The Benefits of Press Fit Plungers

Not all plungers have a threaded shaft. Some of them are designed with a smooth shaft that’s devoid of any external threading. Known as press fit plungers, they are used for indexing and positioning. Press fit plungers feature a ball … Read More

How to Choose Indexing Plungers

Indexing plungers are commonly used to position and lock parts in place. They are detent devices that, as the name suggests, are designed for use in indexing bores. Most indexing plungers feature a spring-loaded pin. When you engage an indexing … Read More

What Are Positive Stop Release Pins?

Industrial pins are commonly used to secure and align components. They typically consist of a shaft and a handle. The shaft features precise measurements, allowing you to insert it into a machine. There are several different types of industrial pins, … Read More

5 Things to Consider When Choosing Alignment Pins

Alignment pins are commonly used to align and position workpieces. You can place them through a workpiece and into an adjacent hole of a machine or workholding solution. Alignment pins will only go into the machine or workholding solution if … Read More

The Beginner’s Guide to Quick Release Pins

Quick release pins offer a simple and effective way to secure, as well as release, machinery parts. When inserted, they will hold the respective part in place. You can release the part, on the other hand, by removing the quick … Read More

What Is a Bent Hitch Pin?

There are different solutions available to temporarily join multiple parts. You can use a threaded fastener, for instance. The problem with threaded fasteners, though, is that they are oftentimes difficult to remove. If the parts require frequent joining and separation, … Read More

4 Common Types of Plungers

Plungers are commonly used for workpiece positioning applications. Consisting of a rod-shaped body that may or may not feature external threading, they can “lock” and position parts in place. You can find plungers in countless machines. While most of them … Read More

The Beginner’s Guide to Spring Plungers

Spring plungers are commonly used for positioning-related applications. They are found machines where they “position” specific parts. As shown in the adjacent photo, spring plungers consist of a metal body with a ball at the end. Within this body is … Read More

What Are Dowel Pins Used For?

Dowel pins are one of the simplest types of fasteners on the market. They consist of cylindrical-shaped pieces of solid material that are used to join — or in some cases align — multiple parts. You can find them in … Read More