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  • Examples

    Example 1: Tapered roller bearing

    In tapered roller bearings, run-out accuracy, a high level of axial rigidity and dynamic safety create a major contribution to perfect bearing operation: Radial stress applied to the tapered roller bearing generates axial forces (axial rigidity). Due to a lack of axial pretension (no axial friction), the intrinsic safety of the locknut is extremely important.

    Example 2: Ball roller spindle

    The use of a locknut gives the bearing of the ball roller spindle a high degree of axial rigidity. Under highly dynamic operating conditions, the high degree of dynamic safety of the locknut represents a major advantage.

    Example 3: Friction clutch

    A locknut is used here to provide precise and infinitely variable adjustment of the pretension of the spring on a friction clutch. The reliable locking function is of particular importance here.

    Example 4: Main spindle bearing

    The locknut ensures a high level of axial rigidity and excellent concentricity on the main spindle bearing in a turning lathe.

    Example 5: Round axis

    Not a millimetre is lost in the axial direction and, despite this, there is no need to sacrifice run-out accuracy, axial rigidity or a high degree of dynamic safety.

    Example 6: Table structure

    Due to the flat design, countersunk installation is possible without causing any interfering contours in the table surface. Straining of the structure due to a tilting locknut caused by thread flank play, or even opening under dynamic load are not possible due to the characteristic properties of the locknut.

    Example 7: Tooling spindle

    The low installation height of the MSF locknut makes it possible to create a compact drive side of the spindle. This configuration saves valuable installation space and minimises destructive rotating bending stress. At the same time, the benefits of a Spieth high-precision locknut are fully exploited.

    Example 8: Feed drive system

    The installation using a locknut reliably transmits the high load-bearing capacity and axial rigidity of the needle axial cylindrical bearing to the feed drive system. The excellent locking properties provided by the locknut are of major importance under dynamic stress.

    Example 9: Piston fixture

    The piston fixture utilizes all the technical benefits of locknuts: Load-bearing capacity, axial rigidity and excellent locking properties.

  • Benefits

    Competitiveness through technological leadership – a strategy that calls for an economical increase in power density, efficiency and accuracy. Locknuts create the foundation for this.


    Lower resource input

    • No additional grooves or locking plates required.
    • Free, infinitely variable and exact positioning.
    • Fast, precise installation results.
    • Simple to dismantle thanks to back-sprung diaphragm.

    More success

    • Optimum locking effect.
    • High degree of run-out accuracy, even in the assembled state.
    • High dynamic loading capacity.
    • High dynamic rigidity.
    • Dynamically balanced structure.
    • Suitable for high speeds.

    4 unique features – numerous benefits

    • Secure
      The locking system enables the application of high clamping forces to ensure that the nut is friction-locked onto the spindle thread. The load is applied to the thread across 360° symmetrically and evenly. The locking force and working load act in the same direction and cannot cancel each other out. This is the requirement for the highest locking effect while at the same time preserving the connecting components.
    • Self-centering
      The locking procedure is designed to exert a self-centring effect for the nut on the spindle thread. This is the prerequisite for ensuring a coaxial end position of the nut relative to the spindle and for a vertical orientation of the end face with respect to the connection assembly. For demanding applications, this effect can be used in a separate installation step specifically to minimise thread join play.
    • Precise
      All functional surfaces that determine precision are manufactured in a single set-up. And in contrast to other locking concepts, the precision is retained by design once it has been created, even during installation and operation.
    • Consistent rigidity
      Irrespective of the degree of pretension in the nut, the closed distribution of locking force ensures an intensive application of the thread flanks in the direction of the working load. The assembly process creates an elastic pretension in the join of the thread pairing, as a result of which the bearing area of the thread flanks and the rigidity of the join are significantly increased. Damaging micro-movements, caused by strong impulses or abrupt changes in the direction of force, are drastically reduced.
  • Function

    Functional Principle

    In this example, based on a type MSF locknut. The principle is illustrated in a simplified diagram with enlarged thread flank play.

    1. Screwing on the locknut

    As with every threaded connection, there is a degree of mating play when the nuts are screwed on. As a result, the nut may be aligned with a parallel and/or angled axial offset relative to the spindle axis; in other words, the contact surface of the nut may be at an incline.

