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Thread Locking and Sealing

Integrated Locking Features Integrated Safety

Thread Locking Integrated Safety

Integrated thread locking

High locking-effect
Integrated Thread Locking

Thread locking is an integrated part of the

fastener. It can neither be lost nor forgot-

Cost-efficient Thread Locking

There is no need for additional locking

elements such as lock washers, adhesi-
ves, etc. As a result, material manage-
ment is simplified.

Reliable Thread Locking

Thread locking patches and adhesives

are pre-applied using sophisticated
equipment. Strict requirements and
testing assure consistent quality.

Clean Thread Locking

Thread locking patches do not harm the

surface of the assembled components.
They do not cause corrosion.

Versatile Thread Locking

Nylon patches, as well as locking adhesi-

ves, can be used for sealing and thread
locking, under head sealing, friction
enhancement, thread protection, and
much more.

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TufLok The Blue Patch

Product Description Product Features Design Guideline for Patches

TufLok is a reliable and cost-efficient 1 High locking effectiveness Basic principle:

system for thread locking and thread 1 Suitable for adjusting screws 1 For locking use TufLok -Patch (nylon

sealing fastened joints. A highly elastic, patches)

1 Seals against liquids and gases
wear-resistant, blue nylon patch is applied
1 Can be reused several times 1 For sealing use TufLok-Patch360
at a specific portion of the thread. The
1 No curing time, can be used immedia- (patched 360)
play between external and internal thread
tely 1 Free threads on thread end enable
is eliminated, making the joint vibration
resistant. 1 For all metals easy installation
1 For almost every type of surface 1 2-3 threads underneath the head
The nylon patched fasteners meet torque 1 Unlimited shelf life should not be patched
performance requirements as defined in 1 Resistant to many chemicals 1 Internal thread must have a chamfer
works standard (WN900.1, see table). or else the patch could peal off when the
Torque performance requirements may
screw is installed
also be specified per DIN 267 part 28 or
customer requirements. The tests are
conducted using test nuts or components
provided by the customer. Experiential Range
values are available for adjusting screws.
Assembly-ready, self-locking screws
and threaded parts:
1 screws from M1 to M8

1 lengths up to 220 mm

A thread diameter Chamfer 90 120, 1 nuts from M5 to M12

 Patch coverage angle = 1.05 A
B1 patch length
B2 start of unpatched thread
Typical Patch Dimensions

1 Patch coverage angle  in the core

area ~90
1 Edge zone (spray transition) up to
1 Length B1 ~4 to 6 threads
1 Length B2 ~1 to 2 threads

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Torque Performance Test
(WN 900.1) Torque Performance Testing
Per works standard 900.1 Experimental values
1 Before testing make sure nut threads
are within specified tolerances. I II III IV
2 Turn the screw into the test nut (max Screw First on First off Fifth off Adjusting Screws
ISO 6g max. Nm min Nm. min. Nm min. to max. Nm
10 rpms) until the patch is positioned
bis M2 0.20 0.04 0.02
within the nut thread. In doing so mea- M2.5 0.30 0.06 0.03 0.02 0.08
sure the maximum driving torque (see M3 0.45 0.10 0.05 0.05 0.15
table, column I). M3.5 0.70 0.20 0.10 0.10 0.40

3 Back off the screw by 90 and then M4 0.90 0.28 0.17 0.17 0.50
M5 1.60 0.40 0.23 0.23 0.70
without stopping measure the small-
M6 3.00 0.80 0.40 0.4 1.2
est torque during the following 360 M8 6.00 1.50 0.80 0.8 2.4
rotation (see table, column II) M10 9.50 2.30 1.20 1.2 3.6
4 Unscrew the screw fully, and then M12 13.00 3.40 1.70 1.7 5.1
M14 19.00 4.50 2.30 2.3 7.8
drive the screw back in again four
M16 28.00 7.00 3.50 3.5 10.5
more times. When unscrewing the M18 36.00 9.00 4.00 4.0 14
screw the fifth time, measure the M20 44.00 11.00 5.50 5.5 17
smallest torque during the first 360 M22 60.00 15.00 7.50 7.5 24
M24 80.00 20.00 10.00 10 30
(see table, column III).

Torque Test (Adjusting Screws)

Test is essentially carried out the same
Screws M1 to M68
way as for regular screws except one
Nuts M5 to M12
only has to drive parts in and out once.
(See table, column IV). Products TufLok Nytemp

Color blue orange

Temperatur Range -56C
-50C to 120C -56C
-50C to 200C
Patch Coating Patch Patch 360 Patch Patch 360
Locking again 11 111 11 111

Rotational-loosening 11 1 11 1

Locking against 111 11111 111 11

Adjusting Screw 111 1 111 1

Nytemp -
The orange Patch for
High Temperature Service
The higher coating temperature
means that it can only be used on
1 The nylon patched screws may be plain or phosphated parts. Please
installed by either using manual or contact Bossard for patched sam-
power tools. ples! Driving torques meet work
1 Lubricating the threads is not neces- standard requirements the same
sary. Oil on the threads will reduce dri- as TufLok patched screws.
ving torques.

