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NAS & MS Inserts from KATO

Need Wire Thread Inserts That Meet Military & Aerospace Standards?

Look no further than KATO!

KATO offers a large variety of wire thread inserts that meet Military Standard (MS) and National Aerospace Standard (NAS) specifications. Often referred to as heli-coil (helicoil) or helical inserts, wire thread inserts are formed from coiled wire and provide a cost effective solution for increasing thread strength or repairing damaged threads. KATO manufacturers both tanged and tangless inserts available in free-running (non-locking) and locking configurations.

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Product Spotlight: KATO Linear Torque Arm

Introducing the Linear Torque Arm

KATO Fastening Systems recently announced the launch of the all new KATO Linear Torque Arm. The linear torque arm is designed to install tangless or tanged threaded inserts using any KATO electric driver or air tool (with optional air tool kit). The Linear Torque Arm offers an unprecedented smoothness of linear and rotational movements as it absorbs the torque reaction inherent with power installation tools.

Features & Benefits

  • Keeps the installation tool perpendicular to the work surface
  • Reduces RMI (Repetitive Motion Injury) and CTS (Carpal Tunnel Syndrome) while boosting production
  • Prevents cross threading and side load, prolonging the life of installation mandrels
  • Maneuvers smoothly as the arm absorbs torque reactions from electric and pneumatic tools
  • Torque capacity of 177 in-lbf (20 Nm)
  • And more…

the KATO Linear Torque Arm is fully compatible with KATO strip-feed packaged tangless inserts, and KATO prewinder electric tools (2KPE series).  

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Manufacturer Profile: KATO

KATO: Manufacturer of Tangless Inserts

KATO Fastening Systems is a leading manufacturer of threaded inserts known for their invention of the bi-directional tangless threaded insert. Founded in 1997, KATO provides a full line of tanged and tangless inserts, insert tools, hinges, and thread repair kits. KATO manufactures equivalent inserts to HeliCoil and Recoil and can often provide cost savings and shorter lead times compared to their competitors.  KATO also produces inserts certified to military specifications.

KATO Mil-Spec Insert Series

  • NAS1130
  • MS122
  • MS124
  • MS21209C
  • MS21209F

Advantages of KATO Tangless Inserts

Tangless inserts have the same fit, form, and function as tanged inserts but with a couple key advantages. One, tangless inserts reduce the possibility of Foreign Object Debris (FOD) from loose tangs which can cause damage to machinery. This translates into reduced costs for maintenance and repair. Two, tangless inserts are bi-directional which means that no orientation is required when installing inserts. This can speed up assembly providing additional cost savings.

bisco industries – Authorized KATO Distributor

bisco industries is proud to be an authorized KATO Distributor. bisco stocks 1000s of KATO parts and offers online pricing and availability as well as production information. To find KATO stock visit biscoind.com today!

What is a Threaded Insert?

A threaded insert is a threaded metal cylinder that is inserted into an existing hole to provide a threaded pathway for a fastener such as a screw or bolt.  Also known as threaded bushings, threaded inserts are used to repair damaged threads and improve the thread strength of the parent material. Threaded inserts are used in metal, plastic and wood and typically require special tools for installation.

Wire Formed Threaded Inserts vs. Solid Threaded Inserts

Threaded inserts are fabricated in two primary ways. In the wire forming method threaded inserts are made by tightly winding wire to form a coil. The wire coil mimics threads and results in a cost effective and reliable threaded insert. Wire formed threaded inserts are often referred to as Helicoil inserts. The other method of manufacturing inserts is by machining solid metal bars. Threaded inserts made in this way are known as solid inserts and have a higher pull-out and torque-out strength than wire formed threaded inserts.

Threaded Insert Configurations

Threaded inserts are available in numerous materials and configurations depending on the application requirements. Major options include tanged inserts, tangless inserts, externally threaded inserts, and self-locking inserts.

Threaded Insert Manufacturers Include:

Learn More About Threaded Inserts

To learn more about threaded inserts check out these helpful resources from KATO and Acme Industrial. Still have questions? Contact bisco’s product support team. Looking for pricing and availability? Visit biscoind.com to view online pricing and request special quotes.

Manufacturer Profile: Acme Industrial

Founded in 1914, Acme Industrial began as a manufacturer of shaft seals, bushings, and pins.  In the following decades Acme’s manufacturing capabilities continued to expand and in 1988 Acme began manufacturing keylocking inserts.  Today, Acme is one of the leading manufactures of threaded inserts and keylocking inserts in the world. Acme produces a wide range of inserts that provide economical equivalents to manufacturers like Keensert (Alcoa) and Helicoil. In addition, many of Acme Industrial’s keylocking inserts are manufactured to military (Mil, MS) and aerospace (NAS, AS, AN) standards.

Top Selling Acme Industrial to Mil-Spec Equivalents

Acme inserts are machined from solid steel bars providing superior strength compared to coil inserts. Keylocking inserts also help reduce Foreign Object Debris (FOD) by not utilizing tangs for installation.

 

bisco: Your Authorized Source for Acme Inserts

bisco industries is proud to be an authorized Acme Industrial distributor.  We offer hundreds of Acme inserts in stock with cross equivalent information to mil-spec, Keensert, and Helicoil inserts. To find pricing, availability, and specification information on the entire catalog of Acme inserts visit bisco’s Acme Industrial microsite.

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