KATOpedia

The worlds most comprehensive online encyclopedia for helically coiled screw thread inserts.

KATOpedia is your single best source of information on helically coiled screw thread inserts. With our Product wizard, compliance statements, 3D models, and Tensile Strength wizard, KATOpedia has the answers you're looking for. No other site even comes close! To gain access to KATOpedia please sign in below or Register now.

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Certification

KATO maintains a quality management system that is in accordance to ISO 9001 & AS9100.

Catalogs

Download the latest KATO Design Manual, Product Flyers, and more.

3D-Models

Working with SolidWorks? No, problem. Download 3D Models of Hexatorq and Suretorq Hinges!

Compliance Statements

KATO maintains compliance statements for DFARS, RoHS, ITAR, REACH, ODS, EAR, NAFTA, FAR & Conflict Mineral Compliance. Export, HTS Codes & Schedule B included.

Drill Holes

KATO suggested drill sizes and depth for hole preparation.

Insert Selection

Determine the correct insert length needed for any application.

MA/MS/NAS Specs

KATO CoilThread inserts have been thoroughly tested by independent testing laboratories and are certified to conform to NASM8846 (MIL-I-8846).

Product Wizard

A powerful wizard for fast and accurate part number and technical information on specific inserts.

Tap Holes

Industry required STI thread dimension for hole preparation.

Technical Articles

Stay up to date with KATO's extensive technical article library. Covers a wide variety of topics from Galling Protections to Torque Basics.

Tensile Strength Wizard

A wizard that will calculate the theoretical tensile strength of an assembly based on the shear strength of the parent material, thread size, and the nominal length of the insert.

Tooling Instruction

View, read, and/or print any of our tooling instructions online. A Complete list of instructions for using KATO Tanged and Tangless tools.

Unit Conversions

For your convenience, conversions factors between English (Imperial) and Metric units are provided in this section.

Video Workshop

Videos demonstrate the proper procedure setting up and using KATO Tangless and tanged CoilThread tools.