What Are Clevis Pins and Their Applications?
Across countless industries, aviation included, fasteners are vital parts used for security and preventing movement. Fasteners comprise many familiar items from screws to tape, as well as less common part types that not all buyers will be familiar with. One such part type is the clevis pin, a fastener with a flat head, cylindrical shank, and hole intended for use with a cotter pin. As a convenient alternative to other fasteners such as bolts or rivets, clevis pins are strong and durable, often being made from metals like stainless steel or carbon steel, so if you are looking to procure a reliable fastener for your applications, it is helpful to understand the several functions of clevis pins.
In tandem with the approach to buying most fasteners, one should consider the material of the part type, as this factor can impact price and durability. As previously mentioned, stainless steel or carbon steel fasteners are available as corrosion-resistant materials with characteristics of being tough and long lasting. On the other hand, cadmium-plated steel or zinc-plated steel clevis pins are a cheaper alternative as materials like zinc alloys are less expensive alternatives to pure steel. If you can afford to sacrifice a little strength, these cost effective alternatives might be a better choice for your applications.
Another factor to consider when procuring clevis pins is the diameter of the clevis pin shaft you require. As a clevis pin is intended for use with a precut hole in your intended part, it is vital to consider the size of the hole you will be using in tandem with the fastener. Available in different shapes and sizes, the shaft of the clevis pin is a main factor to consider prior to procurement.
Furthermore, most clevis pins are straight, which means they are uniform in one direction, with the head running straight into the shank. However, bent clevis, as their name suggests, are bent at an angle below the head. Specific applications benefit from this alternative pin design. Additionally, you should consider the length of your pin prior to procurement because the shaft must be long enough to fit through the precut hole and protrude out of the other side with the clevis pin’s hole exposed enough for use with the cotter pin.
Finally, the hardness rating of your clevis pin will tell you how well the fastener will resist scratches and abrasion. By Moh’s scale of mineral hardness, materials can have a hardness rating of any number 1-10, with higher ratings indicating stronger and harder materials. With all of these considerations in mind, you are ready to procure a clevis pin for your applications with ease. As such, visit ASAP Distribution at any time to begin browsing high-caliber fastener options for your various applications.
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