This section provides an overview for pilot pins as well as their applications and principles. Also, please take a look at the list of 10 pilot pin manufacturers and their company rankings.
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A pilot pin is a component that positions an object precisely for machining or assembly of manufacturing equipment.
Typical examples of pilot pins are as follows:
In most cases, a pilot pin is inserted into holes with high dimensional accuracy, and the mating parts are inserted toward the pins.
Positioning pins are indispensable for today's industrial products and are used in a wide variety of products, from large products to precision equipment.
Positioning pins are classified into two types: parallel pins, which are used for rough positioning and easy removal, and knock pins, which are used for accurate positioning and repeated application to a workpiece.
A knock pin is a knock, or a hammer pin, and a dowel pin is generally referred to as a knock pin.
Dowel pins are used for centering and positioning of equipment.
They are also called knock pins because a positive tolerance is applied to the shaft diameter and they cannot be inserted into a hole unless they are hammered in.
Parallel pins, on the other hand, have positive and negative tolerances and are not hardened (although tapped pins are hardened), so their hardness is affected by the material properties of the pin. Therefore, they are suitable only for rough or static positioning, but they can be easily attached and detached, making them much easier to work with than knock pins.
When using pilot pins, it is necessary to consider the purpose of use, performance, and other factors, and use the appropriate pins accordingly.
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