Nylok® Torq-Patch® Locknut
Prevailing Torque Locking Element
Nylok® Torq-Patch® Locknut is a self-locking element comprised of nylon permanently bonded into the threads of a nut. When the Nylok® Torq-Patch® Locknut is engaged it creates a wedge between the nut and mating part compressing the nylon and creating metal to metal contact opposite the patch. This metal to metal contact results in a positive resistance to vibration and loosening. Since nylon has great memory characteristics, this locking element can be reused several times.