Lock nuts with a lock washer, locking clip or locking plate
These lock nuts are available in different series:
- KM and KML lock nuts (fig. 1) have metric threads and use lock washers (fig. 2).
- HM .. T lock nuts (fig. 1) have metric trapezoidal threads and use lock washers (fig. 2). For some sizes no lock washer is available, because these nuts are intended only for removal purposes.
- HM and HME lock nuts (fig. 3) have metric trapezoidal threads and use locking clips (fig. 4).
N and AN lock nuts (fig. 1 and fig. 5) have inch dimensions.
Lock nuts with thread diameters ≤ 8 5/8 in. (size ≤ 44) use a lock washer (fig. 2).
Lock nuts with thread diameters ≥ 9 7/16 in. (size ≥ 48) use a locking plate (fig. 6).
Lock washers, locking clips and locking plates are simple, stable and reliable fastening elements which engage a keyway in the shaft or key slot in the adapter sleeve. The washer locks the nut in position when one of the washer tabs (tangs) is bent into one of the slots on the nut (fig. 7). Locking clips and locking plates are attached to the nut by bolts (fig. 8 and fig. 9).
The nut and the locking device must be ordered separately. The appropriate locking device is listed in the product tables. KM lock nuts can be locked either with the MB lock washer listed in the product tables or with a stronger, MB .. A lock washer (→ product table).