TORX PAN HEAD THREAD FORMING SCREWS 18 SERRATION
The use of Torx allows to transmit a higher tightening torque than other impressions. It is a universal type of impression, unlike the specific ones that are used in the various countries of the world (cross, philips, pozi, slotted, square impressions and so on). Torx is particularly suitable for diameters from 4 upwards; applying it on smaller diameters is not particularly recommended as the reduced depth of the impression with respect to a cross can create problems during assembly. Precisely for this reason, if they are not mounted perfectly in line with the holes and with the screwdriver, the insert could escape from the screw seat.
On this screw the knurling does not improve the tightness of unscrewing as, as already indicated, the absence of play between screw and nut due to a technically free of shaping creates a blocking action. The underhead knurling, however, has two distinct functions. Once the screw has been tightened, the indentation causes the unscrewing torque used to be greater, making the fixing more stable in all those applications which are subjected to movements and / or vibrations during their use. In the electric field, however, the indentation scrapes the surface of the metal, effectively creating connectivity with the material where grounding is required.
However, it must be taken into account that the serration can never replace the quality of the tightening of a screw with the serrated washer, in itself much more performing.
The length of the screw is measured from the tip to the underhead.