tool engagement ? Virtually eliminates camout ? Ensures proper torque transfer ? Greatly reduces end load requirements ? Minimizes tool slippage and damage it can cause ? Can reduce fatigue and muscular stress during manual assembly of fasteners
larger cross-sectional area at lobes
0° drive angle
Greatly Increased Strength and Reliability
? 100% average improvement in driver bit life; many users of the TORX PLUS Drive System have driven 2 to 10 times more fasteners per drive tool ? 25% average improvement in driver bit torsional strength ? Increased bit strength allows for higher removal torque capability
Inch & Metric In One Drive Tool
broad contact surface
? Same-sized drive tool seats both inch- and metricsized fasteners ? Add or convert to metrics without a tooling change ? Reduce the number of tools required by field service personnel
Compatible with TORX? Drive for Field Service
? TORX Drive tools can be used to remove and reinstall TORX PLUS Drive recess fasteners
S O LV E S
A S S E M B LY
Perhaps you have come to accept frequent tool bit changes, camout, damaged components and slowed assembly lines as a cost of using fasteners in your product. But it doesn’t have to be that way. The TORX PLUS? Drive was designed to enhance assembly line performance. Manufacturers all over the world have realized significant improvements and cost savings by switching to the TORX PLUS Drive.
Most Common Fastener Driving Problems*
Camout and tool slippage: 71%
TORX PLUS? Drive SOLUTIONS
The straight, vertical sidewalls of the TORX PLUS Drive System virtually eliminate camout. Also, the TORX PLUS recess completely encloses the driver tip, reducing tool slippage as well as costly and unsightly damage to the fastener and surrounding surfaces. The elliptically-based geometric configuration of the TORX PLUS Drive System maximizes engagement between driver and fastener. It spreads driving forces over the surface area, extending tool life. TORX PLUS Drive is the only drive system designed to ensure optimum torque transmission and, ultimately, required clamp load. With a true 0° drive angle, the TORX PLUS system virtually eliminates the radial forces that can cause stress on fastener recesses. Ergonomic studies demonstrate that the TORX PLUS Drive System can reduce fatigue and muscular stress during the manual assembly of fasteners. That’s because little or no end load is required to keep the driver engaged in the recess.
Poor tool/fastener engagement: 44%
Excessive tool wear: 23%
Achieving desired clamp load: 24%
0° drive angle
Fastener drive wear: 21%
little or no end load required
Worker fatigue: 17% Excessive end load requirements: 8%
*Results of a Design News/Cahners Research study on fastener drive styles, published March 1998. Respondents were design engineers involved in product or system design.
A S S E M B LY
The AUTOSERT feature is the perfect solution for assembly situations where the driver bit is continuously rotating.
Difficulty in aligning the drive bit and the recess can force an assembly line to slow down to assure proper fastening.
AUTOSERT? FEATURE – THE HIGH PRODUCTIVITY
ANSWER TO HIGH RPM ENGAGEMENT
compound angle ramps
The compound angle ramps of the AUTOSERT feature guide the driver bit into the recess, creating a selfcentering and engaging action. It’s the perfect solution for automated, robotic and other assembly situations where the driver bit is continuously rotating. ? Allows for higher rpm engagement ? Speeds engagement ? Reduces assembly time ? Increases productivity Enlarged window of engagement improves drive bit alignment in offset and off-angle conditions ? Eases starting ? Eliminates need to slow down driver bit Lobe Engagement ? Increases tool life – during beta site testing, a manufacturer achieved reduced drive bit usage at over 1500 rpm ? Eliminates camout debris This patented feature is a TORX PLUS Drive exclusive, available in drive sizes 6IP-100IP
TORX PLUS DRIVE SOLUTIONS
APPLICATION: Truck trailer floor
REDUCING INSTALLATION TIME & DRIVE BIT USAGE
FASTENER DESCRIPTION: 5/16-18 Taptite? thread-forming screw ASSEMBLY METHOD: Manual stand-up, two-hand drive gun whose bit continuously spins at 2,200 rpm
TORX PLUS DRIVE SOLUTION: TORX PLUS Drive with AUTOSERT feature allows drive bit to remain at full speed when engaging fastener, increasing productivity. CUSTOMER BENEFITS: ? Installation time was reduced as much as 20 minutes per trailer ? Drive bit usage was reduced from 45 bits per week to less than 5 per week
% Screws Engaged
ASSEMBLY PROBLEM: When using TORX Drive, assembly line had to be slowed down to assure proper drive bit/recess engagement.
