Knurled Solid Pins
SPIROL's Knurled Pins are manufactured with two different knurl types: straight knurls and helical knurls. Unlike a Straight Pin, where retention is provided by the uniform interference between the pin and hole, Knurled Pins are designed to cut into the host. The displacement of the host material into the valleys of the knurls yields more frictional contact area between the Knurled Pin and hole; thus resulting in higher retention. Solid Pins with retention features such as knurls and barbs allow for wider hole tolerances than Solid Pins without retention features (i.e. Straight Pins).
Straight Knurled Pins have lower insertion forces than Helical Knurled Pins and offer resistance to turning within the assembly. However, Straight Knurled Pins provide limited retention when axially loaded. Therefore, straight knurls are often recommended when the Knurled Pin is used to transmit torque such as when used as an axle to rotate a wheel.
With Helical Knurled Pins, a 30° helical knurl causes the pin to rotate as it enters the hole creating more surface contact with the host than straight knurls. This results in higher frictional forces, greater engagement and improved resistance to back out.
If installation equipment is required, SPIROL also offers a standard comprehensive line of Pin Installation Equipment from manual to fully automatic modules, with or without out fixturing, to support your Solid Pin assembly requirements.
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Knurled Pins Product Types
SPIROL Standard Knurled Pins include: Series KP200 Straight Knurled Pins, Series KP300 Helical Knurled Pins and the headed Series FH200 Headed Straight Knurled Pins, Series FH300 Headed Helical Knurled Pins.
Straight Knurled Pin
SPIROL's KP200 Straight Knurled Pins have straight knurls that span the full length of the pin. Straight Knurled Pins are commonly used in applications where the pin is subjected to rotational forces to transmit torque as well as to resist rotational movement of a mating component. KP200 Straight Knurled Pins are available in metric diameters ranging from 2.5mm to 6mm and in inch diameters ranging from .094" (3/32) to .250" (1/4) in low carbon steel and austenitic stainless steel.
Helical Knurled Pin
SPIROL's KP300 Helical Knurled Pins have helical knurls that span the full length of the pin. The 30° helical knurls cause the pin to rotate during installation into the hole. Helical Knurled Pins offer higher insertion and retention than Straight Knurled Pins. However, KP300 Helical Knurled Pins are not typically recommended when the pin will be subjected to rotational forces as the helical knurl will cause the pin to either "unscrew" itself from the hole or further imbed itself into the hole. KP300 Helical Knurled Pins are available in metric diameters ranging from 2mm to 6mm and in inch diameters ranging from .078" (5/64) to .250" (1/4) in low carbon steel and austenitic stainless steel.
Headed Straight Knurled Pin
SPIROL's FH200 Headed Straight Knurled Pin has the same body style as the KP200 Straight Knurled Pin, with the addition of a head. A Headed Pin is typically used to provide a positive stop or to retain a thin component to a thicker component within an assembly. FH200 Headed Straight Knurled Pins have a flat head, however they are available to order with a round head (RH200) to meet specific application requirements. Similar to the SPIROL Series KP200 Straight Knurled Pin offering, SPIROL's Series FH200 Headed Straight Knurled Pins are available in metric diameters ranging from Ø2.5mm to Ø6mm and inch diameters ranging from Ø.094" (3/32) to Ø.250" (1/4) in low carbon steel and austenitic stainless steel.
Headed Helical Knurled Pin
SPIROL's FH300 Headed Helical Knurled Pin has the same body style as the KP300 Helical Knurled Pin, with the addition of a head. A Headed Pin is typically used to provide a positive stop or to retain a thin component to a thicker component within an assembly. FH300 Headed Helical Knurled Pins have a flat head, however they are available to order with a round head (RH300) to meet specific application requirements. Similar to the SPIROL Series KP300 Helical Knurled Pin offering, SPIROL's FH300 Headed Helical Knurled Pins are available in metric diameters ranging from Ø2mm to Ø6mm and inch diameters ranging from Ø.078" (5/64) to Ø.250" (1/4) in low carbon steel and austenitic stainless steel.
If you are unable to find the Knurled Solid Pin in the diameter, length, material, or finish that you require within our standard offering, or if you are unsure what type of pin is most appropriate for your assembly, Request Engineering Support and we will help you select the most cost-effective solution for your application.
Installation Technology for Pins
In addition to a comprehensive line of engineered components used for joining and assembly, SPIROL also offers a full range of Pin Installation Equipment designed to facilitate cost-effective and high quality assembly of your products. Our installation solutions range from manual machines to fully automated work cells with statistical process control and error-proofing options. We are the only company of our kind that offers the total integrated solution.
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