T-slot nut

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A T-slot nut is used with a threaded clamp to position and secure pieces being worked on in a workshop. The T-slot nut slides along a T-slot track, which is set in workbench or table for a router, drill press, or bandsaw. T-slot nuts are also used with extruded aluminum framing, such as 80/20, to build a variety of industrial structures and machines.

A T-slot bolt is generally stronger than a T-slot nut and hex head cap screw.[1]

A heavy-duty T-slot nut with a M12 bolt is rated to support 10000 N (about 1 imperial ton).[2]

Profile 40x40 (40mm by 40mm, with 8 mm grooves) extruded aluminum profiles and the T-slot nuts to fit into them were developed for use in mechanical engineering in 1980 by item Industrietechnik.[3]

It is very similar to the "channel-and-groove design" used in some toys.

References[edit]

  • Erik Oberg et al. "T-Bolts, slots, nuts and tongues." (2008). Machinery's Handbook, 28th ed. New York: Industrial Press. p. 1632–1634.

Further reading[edit]

  1. ^ David Alkire Smith. "Quick Die Change". 2005. p. 106.
  2. ^ item Industrietechnik GmbH. "T-Slot Nut 12 St M12, heavy-duty".
  3. ^ item Industrietechnik GmbH. "timeline: 1980".
  • ANSI/ASME B5.1M-1985 (R1998) standard, "T-Slots: Their Bolts, Nuts, and Tongues." [1]