About Bulk Nuts
AMK Products offers a wide range of bulk nuts including Hex, Hex-Lock, Slotted, Flex-Lock, Marsden, Flange, Flange-Lock, Conical and External KEPS, Lug, J and U type Nut-Retainers, Nylon, Pierce, Rivet, Sleeve, Spring, Wing, Machine-Thread Stamped, Self-Threading Stamped, Stop, Well and Square.
AMK offers a remarkable selection of bulk nuts in several categories:
Hex and Flange-Lock Nuts. The most economical designs have a prevailing torque feature which is produced by a calibrated deflection of the threads. Common lock types are Top-Lock, Side-Lock and Center-Lock. Other locking designs utilize a nylon pellet or patch.
Conical KEPS. This is a nut preassembled to a conical spring steel washer. The conical washer effectively increases the elastic properties of the joint while retaining the torque setting and spreading the load across the surface of the mating part. KEPS nuts are both a very functional and beautiful design.
J and U Nut-Retainers and Spring Nuts. Nut-Retainers are multi-thread solid steel nuts staked to a spring steel retainer. This is a heavy-duty design. Spring nuts are made from spring steel and typically engage a single thread and are more widely used.
Stamped Nuts. These nuts are typically produced from spring steel and engage a single thread though AMK also offers some multi-thread stamped nuts. The thread can be a machine thread like a regular nut, or self-threading. The self-threading form features a swaged thread-edge that cuts a new thread when it is initially installed.
Much of the nut industry went overseas in past decades as tariffs were relaxed. Still … AMK produces many bulk nuts in USA and is working to expand our USA offering in this category!