T-Shaped Handle and L-Shaped Handle Quick Release Pins

June 12, 2024
T-Shaped Handle and L-Shaped Handle Quick Release Ball Lock Pins Offer Secure Holding

Fairlane Products, a leading North American manufacturer and supplier of clamps, fixturing accessories, machine tool components and rollers & bumpers, offers both T-shaped handle and L-shaped handle quick release pins to bolster its lineup of Quick Release Ball Lock Pins, compatible flanged receptacles, end caps and lanyard assemblies. The pins operate on a simple locking ball principle assuring secure and safe fastening. The positive-locking pins will not release until the button on the handle is depressed, the balls retract into the pin allowing the pin to be removed from the hole.

The Quick Release Ball Lock Pins are ideal for fastening and locating applications that require positive, secure holding yet feature the easy-to-use, “tool-less” removal convenience provided by ball-lock technology.

The T-shaped and L-shaped pins are available in pin diameter sizes of 3/16", 1/4", 5/16", 3/8", 1/2" and 5/8". And metric versions of 5, 6, 8, 10,12 and 16mm. The grip length (usable length) measured from the bottom of the handle to the top of the locking ball ranges from 1/2" up to 6" and from 10mm to 100mm depending on the diameter. Three shank materials are available: In heat treated 17-4 stainless steel designed for applications where higher shear strength is required, 300 series stainless steel for less demanding shear strengths and heat treated/plated 4130 alloy steel where high strength is required, and environmental factors are not an issue. Handles are made from either aluminum alloy or stainless steel and come with a stainless split ring for attaching a cable assembly.

Related Glossary Terms

  • shank


    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.

  • shear strength

    shear strength

    Stress required to produce fracture in the plane of cross section, the conditions of loading being such that the directions of force and of resistance are parallel and opposite although their paths are offset a specified minimum amount. The maximum load divided by the original cross-sectional area of a section separated by shear.


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