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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!

Product Spotlight: KATO Hexatorq Hinges

KATO Hexatorq Hinges set the industry standard for reliable and cost effective motion control. Hexatorq hinges feature an innovative metal and plastic resin hinge design which provides extraordinarily smooth motion as well as unparalleled durability.

Spring Hinges vs. Hexatorq Hinges

Conventional spring hinges tend to lose their lubrication and damage mating parts by seizing up in high temperature environments. In contrast, the Hexatorq design, utilizes modern engineered plastic resin that requires no lubrication. In fact, in an elevated temperature application, KATO Hexatorq Hinges experience a predictable drop-off in torque and then return to preset torque values after a minimal cool down period. This means NO damage to expensive components!

KATO Hexatorq Hinge Features and Benefits

  • Designed for at least 30,000 cycles without failure.
  • Smooth operation throughout 360° range of motion.
  • Holds position throughout the full range of motion, no spring-back.
  • Corrosion resistant stainless steel and engineered resin design.
  • Light-weight and compact design maximizes space and weight savings.
  • Hex configuration provides for easy mold-in mounting without brackets.
  • Available with brackets for external mounting.
  • No lubrication required! Eliminates the possibility of contamination or corrosion to sensitive parts.
  • FOD free design. No metal to metal friction means no foreign object damage from metal particles.

bisco – Authorized Source for KATO Hexatorq Hinges

KATO’s standardized range of Hexatorq sizes and configurations were determined through extensive design and durability testing and meet virtually all common application requirements. If the standard sizes aren’t suitable then bisco and KATO can work to customize a solution for your specific application. Use KATO Hexatorq Hinges and significantly reduce your typical design-to-manufacture time cycle and overall costs. Visit biscoind.com to find Hextorq hinges.

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