Fasteners: Threaded Inserts
DescriptionThe Eurosert® insert (offered in metric sizes only) is a bubbling insert with steel construction and offered with splines or plain body and low profile or large flange head style. Bubbling means that during the installation process, the insert collapses into a bubble shape on the backside of the application material. The application material is clamped between the flange of the insert and the bubble shape resulting in high resistance to pull-out loads. Because the insert forms a bubble on the backside of the application, the Eurosert® insert cannot be used in blind hole applications.
The bubble also serves as a load bearing surface, which absorbs the force of setting the insert. Otherwise the setting force, or clamp load, could spread into the application material and might damage the material. This makes the Eurosert® insert ideal for use in thin sheet, soft, brittle and low strength materials.
The underhead splines of the splined option of the Eurosert® insert press
into the application material during the installation process. Splined inserts
are 50% less likely to turn in the application hole compared to plain body
inserts. Splined inserts are ideal for soft materials such as aluminium,
magnesium and plastics, where plain body inserts might otherwise fail. The
splines also improve electrical continuity in sheet metal applications and
electrical assemblies. The low profile flange option of the Eurosert®
insert results in near flush installation and clamp, while the large flange
option provides a large load bearing surface, reinforces the application
hole and prevents push through.
Installation ToolsSearch tools by fastener part number
Part numbers are listed in order of base tool (no nose equipment), nose assembly, complete tool (includes nose equipment).
Interactive Demo 09408 - Large Flange / Open End - Steel
39002 - Low Profile / Open End - Stainless
39006 - Low Profile / Open End - Steel