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
TORX® ALIGN® 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.