The TORX® Drive System was specifically designed to provide a simple, cost-effective solution to the problems inherent in the process of installing and removing fasteners. Used in a multitude of industries, the TORX® Drive System can enhance product reliability, increase productivity and reduce total assembly costs – all of which are keys to remaining competitive in today’s marketplace.
TORX® INTERNAL BENEFITS
TORX® EXTERNAL BENEFITS
The special TORXALIGN® bit is designed with a slight taper to provide a wedging effect when the bit is inserted into the fastener recess. This is particularly useful in holding nonmagnetic fasteners on the driver during manual installation.
TORX® TAMPER RESISTANT/ RESISTORX® BENEFITS
This unique TORX® variation incorporated a solid post formed in the center of the recess during the heading process. When combined with a countersunk or button head design, the fastener is extremely difficult to remove without a special tamper-resistant TORX® Drive tool. Unlike other tamper-resistant fasteners, installation on the production line is easy with the proper tool.
Automatic torque monitoring is made possible by the AUDITORX® Drive head which is designed to break off a predetermined torque level. The standard AUDITORX® Drive leaves a hex drive for later field service. The tamper-resistant AUDITORX® Drive fastener leaves a rivet-like head to prevent removal.
The TORXSTEM™ is primarily used in Double-end stud applications but can also be used for hold and drive applications. Since most double-end studs lack a drive system, it is necessary to grip the threaded portion of the stud in order to drive it, which can result in thread damage. A special external TORX® configuration extruded onto one end of the double-end stud simplifies driving. We refer to this as a TORXSTEM™ Double-end stud. They are installed using a TORX® socket to increase productivity and reduce thread damage.
TORX® DUAL DRIVE BENEFITS
The TORX® Drive System can be combined with either an external hex or a slot to provide a dual drive system.
TORX® configuration allows deep lobe engagement
Flange on top of head enhances performance
Threaded shaft for seating nut member
Designed to be molded directly into component or carrier strips, allowing multiple fasteners to be installed at one time