What are cage nuts used for?

What are cage nuts used for?

Cage nuts are great for protecting your equipment from stripped threads and allow for convenient mounting of your server rack equipment. A cage nut houses a standard nut in a cage with a spring. The cage has two wings that can be pinched together to allow the cage nut to be inserted into a square hole.

What size are cage nuts?

There are four common sizes: UNF 10–32 and, to a lesser extent, UNC 12–24 are generally used in the United States; elsewhere, M5 (5 mm outside diameter and 0.8 mm pitch) for light and medium equipment and M6 for heavier equipment, such as servers.

What is a capture nut?

Captured Nut Plates are laser cut from high quality American A36 Steel and run through an industrial parts tumbler. Deuling Design’s Captured Nut Plates are just the thing to keep your hardware from coming loose offroad. They also provide additional benefits including: – Only needing 1 wrench for doing bolt checks.

Do you have to use cage nuts?

Cage nuts are a necessity for square hole racks unless you are using tool-less rails and shelves.

What is the difference between M5 and M6 cage nuts?

Cage nuts come in many sizes but M5 and M6 cage nuts are mainly used in IT environments. M6 is a heavier, more robust cage nut that M5. However, you will find it much easier to use a cage nut mounting tool. To install a cage nut, use your tool to attach one of the wings from the cage nut.

Do I need cage nuts?

Are all cage nuts the same size?

There are 3 common sizes for cage nuts. These sizes are 10-32, 12-24 and M6. The size you would need would depend on what is required by the product you are mounting. I always recommend purchasing the corresponding screw to go with the cage nut.

What are spring nuts?

Spring nuts are one-piece, self-locking nuts that secure screws and prevent them from loosening due to vibration. Long spring channel nuts are used to secure screws in framing channels, cable management conduits, and ducting systems.

Are cage nuts the same size?

Is M5 or M6 bigger?

The size of a metric screw or bolt is specified as diameter, pitch and length, in millimeters (millimeters is abbreviated “mm”)….Table 3.

Metric Closest Inch
M4-0.7 8-36 (Larger)
M5-0.8 10-32 (Smaller)
M6-1.0 1/4-28 (Larger)
M7-1.0 1/4-28 (Smaller)