Today in modern industry, flange nuts are also among the most common nuts in the large family of fasteners. Flange nuts made of steel or stainless steel can be used on machines and technical equipment without a washer. But what makes the flange nut so interesting compared to the standard hexagon nuts? We would like to answer all these questions and many more in this article. These should include the questions of which material is suitable for such nuts and how do such flange nuts work technically on a component? Furthermore, we would like to discuss our stock and of course the production of such fasteners. In this article we would like to start again with the detailed construction and their assembly as well as the efficiency. Flange nuts made of stainless steel and steel, which are designed as hexagon nuts, are also used in many mechanical engineering companies today. Here the flange nut has a very special function. Unwarrantedly a flange is attached to this nut which is larger than the diameter of the hexagon on the nut. This flange can only be found on one side. There is a reason for this. This large flange on the front side of the nut is exclusively intended to increase the bearing surface when tightening the hexagon nut on the component to such an extent that the surface pressure on the total surface area decreases and the flange nut therefore leaves no marks in the component. This is a major issue, especially on visible components. Due to this large surface area, a washer underneath can be dispensed with. The flange nut can be manufactured and supplied as a smooth bearing surface. Similarly, the nut can also be manufactured with a grooved flange surface. In this case it is also a locknut, which can also be used as such. When it comes to the correct material to be placed and used, for standard industrial applications, the plain steel with a surface coating that can delay corrosion is always used. Even with a protective nickel coating, corrosion cannot be completely removed. However, if you also want to focus on visual aspects and use your flange nuts in damp rooms or even outdoors in the rain, you should definitely also use stainless steel V2A. This material is an alloy which is sufficient in most cases. If you want to use such nuts on boats and yachts, you should definitely prefer the stainless steel alloy V4A. Only this material quality is absolutely saltwater resistant and also resistant to alkalis and acids.
Our range of flange nuts - buy online in our online shop
Due to the popularity and the effective use of flange nuts, the demand for this product has also increased steadily in recent years. Of course, this is also justified, because these fasteners have slowly conquered the market, as no washers are required when using such parts. In order to meet the increasing demand for stainless steel flange nuts and also steel flange nuts, the online shops must also make the corresponding elements available for purchase in sufficient quantities. So we have also decided to offer the entire range of metal flange nuts to everyone for sale. So all our customers from Germany and the rest of Europe have the possibility to buy their flange nuts quickly and easily through our online shop. This creates many advantages for your purchasing behaviour, because you can purchase your fasteners from us virtually around the clock. In order to make sure that the shopping of the different products and goods is safe, we decided some time ago to change over to the secure SSL certificate, just like the whole website. This means that a purchase of flange nuts and the many other parts would no longer be at risk of being accessed by third parties when we transfer your order to our merchandise management system. While we are already on the subject of shopping, let us also lose a few words on how an optimal order process should be put together so that you can buy your goods quickly and easily through our online shop. We assume that you have also come to us via one of the countless search engines, of course via the search word "flange nuts" to place your order with us. Now that you have taken your time to look around our website, you can put all your products together and then add them to your shopping cart. Once this ordering process is complete, step two follows, which now gives you the opportunity to create your account with us. If this has happened and you now want to complete your purchase, you can follow the shopping cart instructions on the "Next" button and you will be shown a selection of payment options during the ordering process. You simply choose the best one for you and pay the outstanding amount. If this is successful, you will receive an order confirmation and the flange nuts can then be shipped to you from our warehouse.
The manufacture of flange nuts
This last section of this chapter will also deal with the production of metal flange nuts, as these have to be sold in large quantities to the industry in order to meet the demand. Of course, we do not need to explain the assembly process in more detail if you are one of the people who generally work with fasteners such as steel or stainless steel nuts. But how many people really know how these elements can be produced in industrial manufacturing, so that an economically cost-effective production can be achieved. We would like to go into this point in more detail, so that we can also safely close this gap. In modern production, such flange nuts are always manufactured on highly complex CNC machines, so that all production processes are fully automatic. These CNC machines are designed so that this production can be carried out absolutely fast and in a high quality. A loader is usually installed outside the machine, which communicates with the CNC machine and, if necessary, transports the raw material bars of steel or stainless steel in a hexagonal shape into the machine. Before the start of the flange nut production, it is important that the CNC program is loaded and all parameters such as feeds and speeds have been entered. When the loader is also set up and the machine is ready, the start button can be pressed. Now the first bar of hexagonal stainless steel is fed into the CNC machine and clamped in the chuck. Now the larger flange is ripped open to the hexagon nut. Afterwards the bore hole is drilled into the material. Immediately afterwards, the thread can be cut. Afterwards, the flange nut is cut off by a turning chisel and can fall into the collecting container. If there are enough flange nuts in the basket, these elements can be washed and then stored in our warehouse. If we receive an order from you, we can process the order and hand it over to the shipping company after packing. After a few days you should put the order in the mailbox and you can install the goods.