Thread Locking | BOSSARD 5

Precote Micro Encapsulated Thread Locker

Product Description Product Features Range

Precote is a pre-applied locking adhesi- 1

1 Very high locking
locking effect
effect Assembly ready self-locking and sealing
ve for threaded parts. During installation, 1
1 Do not require dispensers screws and threaded parts:
the pressure between the mating thread
1 For all metals 1 screws from M3
flanks will burst the microcapsules. The
1 surfaces
For most types of surfaces 1 nuts from M4 to M22
adhesive and curing agent contained in
the capsules are released and mixed. The 1
1 Curing behavior independent
independent of sur-
adhesive cures to produce the desired face type
locking effect and/or a reliable seal. 1
1 Quick curing
curing with preloaded bolted Design Guideline for Adhesive
1 Resistant to oils, greases, hydraulic
joints Patch
The high-strength Precote micro encap- 1 fluids and to
Resistant liquid
greases, fuels, salt
sulated adhesive meets the requirements water, etc.
fluids and liquid coolants, fuels, salt 1 Free threads on thread end enable
of DIN 267 part 27. Three different easy installation
1 Shelf life
water, etc.up to 4 years
types of pre-applied adhesives are availa- Internal thread must have a chamfer
1 Shelf life up to 4 years 1
ble offering prevailing torque perfor- or else patch could peal off when the
mances that go beyond standard require-
screw is installed (see TufLok).
Precote-adhesive patch always covers
the circumference of the thread. It typical-
ly prevents fasteners from rotating loose.


Tolerance zone
nut thread

Typical patch dimension

Tolerance zone
of screw Bolt Hetero-dispersed
1 Length B min. 10 mm
1 Length B1 ca. A
When threads are engaged, the micro capsules burst, adhesive is 1 Length B2 ca. 2 3 threads
released, and cures quickly

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Torque Performance Test - Pre-
load Performance Test - Pre-
Induced Test tightening torque Max.
Screw in tightening
Test Nm for screws
tightening torque
torque loosenig
Max.torque Ratio MLB / MA for
load Induced
ISO 6g
Screw offor
in Nm class
screws loosenig torque Ratio Ratio
MLB / MA for
1 Before testing, make sure nut threads ISO 6g of classof(DIN
5.6/5.8 267-27)
8.8/10.9/12.9 (DINin267-27)
Nm Precote MLB /MA
Precote Precote
1 Before
are within testing, maketolerances.
specified sure nut threads MAa,b 5.6/5.8 8.8/10.9/12.9 in Nm 30
Precote 80
Precote 85
are within specified tolerances. M5 2.6 5.5 6.5
2 Drive the screw into the test nut (max 30 80 85
M5 4.5
2.6 9.5
5.5 10
2 Drive
30 rpms)the screw
using ainto thenon-lubricated
plain test nut (max
M6 11
4.5 23
9.5 26
30 rpms) using a plain non-lubricated
flat washer (DIN 125 or similar 300 M10
M8 22
11 46
23 55
flat washer (DIN
HV hardness). The125 or screw
test similaris 300 M12
M10 38
22 79
46 95
HV hardness).
tightened until The test screwtorque
the specified is is M14
M12 60
38 125
79 160

tightened M16
M14 90
60 195
125 250
reached (see table to the right). The is
until the specified torque <0,9 0,9 ( 0,9
M16 128
90 280
195 335
250 ( 0,9
patch must(seebetable to the right).
positioned withinThethe <0,9 ( 0,9 ( 0,9
M18 176
128 390
280 500
nut must be positioned within the
thread. M22
M20 240
176 530
390 800
nut thread.
3 Allow adhesive to cure for 24 hours at M24
M22 310
240 670
530 1050
3 Allow adhesive M27
M24 460
310 1000
670 1300
23C (~ 73F) to cure for 24 hours at
M27 620
460 1350
1000 1700
4 Back out73F)
23C (~ the screw at 30 rpms. In M33
M30 825
620 1850
1350 2400
4 Back
Back so,the
out the screw
measure 3030
at rpms.
loosening In doing
tor- M36
M33 1100
825 2350
1850 3000
que. measure
Theso,achievedthe loosening
measure results torque.
the loosening
must The
fall M39
M36 1400
1100 3000
2350 4000
que. The results
achieved must not
below the listed ratio MLB / MA (see fall
must below
not the
fall M39 1400 3000 4000
MA Tightening Torque
below ratio
table tothe M
thelisted/ M (see
left). ratio
table to the
MLB / MA (see left). MLB Breakaway Torque
Tightening Torque
table to thethelisted ratio MLB / MA under lab
left). MLB Breakaway Torque
Torque (see table to theTest
Performance left). -
No Preload Performance
Induced Test -
No Preload Induced Test -
This Preload Induced
test is intended for in-process con-
a) Determined based on a total coefficient of friction total 0.12 at 90 % utilization of the minimum values of the
yield strength (5.6,5.8) or of the elastic limit (8.8,10.9,12.9) of the respectively lowest property class.
This test DIN
trol; see is intended for27
267, part in-process con-
b) For INOX-screws according to DIN EN ISO 3506-1 and DIN 267-13, the table values for 5.6,5.8 apply.
trol; test
see isDIN
intended for in-process
267, part 27 control;
see DIN 267, part 27

