|Copyright ZipNut Technology, LLC, 2013
ZipNut® technology is a revolutionary approach to threaded connections.
This type of connection can be found in nuts, fasteners, couplings, and bolts.
Threads have their benefits: They are stronger, more reliable, and allow for
minute measurement changes. However, threaded connections have
drawbacks. They can be cumbersome, unreliable, and may lead to repetitive
ZipNut® technology takes the benefits and eliminates the drawbacks of
threaded connections. Connections made with ZipNut® Technology slide
over the partner threads—with improved safety, reliability and ease of use.
ZipNuts®, or connections that use ZipNut® technology, are built with thread
segments that are separate from each other. These segments are encased
and located on a ramp that force the segments into the threads of the partner
connector, whether it be the male or female, i.e. nut or bolt. The tighter you
pull, the harder it grips.
1. What is ZipNut® technology?
Have you ever wished making threaded connections were as easy as they
are effective? We all know the benefits of screw threads.
They are strong
They allow for precision adjustments
They allow for repeated use
However, they can be quite hard to connect—and can be even harder still in
all types of environments and conditions including rain, sleet, outer space or
the bottom of the ocean. Working with threads can be an engineer’s
hindrance and a user’s nightmare.
ZipNut® technology provides a solution that eliminates the drawbacks of
threads: First the ZipNut® fastener or connection slides over the partner
connection in one pushing motion. For instance, if you reapply a lugnut after
changing a tire, you have to carefully align the threads and start turning. With
a ZipNut®, you push the connection together and then tighten.
Second, assuming perfect operating conditions, either the nut or bolt can
become cross-threaded. In addition, the male may be rusted or damaged.
The ZipNut® eliminates these problems because there are seams in the
threads that divide the circle of threads into sections, which are called thread
segments. Should an area of the fastener get caught in rust, dirt, damaged
metal, or some other hindrance, the thread segments would simply expand
over the hindering area and continue moving down the male, engaging the
No cross threading
Works over damaged threads
ZipNut® technology is truly revolutionary because in operating environments
that require quick and reliable execution, cross-threading is no longer a
problem that would otherwise cost money, delay work schedules, or even risk
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1. The ZipNut® is lined
up with the bolt.
2. As the ZipNut® is
placed on the bolt, it
simply moves down the
thread without having
to be be turned
3. When the ZipNut®
reaches the end of the
threads, simply twist
The ZipNut® Process