A Brief Guide to Socket Head Shoulder Screws

A Brief Guide to Socket Head Shoulder Screws

Socket head shoulder screws are a subtype of machine shoulder screws. Socket head shoulder screws are well-known for their versatility, toughness, high strength, and excellent finishing. They are generally used because they provide good performance in stressful situations, and they provide a good balance between squareness and concentricity.

Socket Head Shoulder Screw Design

The design of the socket head shoulder screw is extremely unique. The head of the screw has the largest diameter, followed the body, and then the threaded part of the screw. The head is usually knurled to provide a better grip and faster assembly in an application. The neck of the screw is designed to prevent chamfering in an application. The screw body is given a fine concentric shape and finish. The threading begins at the end of the concentricity of the body, allowing for tighter and improving holding.

Generally, the screw is produced using different types of steel. Stainless steel and alloy steel are two popular materials chosen for applications. However, socket head shoulder screws can also be constructed using a wide range of materials to the client???s requirements. A few examples of these are given below:

  • Carbon-Filled PEEK
  • PVC
  • Torlon
  • Polycarbonate
  • ULTEM 2300
  • Nylon 6/6 PCTFE (Kel-F) PEE
  • Polypropylene
  • RADEL

The above mentioned flexibility in material selection leads to better material choices for socket head shoulder screw construction. Using the right materials can add to the strength and durability of the screw. Socket head shoulder screws are offered in two types ??? inch and metric. Socket head shoulder screws can also be designed in various lengths and sizes. The sizes can range from 4-40 to 1-8.

Socket Head Shoulder Screw Applications

The unique design, high strength, and easy assembly capabilities make the socket head shoulder screw a popular option in various industrial applications:

  • Punch and die works
  • Guides
  • Linkages
  • Pivots
  • Pulley shafts
  • Rotating and sliding applications

Overall, socket head shoulder screws are known for their premium design and construction quality as well as meeting the expected standards of various industries.

About David Feldman

I am David Feldman, writer of this blog and owner of the company Major-IPC. Major IPC is a leading provider of fabricated components since 1977. With over 35 years of experience, we at Major IPC provide a spectrum of exemplary products including stamped, die-cut, and machined parts, automatic screw machine parts, and assembled components.