Drive Gun Speed (rpm)
Laboratory testing reveals 100% of recesses using AUTOSERT feature were engaged with TORX PLUS Drive bits rotating at 700 rpm. 5
LONGEST TOOL BIT LIFE AVAILABLE
The ellipitically-based geometry of the TORX PLUS Drive system maximizes lobe engagement between driver and fastener, spreading driving forces over its surface area. This extends tool life and maximizes torque transfer. In test after test, on assembly line after assembly line, the TORX PLUS Drive has been proven to significantly outlast all other drive systems.
Drive Durability Test Results
Average Number of Fasteners Driven Per Drive Bit
TORX PLUS Drive is proven to significantly outlast the competition
REDUCES ASSEMBLY LINE DOWNTIME
One of the most overlooked assembly line costs is downtime. Every time a fastener drive bit fails, the line has to be shut down to change the bit. Over time, line downtime can have a significant negative impact on productivity and profitability. Many customers who have switched to the TORX PLUS Drive are reporting that they have been driving 2 to 10 times more fasteners per bit.
Note: Various drive systems compared with a dedicated automated driving machine. M6 x 1.0, pan head, Class 10 fasteners driven at 330 rpm to 15Nm with 13.3 Newtons end load. All failure modes were bit fracture.
DRIVE BIT COSTS REDUCED BY $15,000 ANNUALLY
APPLICATION: Automotive air suspension system ASSEMBLY METHOD: Automated assembly line utilizing a 4-position, multi-spindle driving station to drive Plastite? fasteners ASSEMBLY PROBLEM: Customer replaced their four Phillips drive bits three to six times per day over three shifts. This resulted in assembly line downtime in addition to the costs of replacing 12 to 24 bits per day. TORX PLUS DRIVE SOLUTION: The first TORX PLUS bits were replaced after four months of use, and then only as a precautionary measure. The customer noted that the bits were hardly worn and could have lasted much longer. CUSTOMER BENEFITS: ? Lowered drive tool costs by $15,000 annually ? Reduced assembly line downtime due to fewer drive bit changes ? Improved productivity
TORX PLUS DRIVE SOLUTIONS
REDUCES ANNUAL DRIVE TOOL COSTS
Although a single TORX PLUS Drive bit or socket may cost more than competing systems, its longer life translates into more assemblies per bit and significantly lower overall tooling costs.
Cost to Fasten 150,000 Fasteners*
Drive Bit Cost*
Using fewer drive bits reduces costs and downtime
*The costs above reflect the the number of bits each system would need under the conditions of the Drive Durability Test described above. 6
ACHIEVES PROPER CLAMP LOAD
If the proper clamp load isn’t reached, or if camout forces a driver out of the recess before it is fully seated, the fastened joint can easily loosen. This can lead to leaks, squeaks, rattles or even complete joint failure, which may require service in the field and result in higher warranty rates. TORX PLUS Drive is the only drive system designed to ensure optimum torque transmission and, ultimately, required clamp load.
Poor torque transfer due to drive bit wear can result in a poorly built component that needs to be disassembled, reworked, and reassembled, which adds labor as well as material costs. Scrapped rejects – components that cannot be reworked – represent wasted costs. The longer bit life of the TORX PLUS Drive helps ensure that proper torque transmission occurs consistently.
PREVENTS DAMAGE TO APPLICATION
If tool slippage or camout forces the driver out and across a component, damage to the surrounding surfaces, such as scratches and dents, can occur. TORX PLUS Drive recesses completely enclose the driver tip, preventing tool slippage. That design feature, along with minimal camout, means the TORX PLUS Drive bit will stay where it belongs, preventing damage to itself, the fastener recess, and the application. Camout and tool/recess wear can also create damaging debris. This diminishes the aesthetic value of the fastener, and, more importantly, can cause irreparable damage in electronic assemblies, airbags, and other critical applications. The longer life of the TORX PLUS Drive minimizes tool and fastener wear, and its straight sidewalls virtually eliminate camout. That makes the TORX PLUS Drive the optimal drive system for every application.