    2. Spieth locknuts: Self-centring and selfaligning thanks to play restriction

    Unique: Spieth locknuts are automatically self-centring and eliminate mating play (thread flank play) as far as possible. Thanks to play restriction, the locknut centres itself and the contact surface of the engages at right angles to the spindle axis.

    3. Tightening and locking

    The locknut is tightened with the required level of preliminary torque. The lock screws are then locked with the specified level of locking torque. This ensures optimum contact at the thread flanks and maximum concentricity.

    4. Higher levels of operational safety

    Spieth benefit: The previously set locking forces are not cancelled by the working load, but are superimposed and therefore reinforced. Put simply: the forces act in the same direction and are therefore added to each other. The optimum solution that delivers improved safety.

  • Axial pret. Forces


    MV = Pre-tensioning torque of the locknut [Nm]

    FV = Required axial pretension force of the threaded connection [N]

    B = Locknut-specific allowance [N], compensates face end relief due to the locking process

    A = Constant [mm], includes the calculation factors for the respective thread width (catalogue value)

    µA = Frictional coefficient for the end contact surface of the locknut Approximate value μA = 0.1 steel/steel

    rA = Effective friction radius for the end contact face of the locknut [mm]

    From locknut size MSW > M70

    The tightening torque for the set screw is determined according to the following formula:

    MD = Tightening torque per set screw [Nm]

    FV = Required axial pretension force of the threaded connection [N]

    A = Constant [mm], includes the Calculation factors for the respective thread width (catalogue value)

    µD = Frictional coefficient for the end contact face of the set screw, Approximate value = 0.13

    d6 = Dog point dia. of the set screw [mm] (catalogue value)

    n = number of set screws

Order No.
clicca per richiesta
Diameter in mm Clamping screw calc. factor A calc. factor B Performance Data
d1 d2 d6 h ISO 4762 MA No. Breaking Load Breakaway Torque
ISO-5H h11 Nm mm N kN Nm
M20x1 35 31 17 M3 2 5 1.281 3938 60 44
M25x1,5 40 36 19 M3 2 5 1.633 3859 83 46
M30x1,5 45 41 19 M3 2 5 1.921 3780 100 59
M35x1,5 53 48 22 M4 2.9 4 2.21 3666 118 82
M40x1,5 58 54 22 M4 2.9 4 2.5 3588 123 95
M45x1,5 64 59 23 M4 2.9 5 2.789 4388 134 133
M50x1,5 69 64 24 M4 2.9 6 3.079 5148 149 172
M55x1,5 73 69 24 M4 2.9 6 3.369 5031 141 188
M60x1,5 78 74 24 M4 2.9 6 3.655 4914 143 203
M65x1,5 83 79 24 M4 2.9 7 3.948 5597 273 248
M70x1,5 93 88 27 M5 6 6 4.238 7620 396 395
M75x1,5 98 93 27 M5 6 6 4.525 7430 401 422
M80x2 103 98 28 M5 6 6 4.873 7239 430 385
M85x2 112 106 30 M6 10 6 5.168 9990 496 554
M90x2 117 111 30 M6 10 6 5.453 9720 501 596
M95x2 122 116 30 M6 10 6 5.744 9450 508 605
M100x2 130 123 32 M6 10 6 6.033 9180 594 728
M105x2 135 128 32 M6 10 6 6.321 8910 599 753
M110x2 140 133 32 M6 10 6 6.616 8640 606 773
M120x2 155 145 36 M6 10 6 7.193 8100 886 928
M130x3 165 155 36 M6 10 6 7.895 7560 875 1049
M140x3 180 170 36 M6 10 8 8.475 9360 1032 1357
M150x3 190 180 36 M6 10 8 9.05 8640 1050 1468
M160x3 205 195 40 M8 25 8 9.633 14520 1199 3136
M170x3 215 205 40 M8 25 8 10.213 13200 1213 3241
M180x3 230 220 40 M8 25 8 10.789 11880 1399 3598
M190x3 240 230 40 M8 25 8 11.362 10560 1158 3803
M200x3 245 235 40 M8 25 8 11.948 9240 1021 3810

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1) The number of the holes corresponds to the number of the clamping screws.

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