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Stainless steel safety quick release pins for corrosive environments

26 February 2013

WDS’ stainless steel quick release pins are suitable for use in applications where corrosion is an issue, where objects regularly need to be fastened or attached and where excessive vibration occurs.

The pins provide a quicker alternative to cotter pin designs and are less likely to work loose than threaded fasteners

The tough, corrosion resistant, stainless steel design was originally developed for a range of industrial uses, including fabrication, handling and packaging. However, the demands of marine, and food processing – the latter with its aggressive chemical wash-down procedures – means that the range is particularly well suited to problem solving in these areas.

WDS is supplying the quick release pins with a circular head design and full stainless steel (grade 304) construction. Ergonomic and quick fitting, each pin has a button integrated into its head to guard against accidental activation. A single press of the button allows retraction of a series of locking balls, allowing the pin to be located; the balls then ensure a secure hold, once the button is released.  Removing the pins is a simple matter of reversing the operation, making them quicker to use than cotter and split pins.

The pins are also far quicker and often safer to use than threaded fasteners, which can work loose in applications where they are subject to a twisting action or vibration. They are ideal for marine applications where hatches, lines and hand-held equipment regularly needs to be held in place temporarily; the pins remove the need for tools and speed up operations where a non-permanent fastening solution is required. Each pin features a ring attachment to allow it to be attached to a lanyard. This provides a safeguard against pins being dropped on deck or lost overboard.

Available in lengths from 25mm to 80mm and diameters from 6mm to 12mm, the pins are manufactured from a high tensile strength material that can withstand extremely high loads. 

If a customer requires something less standard, WDS also offers a full design consultation ‘Specials Service’ that can produce a modified pin or component for an application at extremely competitive prices, and with short lead times. 

All products are available with no minimum order quantity and without a small order surcharge, meaning that customers have complete flexibility when placing an order.

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