Threaded

Cyclone® Tapping Screws

TEKS

The Cyclone screw's serrated helical shoulder actually bites into sheet. metal, enabling the screw to absorb higher tightening torque, which adds to increased backout resistance. A dramatically increased safe operating range (the difference between the maximum drive torque required and the minimum strip torque) makes the cyclone screw "user friendly." Stripping problems, with their resultant scrap loss and rework, are dramatically reduced. This exceptional drive/strip torque ratio makes the cyclone screw ideal for automated assembly and permits the use of thinner sheet metal in many applications.

GER-NIB FEATURE: For particularly torque-sensitive applications. Shakeproof's torque-robbing Ger-Nib™ feature can be incorporated in the Cyclone screw head to increase strip out torque.

In order to absorb a higher tightening torque, the Cyclone screw is equipped with a serrated helical shoulder that actually bites into sheet metal. This gives the screw a very high safe operating range which reduces scrap, re-work, and lost time. It also improves the drive to strip ratio, which allows for a thinner sheet metal to be used.

    ADVANTAGES:
  • Reduce scrap and re-work
  • Use a higher tightening torque for increased back-out resistance
  • Thinner sheet metal can be designed; lighter weight
  • Re-usable with repeatability
  • Ease of assembly with minimum operator sensitivity
    AVAILABLE FEATURES:
  • GER-NIBĀ® - for particularly torque sensitive applications
  • SEMS - add a washer under the head to span larger holes, protect fragile surfaces, and distribute load.

COMPARED TO ORDINARY SHEET METAL SCREWS CYCLONE SCREWS BITE INTO THE TAPPING PLATE TO INCREASE STRIP TORQUE AND BACKOUT RESISTANCE