Hexalobular Screw Drive Form Technical Information
Higher Torque Transfer
Hexalobular screw heads, commonly referred to as Torx, 6lobe, or star drive, offer higher torque transfer by increasing the surface area between the driver and tool. This feature reduces tool damage and wear which, in turn, increases tool life and preserves surface treatments.
Hexalobular Tool Life
The increased torque transfer of a hexalobular drive extends the working life of drivers and tools resulting considerable improvements to both operational efficiency and cost efficiency. Hexalobular screws also do not suffer from the cam-out effect typically associated with other screws.
Large Potential for Rationalisation
The hexalobular head can be incorporated into multiple screw types, reducing tooling costs and tool storage space. Accu offers one of the largest ranges of hexalobular screws in the world.
Hexalobular screw heads can be used in applications that require increased tamper resistance. The specialist nature of the hexalobular heads means that tooling is not as widely available as conventional heads, making these fasteners harder to tamper with. For additional tamper resistance, Accu also offers security Torx drives, which feature a central security pin, and require a specialist tool for installation and removal.
Accepted Sectors of Business
Hexalobular screws are becoming increasingly common in multiple worldwide markets, including: medical, aerospace, defence, telecommunications, automobile and many other industries.