REDUCES WORKER FATIGUE AND MUSCULAR STRESS
Workers can experience fatigue and muscular stress during the manual assembly of cruciform or slot drive fasteners, caused by the pressure they must exert to keep the driver engaged in the recess (end load) This can lead to reduced productivity or even injuries. Ergonomic studies demonstrate that the TORX PLUS Drive System can reduce fatigue and muscular stress during the manual assembly of fasteners. That’s because little or no end load is required to keep the driver engaged in the recess.
TORX PLUS ? D RIVE E NSURES O PTIMAL T ORQUE T RANSFER
DESIGNED FOR HIGH TORQUE TRANSMISSION
Unlike the inefficient designs of other systems, TORX PLUS Drive is the only drive system designed to ensure optimal torque transmission. With a true 0° drive angle, the TORX PLUS system virtually eliminates the radial forces that can cause stress on fastener recesses. The high torque transfer capabilities of TORX PLUS Drive means it can utilize increased seating torques without increasing current bit usage levels. High torque transfer capabilities are also important during removal of a fastener in service environments, where corrosion can cause seizing in the joint.
Ultimate Torsional Strength Test
Ultimate Torque (Nm)
30IP TORX PLUS Drive
T-30 TORX Drive
#3 ACR Phillips II
TORX PLUS BIT STRENGTH
Drive Size 1IP 2IP 3IP 4IP 5IP 6IP 7IP 8IP 9IP 10IP 15IP 20IP 25IP 27IP 30IP 40IP 45IP 50IP 55IP 60IP 70IP 80IP 90IP 100IP Min. Torsional Strength Lbs./Inch Nm 0.96 0.11 1.41 0.16 2.50 0.28 3.87 0.44 5.37 0.61 9.83 1.11 18.60 2.10 28.40 3.21 37.10 4.19 48.00 5.42 85.10 9.62 143.00 16.10 208.00 23.50 306.00 34.62 418.00 47.20 726.00 82.10 1,216.00 137.40 1,722.00 194.50 3,116.00 352.10 5,011.00 566.20 8,058.00 910.40 11,422.00 1,290.50 17,036.00 1,924.80 23,412.00 2,645.20
In this test, the head of each fastener was held fixed, then driven until either the drive bit or the recess failed: 1 - recess ream 2 - bit fracture 3 - camout
NOTE: M6 x 1.0, pan head, Class 10 fasteners driven at 8 rpm with 35.6 Newtons end load, at 0° off angle. The head was held fixed.
TORX PLUS DRIVE SOLUTIONS
APPLICATION: Refrigeration compressors ASSEMBLY METHOD: Automated assembly line
PRODUCTIVITY AND ASSEMBLY QUALITY IMPROVE
ASSEMBLY PROBLEM: An internal hex fastener was causing excessive line stoppage due to the number of drive bit changes – the manufacturer was able to fasten only 8,000 screws per hex bit. Also, a large number of assemblies had to be rejected when the hex bits were unable to reach proper torque levels. TORX PLUS SOLUTION: With the TORX PLUS Drive System the customer was able to fasten over 500,000 TORX PLUS fasteners with a single bit, and the proper torque levels were easily reached. CUSTOMER BENEFITS: ? Lower drive tool costs ? Fewer drive tool changes ? Improved productivity and reduced downtime ? Reduced rejected assemblies ? From 8,000 screws fastened per bit to over 500,000
NOTE: For optimum bit life, we do not recommend exceeding 50% of minimum torsional strength.
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DRIVE SYSTEM BENEFITS
Minimizes tool slippage Appropriate for automated assembly Maximizes tool engagement Drive angle Broad contact surface Minimal camout Minimal end load requirements High torsional strength (over 40Nm) Reduces radial stress Lengthens tool bit life Tooling readily available
USING TORX PLUS? DRIVE BENEFITS YOUR ENTIRE ORGANIZATION:
? Reduced tooling costs ? Reduced overall costs
? Reduced downtime from tooling changes ? More assemblies per shift ? Reduced worker fatigue
? Ensures proper seating of fasteners ? Reduced field service and warranty claims due to improperly seated fasteners ? Reduced number of scrapped or reworked components
SL O TT ED
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Only the TORX PLUS Drive gives you all the benefits you need to have a more efficient, more productive assembly line.
