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Save Money with KATO Tangless Inserts!

Why Tangless Inserts = Cost Savings

As technology moves forward, customer expectations and demands for higher quality fasteners is at an all time high. KATO revolutionized the industry with the introduction of the Tangless® screw thread insert, the most advanced helically coiled screw thread insert in the market today.

Tangless® CoilThread® inserts are a continuous, helically-coiled, bi-directional, wire design. This innovative design allows for installation using a drive notch located at each end of the coil insert instead of a tang located at one end of the insert.

Because KATO Tangless inserts have a notch at both ends, this eliminates the need to orient the insert during installation and saves on production cost. But that’s not all…

After installing a tanged insert you have to go back and break off the tang, this process is eliminated with Tangless inserts. In blind holes the tang must be retrieved; this process is also eliminated with Tangless inserts. Tangless inserts are FOD-Free by design, so you never have to worry about contamination by a missed tang.

What It Means for your Bottom Line

The advantages of using KATO Tangless inserts are clear: less overall installation time means lower production costs and equates to money saved. In fact, customer studies show using a KATO Tangless insert can save from $0.15 – $0.50 per hole in labor costs.

Installation isn’t the only area of cost savings. KATO Tangless inserts can save thousands of dollars by eliminating the likelihood of damage to the machined part, and preventing the need to rework or even scrap parts. Having a notch on both ends means KATO Tangless inserts can be backed up (if installed too deep), or removed without any damage to the parent material or STI threads. Try that with a tanged insert!

So, what are you still waiting for? bisco industries carries a large selection of KATO Tangless CoilThread inserts and tools. Isn’t it time YOU go tangless?

Inserting the Right Solution

The Challenge of Product Design Restrictions

Imagine you’re assembling an enclosure for a cell phone. You need to bind the two pieces of the enclosure together with an extremely strong yet light weight fastener. In addition you face the challenge that the pieces can only be fastened from one side of the enclosure. Engineers working with all kinds of electronic and industrial enclosures face these types of scenarios daily. So what’s the solution to a predicament like this?

The Right Solution

The answer is helical inserts (also known as CoilThread inserts, wire thread inserts, or Heli-Coil inserts). Formed from threaded coils of durable metal wire, helical inserts offer an extremely dependable and light weight fastening solution. Helical inserts’ technical specifications also allow wide variation in size, material, and plating.  Not only that, but many CoilThread inserts meet stringent military specifications that make them ideal for aircraft and defense applications.

Determining Your Specific Requirements

Perhaps you’ve determined that you need a tangless insert with a 2-56 thread size but you’re unsure what material would best suit your application. That’s when an expert comes in handy. Having partnerships with premier insert manufacturers such as Kato, bisco industries is able to provide the expertise you need. Contact a local bisco office or email our e-commerce team to get expert advice on helical inserts.

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