Nord-Lock washers safely lock the bolt against the underlying surface.
The outer diameter of regular Nord-Lock washers is designed for counter-bore holes according to DIN 974, i.e. the washers fit under the head of standard bolts.
As for all locking washers, through holes require two pairs of Nord-Lock washers – one pair for securing the bolt and a second pair for securing the nut. Turn both fasteners in order to close the cams on both washer pairs before tightening to minimize settlements. Keep the nut secure while tightening the bolt.
Nord-Lock washers safely lock the nut on stud bolts and eliminate the need for adhesives.
Applications with large / slotted holes or soft underlying surfaces
To optimize the load distribution for applications with large / slotted holes or with soft underlying surface, use a flanged nut / bolt together with Nord-Lock “SP” washers with enlarged outer diameter.
Designs where Nord-Lock washers are not recommended
If your application corresponds to one or more of the mentioned design criteria where Nord-Lock washers are not recommended, contact your local Nord-Lock representative through Contact us and we will find an alternative solution for you.