Heavy-duty detent pins 14 February 2018

WDS Component Parts Ltd offers a wide selection of heavy-duty detent pins as part of its catalogue of standard parts. The stainless steel components provide quick locating and positioning and reliable retention once in place.

Detent pins are an easy way to locate and secure parts and sub-systems in place. They are simply pushed into place and use a pair of spring loaded ball bearings at the leading end to prevent the pin from working its way free under vibration, gravity or other forces. The leading edge is chamfered to aid insertion while the rear end collar is sized for easy handling.

To aid use, a collar and pull ring is provided at the rear end, which can be used to insert the pin or pull it out. In many applications the ring also serves to secure a lanyard, retaining chain and/or a label.

Made from 316 grade stainless steel, the pins from WDS are resistant to corrosion from moisture, water and chemicals. As such they are ideal for use in applications such as food handling, plant and machinery, pharmaceutical production and medical equipment that is subject to frequent and thorough washdowns with water, steam or cleaning fluids.

WDS offers the detent pins in diameters of 6mm, 8mm and 10mm, and a range of standard lengths from 15mm to 100mm, the largest weighing 80g. Medium duty detent pins, locating pins, positioning parts, clamps and holding systems are also available from the catalogue as standard.

Like all standard parts in the WDS range, 2D and 3D CAD files are available for free download for the complete range of detent pins. Parts can be ordered and paid for online or through the sales desk for next day delivery or collection from the WDS depot in Leeds, UK. There are no minimum order quantities and bespoke designs are available where required.

Claire Aldridge Deputy Editor t: +44 (0) 1727 814 450

Having joined the magazine in 2012, Claire developed her knowledge of the industry through the numerous company visits, exhibitions and conferences she attended both in the UK and abroad.

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