Fairlane Products, a leading North American manufacturer and supplier of clamps, fixturing accessories, machine tool components and rollers & bumpers, now offers full stainless steel quick release ball lock pins that have a wide range of applications in fastening, locating, and alignment. These positive locking pins will not release until the button on the handle is depressed, which then allows the balls to retract into the shank.
The full stainless steel ball lock pins and handles come in a variety of configurations: button, ring, nautical and domed versions. The quick release pins are available in a variety of lengths and diameters from 3/16 to 1/2 in. nominal diameter and 5 mm to 16 mm nominal diameter with shanks made from both 17-4 and 300 series stainless steel.
To complement the full stainless steel ball lock pins are also available in alloy steel and aluminum handles, such as the L and T Handle.
Also complementing the company’s full stainless steel ball lock pins are spring-loaded pull pins that allow the user to quickly retract and engage the plunger for locating, fastening and quick-change operations. The housing of the pin is designed to be welded into place for strength. Pulling on the handle retracts the plunger fully into the housing of the pin. Also available are detent pins where the spring-loaded ball retracts when it is inserted or removed.
Fairlane Products full stainless steel ball lock pins also come with useful accessories such as full stainless flanged receptacles, stainless end caps and wire or rope lanyards.
Related Glossary Terms
Main body of a tool; the portion of a drill or similar end-held tool that fits into a collet, chuck or similar mounting device.