How to Manually Install Key Locking InsertsPosted: February 15, 2021
What is a Keensert?
A Keensert or key locking insert is a solid bushing style insert that is threaded on both the inside and the outside and has wedges or “keys” attached at the top. These inserts are used to distribute loads and repair or strengthen threads against failures due to stripping, seizing or corrosion. They are commonly used in precision manufacturing and aerospace applications.
What is the Best Way to Install Keenserts?
There are a few methods used to install key locking inserts. Manual installation is best for assemblies that are in the hundreds, but if you are installing a lot of Keenserts, pneumatic installation is the way to go.
Keensert Manual Installation
- Drill and Countersink the Material
- Tap the Material
- Manually Insert the Key Locking Insert
- Use the Installation Tool to Drive the Keensert
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