EZ Drive®

Overview

EZ Drive (formerly ND WaxLube) is a synthetic, thermoplastic lubricant that increases installation efficiency by serving as an ergonomic assembly aid. It is used to reduce installation torques on thread-forming fasteners such as Trilobular®, Taptite®, Taptite II®, and Taptite 2000®, reducing worker fatigue while increasing productivity. EZ Drive is less expensive and easier to use than competitive products and there is no mess to clean up. It also has a lower friction coefficient and features consistent performance regardless of applied material thickness.

How it Works

EZ Drive is a factory pre-applied product that arrives in place, dry to the touch, and is unaffected by exposure to lubricants, dust, and normal shipping conditions. It is used on trilobular and captive point bolt / nut plane assemblies that create their own threads by distorting a threadless nut into the spaces around the bolt. EZ Drive reduces the friction between the nut and bolt, minimizing assembly effort and reducing completion time.

Features

Controlled Torque

EZ Drive reduces friction by as much as 75% which creates more consistent drive torques and allows assemblers to position fasteners more easily and accurately.

Saves Time & Money

EZ Drive reduces the amount of time and effort required to install fasteners, therefor cutting down on associated labor costs.

Long Shelf Life

Fasteners coated with EZ Drive are stable and exhibit a virtually unlimited* shelf life when stored in a cool and dry location.

Environmentally Safe

EZ Drive is non-toxic, nonhazardous, and does not out-gas during assembly.

Multi-Process Compatible

Can be combined with other ND Processes to add self-locking and sealing features.

Safe and Productive

Lower drive torque leads to reduced operator fatigue and associated injuries.

Benefits

  • Saves Time: Fasteners coated with EZ Drive can be automatically fed through standard feeding devices – speeding up your process and improving productivity.
  • Saves Money: The bulk pre-application of EZ Drive to fasteners is less expensive than hand applying bottled thread lubricants at the point of assembly.
  • Quality Control: Pre-Applied EZ Drive fasteners are coated to specification, insuring consistent performance, unlike the variation from hand applying bottled products.

Notes

  • EZ Drive has an indefinite on part life. ( When stored in a cool and dry location at temperatures between -10°C to 35°C)
  • EZ Drive is a soft material and is typically applied without lead threads.
  • As with all our Pre-Applied products, ND Industries can apply EZ Drive to your fasteners at any one of our regional service centers, or we can supply you with completed pre-applied fasteners.
  • EZ Drive 200 was formerly known as ND WaxLube.

EZ Drive Competes With

  • Nylok® Nytorq®
  • Forest City Technologies Torq-Ease FCMS 402

Nylok® and Nytorq® are registered trademarks of Nylok LLC, USA.

Applications

Applications
Seat Belt Anchors, Torque Installation Reducing Aid

Compatible Fasteners

External Threads:Internal Threads:Rivets:
Banjo Bolts, Hex Bolts, Flange Bolts, Wheel Bolts, Machine Screws, Cap Screws, Wood Screws, Sheet Metal Screws, Self Drilling Screws, Shoulder Bolts, Tube Nuts, Fully Threaded Studs, Double Ended Studs, Singled Ended Studs, Press-In Captive Studs, Carriage Bolts, Lag Bolts, Socket Screws, Set Screws, Eye Bolts, Eye Lags, J-Bolts, U-Bolts, Elevator Bolts, Hangar Bolts, Perforated Base Studs, Through Hole Weld Studs.Flange Nuts, Hex Body Clinch Nuts, Prevailing Torque Nuts, Floating Nuts, Hollow Bolts, Insert Nuts, Lock Nuts, Weld Nuts, Barrel Nuts, Chicago Bolts, Jam Nuts, Wing Nuts, Square Nuts, Self-Locating Projection Weld Nuts (WN/WNS), Spot Weld Nuts, Projection Weld Nuts, Bridge Spot Weld Nuts, Tab Spot Weld Nuts, Square Projection Weld Nuts, Flange Weld Projection Nuts, Stamped Flange Weld Nuts, Spot Weld Cage Nuts.Blind Rivets, Break Stem Open Rivets, Closed-End Rivets, Easy-Entry Rivets, Grip Tite™ Rivets, High-Retention Rivets, High-Strength Rivets, Load Spreading Rivets (lsr), Micro Rivets, Multi-Grip Rivets (mgr), Open-End Rivets, Pull-Thru Rivets, Soft-Set Rivets, Tri-Fold Rivets, Ultra-Grip Rivets, Vgrip® Rivets, Grooved Rivets, Peel Rivets, Steel T Rivets, TVD Rivets, Interlock Rivets, Klik-Lok Rivets, Bulbing Rivets, Domed and Flat Head Solid Rivets, Low-Profile Domed Head Solid Rivets, Countersunk Head Solid Rivets, Mil. Spec Solid Rivets.

Don’t see your parts on this list? We process thousands of different types of fasteners and depending on the quantity will gladly look at whether we can accommodate yours as well.

Technical Data

MaterialBaseColorTemp MinTemp MaxTorque Reduction% Solids*
EZ Drive® 200ParaffinAmber-65°F (-54°C)100°F (38°C)60%100%
EZ Drive® 300-65°F (-54°C)167°F (75°C)

* (by weight) (ASTM D2369-01)

Specifications

Particular formulations of EZ Drive meet or exceed the performance requirements of the following specifications and/or standards:

Spec ForSpec NumberND ProcessND Material
Fiat ChryslerMS-9775EZ DriveEZ Drive 200
FordWSS-M21P27-A4EZ DriveEZ Drive 300
General Motors9986167EZ DriveEZ-Drive 200

Safety, Technical & Product Data Sheets

Process NameMaterialSafety Data Sheet (Applied)Technical Data Sheet (Applied)Product Data Sheet
EZ Drive®200EZ-Drive - PDS
EZ Drive®300™ND3562EZ-Drive 300 - TDS (Applied)EZ-Drive - PDS
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