Screws from M3
Nuts from
Screws M4M3
from to M22
Nuts from M4 to M22
Products Precote 30 Precote 80 Precote 85
Products Precote 30 Precote 80 Precote 85
Color yellow red turquoise
Color basis Acrylate
yellow Acrylate
red Epoxy acrylate
Chemical basis +Peroxide
Acrylate +Peroxide
Acrylate +Peroxide
Epoxy acrylate
Temperature range -50 150C
+Peroxide -50 170C
+Peroxide -50 150C
Strength low range
Temperature -50 low
150C -50 high
170C -50 high
Set after approx.
Strength low 15low
min. 15high
min. 30high
Functional after approx.
Set after approx. 153min.
h 156min.
h 306min.
Cured to end strength 24
3 hh 24
6 hh 24
6 hh
Installation Functional after approx.
Cured tofiction
end strength 0.1224 h0.15
0.10 0.14 0.25
>24 h0.28
0.25 0.1624 h0.18
0.10 0.15
Seal fiction 0.12
up 0.14
to 250 bar 0.25
up 0.28
to 400 bar 0.16
up 0.18
to 400 bar
1 Screws with pre-applied adhesive may Especially suitable Universal type for all Especially suited to
for slotted suitable
Especially and cross threaded
Universal parts with
type for all all fastenedsuited
Especially jointsto
be installed with manual or power tools
Installation recessed
for slottedmachine
and cross a high locking
threaded partseffec-
with where consistent
all fastened joints
1 Internal thread must be free of dust,
Installation screws formachine
recessed the elec- tiveness. Suitable
a high locking for
effec- thread friction is
where consistent
oil and grease
Screws with pre-applied adhesive tronic
for appliance
the elec- higher temperatures,
tiveness. Suitable for needed.
thread friction is
1 Lagerbestndigkeit
Shelf life 4 years at room
4 Jahre
1 Please
may be observe
with that preload
installed force
with manual and
or bei
Raumtemperatur industry.
tronic andOften also
appliance not susceptible
higher to
temperatures, needed.
used for sealing
industry. pur-
Often also humidity
not susceptible to
may possible
power be calibrations
tools with must
manualbe re-
used for sealing pur- humidity
1 alized
power within
Internaltools a short
thread must time. Otherwise,
be free of dust, poses
1 Internal
oil and thread muststructure
grease be free of
be Source: Manufacturers data
oil and
damaged. grease Source: Manufacturers data / DIN 267 Teil 27 Subject to change without notice.

* All information relative to M10 ISO 4017-8.8 black oxide screws Thread Locking | BOSSARD 7
M10 ISO 4032-10 black oxide nuts value < M10 and > M10 7
Thread Locking | BOSSARD
correspond to DIN 267-27
Thread Locking and Sealing Systems Comparison

Test for Vibration Resistance

% preload

1 Two plates clamped with a regular screw 2. TufLok - Nylon patched screws
are subjected to lateral cyclic loads (vibra- Nylon patched screws, when subjec-
tions). Under this condition, screws that ted to cyclic lateral loading, lose some
are not using a locking element quickly
2 of the initial preload. However, a com-
become loose.
plete unwinding is prevented with this
type of locking element.
1. Precote coated screws
3 Number of load cycles Screws with an adhesive patch show
3. Screws without locking elements
some initial preload loss due to relax-
When unlocked screws are exposed
ation of the joint but then maintain a
Preload under cyclic loading to lateral vibration, the initial preload
high preload. The cured, hard adhe-
quickly drops. The screw unwinds to
sive patch prevents slippages in the
the point where it separates from the
mating threads.
mating part.

Tightening torque Measuring Coefficient of Friction

When screws are tightened, the torque 2. TufLok patchedscrews

2. TufLok nylon patched screws with
and the preload vary depending upon the a nylonwith
Screws patch can patch
a nylon be loosened at
can be loo-
amount of friction. With a given torque, a around
sened at80%
aroundof the
80% tightening torque.
of the tightening
2 higher or lower friction coefficient will
torque. backing out, theout,
During backing patch
the gene-
change the resulting preload accordingly.
rates high friction,
generates thus preventing
high friction, the
thus preven-

Subject to change without notice.

3 1. Precote
1. Precote coated
coated screws with an ad-
ting theparts
matingfrom separating.
parts from separating.
Loosening torque 1
Screws patch
with anare locked patch
adhesive against
3. Screws without locking elements
tational-loosening; the break-away
locked against rotational-loosening;
Torque curve The loosening torque is about 70 to
torque may go beyond
the break-away torque 100% may goof be-
80% of the tightening torque. When
yond 100%torqueof the(high strength).
tightening The
screws are backing out there is no
remaining adhesive
(high strength). in the thread
The remaining adhe-ge-
resistance, the torque and preload
nerates slight
sive in the friction
thread when slight
generates the screw
drop to zero.
is backed
tion when out, providing
the screw some locking
is backed out,
some locking against sepa-
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