Since its introduction, TORX PLUS® Drive has consistently outperformed every other drive system. The true 0˚ drive angle virtually eliminates the radial forces and stresses. Reduced contact stress also reduces coating damage that can occur in other recess designs. The straight, vertical sidewalls of the TORX PLUS® Drive System virtually eliminates cam-out. The elliptically-based geometric configuration of the TORX PLUS® Drive System maximizes engagement between driver and fastener. Ergonomic studies demonstrate that the TORX PLUS® Drive System can reduce fatigue and muscular stress during the manual assembly of fasteners. That is because little or no end load is required to keep the driver engaged with the fastener. Its longer tool life and optimal torque transfer have enhanced product reliability, increased productivity, and reduced total assembly costs on assembly lines in a multitude of industries around the world.
TORX PLUS® Drive System Internal Benefits
TORX PLUS® Drive System External Benefits
External TORX PLUS® Low-Profile Head and Ultra Low Profile Head
This version provides high torque transfer in a low low head height
Dual Drive Systems
The TORX PLUS® Drive System can be combined with either an external hex or a slot to provide a dual drive system.
TORX PLUS® Stick fit bit
A taper along the flute centerline suited for non-magnetic horizontal and vertical applications.
The compound angle ramps of the AUTOSERT® feature guide the driver bit into the recess, creating a self-centering and engaging action. It’s the perfect solution for automated, robotic and other assembly situations where the driver bit is continuously rotating.
Tamper-Resistant TORX PLUS® Drive
This unique TORX PLUS® variation incorporated a five lobe design and a solid post formed in the center of the recess.
Tamper-Resistant AUTOSERT® TORX PLUS® Drive
Combine the automation benefits of the AUTOSERT® feature with the tamper-resistant TORX PLUS® to get manufacturing benefits and security benefits for the end user.
TORX PLUS® MAXXTM Stem Fasteners
TORX PLUS® MAXXTM Stems allow the highest level of torque delivery that can be placed on the end of a fastener or ball stud versus previous design methods. Assembly speed, downtime, worker comfort, scrap and rework are all improved while attaining the tightest joints possible for an improved product.
TORX PLUS® A OversizeTM Recess
For fasteners that require an organic finish, due to the coating process, the coating builds up more at the “A” lobes than at the “B” lobes. As a result, the recess was designed to accommodate the coating buildup by oversizing only the “A” dimension.