TORX PLUS ? D R I V E O U T P E R F O R M S ACR ? P H I L L I P S II
A finite element analysis of the TORX PLUS? Drive System and the ACR? Phillips II drive was conducted to analyze the amount of stress encountered by both the driver bit and recess when subjected to certain loads. The results:
THE TORX PLUS DRIVE HANDLES SIGNIFICANTLY HIGHER TORQUE THAN THE ACR PHLLIPS II
Ultimate Torque (force at which the driver fails)
Ultimate Failure Torque (Nm)
Driver Bits at Proof Load of 32 Nm
ACR II Phillips showed high levels of plastic strain (shown in red) concentrated in very small areas of the driver bit. These highly localized strains are initiation points for cracks on the driver. The plastic strain levels in the TORX PLUS driver are lower and spread out more, so there is less chance the driver bit will crack.
TORX ACR PLUS Philllips Drive II
THE TORX PLUS DRIVER PROVIDES A LONGER FATIGUE LIFE THAN THE ACR PHILLIPS II
Driver Fatigue at Proof Load of 20Nm
Percentage of driver bit under plastic strain 10%
The ribs of the ACR Phillips II driver initiate stress risers. At 20Nm, this causes the plastic strains in the driver to be very large (6.0%). At the same load, the TORX PLUS Drive bit has a very low percentage of plastic strain (0.5%).
TORX ACR PLUS Philllips Drive II
Plastic strain causes permanent deformation to the driver that can shorten its life.
The ribs of the ACR Phillips II bit initiate stress risers
The curved surfaces of the TORX PLUS drive prevent stress risers
THE TORX PLUS DRIVE FASTENERS OFFER AN INCREASED NORMAL OPERATING LIFE
Fastener Recesses at Proof Load of 20Nm
Plastic strains on the ACR Phillips II fastener recess are fairly high and concentrated on the engaged rib. This will cause a similar result to what happens to the driver, with small cracks forming at these localized strain locations. If these cracks damage the protective coating of the fastener, it can allow corrosion which may reduce the normal operating life of the fastener. Plastic strains in the TORX PLUS fastener recess are almost three times lower and much more spread out. Although some permanent deformation does occur, the stress is spread out, so there is less chance of cracks forming.
On all analyzes, the materials for both the TORX PLUS and ACR Phillips II models represented standard steel with values equal to a Property Class 10.9 fastener. NOTE: All drawings are representative of actual FEA results.
TORX PLUS ? D RIVE O UTPERFORMS
TORX ? D RIVE
A finite element analysis (FEA) of the TORX PLUS Drive System and the TORX Drive System was conducted to analyze the amount of stress encountered by both the drive bits and recesses. The TORX PLUS Drive System demonstrated: ? An average 25% increase in ultimate torsional strength of the driver bit. ? An average 25% increase in ultimate torsional strength of the total drive system, allowing for higher torque transfer and higher torque removal capability. ? An increase in fatigue life averaging 100% because of reduced stresses in the driver bit. ? Because of the circumferential load transfer of the TORX PLUS Drive System, the radial stresses are greatly reduced. This allows for thinner-walled recesses and demonstrates a more efficient drive system.
Force Vectors at 40Nm
TORX PLUS Drive
The TORX PLUS Drive directs the forces in a more circumferential direction than the TORX Drive. Less force is passed into the fastener head and instead is utilized directly in rotating the fastener, resulting in a more efficient transfer of torque. This also allows thinnerwalled recesses to be utilized.
Transmitted Forces at 20Nm
At 20Nm, the TORX PLUS Drive has a very small percentage of the drive bit under stress, and no sign of internal yielding. The TORX Drive bit has a much higher percentage of the drive bit affected by the combined stresses (torsional, tensile, etc.) and also shows a small region that has internal yielding.
TORX PLUS Drive
Radial Stress at 20Nm
The TORX PLUS and TORX designs show a similar radial stress value at the point of contact. However, the radial stresses for the TORX Drive System spread farther into the fastener recess over a larger area than the TORX PLUS Drive System.
TORX PLUS Drive TORX Drive
In fact, the radial stresses in the head quickly dissipate to zero for the TORX PLUS Drive System.
NOTE: The materials used for the TORX and TORX PLUS models were a typical thru hardened quench and tempered carbon steel, with properties representative of a Property Class 10.9 fastener. The material properties for the drive bit are for a modified S-2 material corresponding approximately to a hardness of Rockwell C60.
