ITH Roundnuts RMS / RMZ

The stress-optimized design of ITH Roundnuts RMS and RMZ achieves higher bolt pre-tensioning forces (up to 40% more) than with comparable  DIN hexagon nuts which is confirmed by scientific studies. The design is certified by German Lloyds. ITH RMS / RMZ are built to work with ITH Bolt Tensioning Cylinders from the range of M24 to M100 (7/8'' to 4''). The ITH Roundnuts are produced in:

  • ITH RMS : ITH round nut hexagon version
  • ITH RMZ: ITH round nut two-flat version

Even customized applications are possible. Both versions are also available in a flat version "ITH RMS / RMZ slim line".

 
 
ITH Roundnuts RMS and RMZ

ITH Round nuts can achieve up to 40% higher preloads

  • which allows the designer to reduce the fastener sizes  which saves costs
  • Higher bolt spacing n: The flange diameter can be reduced which saves costs

Certified design

  • by German Lloyds
  • Designed for use with ITH Bolt Tensioning Cylinders
 
 
 

Applications, advantages and explaning the design of ITH Roundnuts

Application
Dimensioning and description
Advantages

The certified ITH-round nuts are used in combination with the ITH Stretch-Method. The round nuts can replace standard hexagon nuts ISO 4032, DIN 934 and DIN 6915.


ITH RMZ M60 - shorter axial distance 1 
ITH RMZ M60 - shorter axial distance 2 
ITH RMZ M60 - shorter axial distance total 
ITH RMZ M 60 - shorter axial distance detail 
ITH RMZ M60 - shorter axial distance 1
ITH RMZ M60 - shorter axial distance 1

Application: Inner ring slew bearing
The smaller outer diameter of the ITH round nut (here ITH RMZ M60) reduces the bolt spacing n and the number of bolts at the ring flange. For this reason, the flange thickness can be clearly reduced and the flange can be made more compact which reduces costs. Higher pre tensioning forces were achieved by using the ITH round nut RMZ.

ITH RMZ M60 - shorter axial distance 2
ITH RMZ M60 - shorter axial distance 2

Application: Inner ring slew bearing
With chamfers in the support of the ITH bolt tensioning cylinders they are easier and faster to handle in the assembly process.

ITH RMZ M60 - shorter axial distance total
ITH RMZ M60 - shorter axial distance total

Application: Outer ring slew bearing
The slew bearing application in total. In this application we applied 4 different bolt tensioning cylinders at the outer ring at the same time for simultaneously pre tensioning force (ITH-multi tensioning). The 4 bolt tensioning cylinders were linked together in one hydraulic circuit and connected to the ITH hydraulic pump ITH Aero-MAX 9).

ITH RMZ M 60 - shorter axial distance detail
ITH RMZ M 60 - shorter axial distance detail

Application: Outer ring slew bearing
After applying the full hydraulic pressure the ITH Round nut is adjusted by a hand torque wrench with a defined torque value for the RMS round nuts.

 
 
ITH RMZ M60 - shorter axial distance 1
Das ITH-Lieferprogramm umfasst sämtliche Werkzeuge. Ziehende und drehende Werk- zeuge, Mutternsprenger, Handwerkzeuge, Drehwinkel-Tools und vieles mehr...
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ITH RMZ M60 - shorter axial distance 2
Das ITH-Lieferprogramm umfasst sämtliche Werkzeuge. Ziehende und drehende Werk- zeuge, Mutternsprenger, Handwerkzeuge, Drehwinkel-Tools und vieles mehr...
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ITH RMZ M60 - shorter axial distance total
Das ITH-Lieferprogramm umfasst sämtliche Werkzeuge. Ziehende und drehende Werk- zeuge, Mutternsprenger, Handwerkzeuge, Drehwinkel-Tools und vieles mehr...
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ITH RMZ M 60 - shorter axial distance detail
Das ITH-Lieferprogramm umfasst sämtliche Werkzeuge. Ziehende und drehende Werk- zeuge, Mutternsprenger, Handwerkzeuge, Drehwinkel-Tools und vieles mehr...
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Higher preloads with ITH Roundnuts

ITH round nuts achieve higher pre tensioning forces
The high degree of reproducibility in the pre-tensioning force is achieved by special geometric factors. Scientific studies have shown that when ITH-round
nuts are used, the pre-tensioning force in bolts is 40% higher than with DIN hexagon nuts.

Material savings

The life span of the bolt is increased by the use of ITH round nuts because the notch stresses on the first loadbearing thread of the bolt are substantially lower
than when standard hexagon nuts are used.

Cost reduction compared to a standard-nut

With ITH round nuts RMS / RMZ, it is possible to reduce the tensioning factor of the tool (α factor to 2230 VDI). ITH-round nuts reduce costs, because fewer of them are required in comparison to standard hexagon nuts and the plant has a higher degree of process reliability.

Surface coatings
ITH round nuts can be supplied with special coatings (zinc lamination, galvanized, Dacromet)

Patented ITH Roundnuts are based on a stress-optimized design

Cost reduction 1:

  • In comparison to conventional hexagon nuts, fewer ITH RMS / RMZ nuts can be used by achieving the same pre load force (n hexagon nuts > n ITH RMS / RMZ)

Cost reduction 2:

  • The ITH RMS / RMZ can be used with the same amount of nuts to achieve a higher pre load force in the bolt connection. The bolt connection can be designed in a more effective way and therefore the material costs are reduced.

Further advantages:

  1. Higher security
  2. Smaller contact pressure of the bolts
  3. Higher repeatability of the pre load forces by using the ITH bolt tensioning cylinders
  4. Possible reduction of the tightening factor αA
  5. Certified design by the German Lloyd
 
 

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