ND Pell-it Soft Touch Tip is a pre-applied process in which a pellet typically made of nylon, is inserted into the tip of a set screw or bolt end. The pellet permits full-face, cushioned contact with a curved shaft while ensuring a secure hold. ND Pell-it Soft Touch Tip processed fasteners are highly reusable and when installed with alternate materials, can be utilized in high temperature applications.
When assembled with a mating part the resilient (typically nylon) pellet is compressed. The compressed engineered plastic pellet, acts like a spring, pushing back on the fastener and increasing friction within the threads which helps prevent it from loosening. Because the tip is compressible, it prevents marring and scratching of the contact surface.
ND Pell-it Soft Touch Tip processing prevents marring and scratching caused by metal-to-metal contact.
In applications where an electrical current is present, nylon pellets act as a nonconductor, insulating metal-to-metal contact.
ND Pell-it processing meets or exceeds IFI Specifications 124, 524, and military Specification MIL-DTL-18240F Type N for temperatures up to +250°F (up to + 120°C).
Nylon is virtually impervious to a wide range of chemicals, water, and motor fluids. Will not dry, shrink, or lose resiliency when exposed to commercial solvents, alcohol, gasoline, oil, caustic soda, jet fuel, and many other chemicals.
ND Pell-it Soft Touch Tip processing can utilize a number of materials to match your unique application requirements.
Pell-itized fasteners can be reused repeatedly without damage to threads.