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TAMPER-RESISTANT TORX PLUS DRIVE
This unique TORX PLUS variation incorporates a five lobe design and a solid post formed in the center of the recess. ? When combined with a countersunk or button head design, the fastener is extremely difficult to remove without a special tamper-resistant TORX PLUS Drive tool ? Tamper-resistant TORX PLUS tooling is only available to the OEM and their authorized service technicians to limit access and maintain the integrity of the system ? Installation is quick and easy with the proper tool ? Recognized as the only truly tamper-resistant drive system – the preferred internal drive system defined in SAE specification J2317 (Tamper Resistance for Adjustable Parameters on Diesel Fuel Injection Pumps) ? Available in fastener sizes M2.5 – M25 (#3 to 1")
DUAL DRIVE SYSTEMS
The TORX PLUS Drive System can be combined with either an external hex or a slot to provide a dual drive system. ? Provides the option of driving or removing the fastener with commonly available TORX PLUS tools or with a hex socket or slotted screwdriver ? The slotted TORX PLUS fastener has a slot that is enclosed at the ends, so the driver is less likely to slip out and damage surrounding surfaces
EXTERNAL TORX PLUS DRIVE SYSTEM
Designed with the same elliptically-based geometry as the internal drive system, this version allows the highest torque transfer available. ? The external TORX PLUS Drive provides 10% more torsional strength than the same-sized external TORX Drive ? TORX PLUS sockets are required for installation and removal, as TORX sockets are not compatible ? Available in fastener sizes M0.6 – M24 (#0000 – 1")
TORX PLUS STEM FASTENERS
An external TORX PLUS configuration, extruded onto one end of the double-end stud, simplifies driving. ? Eliminates need to grip threads during driving, preventing thread damage ? Offers improvement in stem strength due to increased cross-sectional area
EXTERNAL TORX PLUS LOW-PROFILE HEAD
This version provides high torque transfer in a low head height. ? Higher torque transfer capabilities than corresponding internal recesses ? Head height similar to pan or indented hex head ? Lower weight than pan or indented hex head fasteners ? Requires special sockets ? Available in fastener sizes M0.6 – M24 (#0000 – 1") 12
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VIRTUALLY ANY FASTENER DESIGN CAN INCORPORATE THE TORX PLUS DRIVE SYSTEM
With a wide range of styles and sizes available, the TORX PLUS Drive System is easy to integrate into your existing products as well as your new product designs. We've also made it easy to convert your assembly line and service departments to the TORX PLUS Drive:
INCH AND METRIC IN ONE DRIVE TOOL
The same sized TORX PLUS driver is used on both inch and metric fasteners. You can change to the TORX PLUS Drive now, and add or convert to metrics later without any tool changes. This can also reduce the number of tools required by field service personnel.
NO NEW SERVICE TOOLS REQUIRED
TORX PLUS DRIVE SOLUTIONS
APPLICATION: Cellular telephones ASSEMBLY METHOD: Automated assembly line utilizing a six-position, multi-spindle driving station ASSEMBLY PROBLEM: Needed improved fastener engagement, increased productivity and to overcome misalignment of drive tool and recess common with TORX Drive. TORX PLUS SOLUTION: TORX PLUS Drive with the AUTOSERT feature allowed their automated robots to more easily engage the fastener with less drive bit and recess damage. CUSTOMER BENEFITS: ? Improved productivity ? Autosert feature allowed quicker, easier engagement of the drive bit ? Reduced drive tool usage ? Proper installation ensured through reduced damage to the fastener recess
IMPROVED ENGAGEMENT INCREASES PRODUCTIVITY
TORX PLUS Drive fasteners can be removed with either a TORX Drive tool or a TORX PLUS Drive tool, both commonly available at outlets around the world. However, to take full advantage of the benefits of the TORX PLUS Drive, TORX PLUS Drive tools are required.
TORX PLUS TOOLING IS EASY TO FIND
TORX PLUS Drive tools are available in a variety of styles at outlets around the world. With tooling licensees located in North America, Europe and Asia, specially-designed tooling is also readily available.
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INTERNAL TORX PLUS? DRIVE SYSTEM STANDARD DRIVE SIZE SELECTION
Drive Size 1IP 2IP 3IP 5IP 6IP 7IP 8IP 10IP 15IP 20IP 25IP 27IP 30IP 40IP 45IP 50IP 55IP 60IP 70IP 80IP 90IP 100IP
Pan Head Inch Metric ------#0 #1 #2 #3 #5 #6 #8 #10 #12 1/4 5/16 3/8 7/16 1/2 ----------M0.9 M1 M1.2 M1.4 & M1.6 M2 --M2.5 M3 M3.5 M4 M5 --M6 --M8 M10 M12 -----------
Flat Head Inch Metric ----#0 #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 & #6 #8 #10 #12 --1/4 5/16 3/8 & 7/16 1/2 9/16 & 5/8 3/4 --------M0.9 & M1 M1.2 M1.4 M1.6 & M1.8 M2 --M2.5 M3 M3.5 M4 M5 --M6 M8 --M10 M12 -----------
Socket Head Inch Metric --------#0 #1 #2 & #3 #4 & #5 #6 #8 #10 --1/4 --5/16 3/8 7/16 & 1/2 9/16 5/8 3/4 --7/16 & 1 M0.9 M1 M1.2 M1.4 & M1.6 M2 --M2.5 M3 M3.5 M4 M4.5 M5 M6 M7 M8 M10 M12 M14 M16 M18 M20 M22 & M24
Socket Button Inch Metric --------#2 #3 #4 #6 #8 #10 ----1/4 5/16 3/8 --1/2 5/8 --------------------M3 M3.5 M4 --M5 M6 --M8 M10 --M12 & M14 M16 ---------
Truss Head Inch Metric --------#2 #3 #4 #5 & #6 #8 #10 #12 1/4 5/16 3/8 7/16 1/2 9/16 & 5/8 3/4 ----------------------M3.5 M4 M5 ----M6 M8 --M10 M12 -----------
Fillister Inch --------#1 #2 #3 #4 & #5 #6 #8 #10 #12 1/4 5/16 3/8 7/16 1/2 & 9/16 5/8 3/4 -------
Other sizes and head styles not shown here may be available. Please contact your Textron Fastening Systems representative for more information.
EXTERNAL TORX PLUS LOW-PROFILE HEAD STANDARD DRIVE SIZE SELECTION
Drive H7EP H4EP H3EP H2EP 1EP 2EP 4EP 5EP 6EP 7EP 8EP 10EP 12EP Inch #0000 #000 --#00 #0 #1 #2 & #3 #4 & #5 #6 #8 #10 #12 & 1/4 --Metric M0.6 M0.8 M1.0 M1.2 M1.6 M2 M2.5 M3 M3.5 M4 M4.5 & M5 M6 M7 Drive 14EP 16EP 18EP 20EP 22EP 24EP 26EP 30EP 32EP 36EP 40EP 42EP Inch 5/16 3/8 7/16 --1/2 9/16 5/8 --3/4 7/8 --1
Low-Profile Metric M8 M10 --M12 --M14 M16 M18 M20 M22 M24 ---
The TORX PLUS Drive is available in a variety of sizes and styles to meet your specific needs.
The superiority of the TORX PLUS Drive System is well-documented. No matter what the industry, no matter what the application, the TORX PLUS Drive System is proven to keep assembly lines running smoother and more efficiently.
CONVERT FOR THE ULTIMATE IN COST SAVINGS
The real savings from the TORX PLUS Drive System are on the bottom line. When factors such as the cost of drive tools, line downtime, design flexibility, productivity, scrap/rework per shift, worker fatigue and overall product integrity are considered, the choice to convert becomes clear. Textron Fastening Systems can assist in your conversion to the TORX PLUS Drive System by providing sample fasteners, drive tools, sales drawings and technical data; conducting engineering seminars; and performing comparative laboratory testing on your application in a simulated production line environment.
TORX PLUS DRIVE INFORMATION ONLINE
To put the information you need at your fingertips, Textron Fastening Systems maintains a web site focused on the TORX PLUS Drive System. Technical and design data, including head specifications, test results, downloadable literature and CAD drawings are all available at www.camcar.textron.com/torxplus. TORX PLUS DRIVE SOLUTIONS
APPLICATION: Disk drive for personal computers ASSEMBLY METHOD: Automated ASSEMBLY PROBLEM: When using the TORX Drive System, the manufacturer was only able to build 200 disk drives per drive bit. TORX PLUS DRIVE SOLUTION: TORX PLUS Drive fasteners CUSTOMER BENEFITS: ? Manufacturer is building 2,000 disk drives per tool bit ? Lower drive tool costs ? Increased productivity due to fewer drive tool changes
INCREASED TOOL BIT LIFE INCREASES PRODUCTIVITY
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