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The slotted tension pin is a versatile and economical fastener that is used in a wide array of applications across diverse industries including medical, small arms, OEM, electronics, automotive, agriculture, mining, hydraulic, HVAC and more. These all-purpose non-threaded fasteners can be used in stampings, castings, forgings, sintered metals, hard rubber and plastics.

Their unique, self-locking quality simplifies design and reduces assembly and production costs since they can be installed in a single operation, either manually with a hammer and drift, or with a high-speed automatic feed.

From stock sizes to myriad customizations, slotted pins can fulfill the most demanding applications; and now they are even more accessible and easier to order than before.

Increased Production, More Inventory

To meet increasing customer demand and keep your production lines moving, Vogelsang has expanded its inventory of slotted pins and we’ve increased manufacturing capacity by adding another shift at our Kentucky facility for inch pins.

In addition, we have taken strategic measures to minimize issues that can arise from shortages of raw materials. Specifically, we perform in house slitting and profiling to maximize the production capacity of a master coil.

Products are replenished consistently to ensure timely delivery, and we have expanded our capabilities to include in-house grinding and sorting, which allows us to produce extremely tight tolerances to exacting standards.

With a solid inventory supply and consistent replenishment, coupled with the availability of same-day shipping on most stock products, we are positioned to accommodate your most exacting needs and meet distributor demand at its peak.

New Sizes Added To Popular Stock Items

In addition to the stock sizes you’re most familiar with, we have also expanded our selection of pins. You can now choose from additional lengths, including longer length pins.

Standard Pins In Stock, Myriad Customizations Available

Stock slotted pins are available standard in 18 inch stainless steel, and high carbon spring steel that is heat treated to achieve optimum shear strength. Pins are stocked in a zinc plated finish and are available by request in other specialty finishes, including black oxide, phos and oil, zinc yellow, and many more.

Other customizations are available to suit your application. Pins can be manufactured with a single or double chamfer; with modified slot designs including semi-circle slot design, wave slot design, traverse wave design or trapezoid design; with locating features; specially closed gaps; flanges; bevels; and more.

Simplified Ordering, No Minimums

Finding the right fastening solution for your application shouldn’t be complicated. That’s why we make it easy to get a quote online and why we will work with you to customize a purchasing program that works for you, whether with a blanket order, release order, letter of intent, or commitment letter. Our goal is to get products to you quickly, and stress-free.

Thousands of products are available for same-day shipping through our stock program and we have even more packaged options available than ever before. Many popular pin sizes are now packed in 4×4 and 9×9 cartons or available as single bags, which means more flexible options for how you build your orders.

In addition, we’ve eliminated minimum purchase requirements. Whether you need a small quantity or want to place a bulk order, our top priority is to improve the purchasing experience and support our distributors as industry needs evolve.

The Quality And Consistency You Rely On

All of our pins, both metric and inch, are manufactured to the same exacting standards that you’ve come to expect from Vogelsang. With all of our inch pins made in the USA and metric pins manufactured in Europe, you are assured of the highest quality raw materials, and the most demanding quality control.

Our pins are meticulously heat-treated and formed with precision. Metric pins are made using a punch press process so grain direction greatly enhances the strength of the pin.

In addition, all of our pins are fully traceable to the raw material via a lot number that can be traced directly back to the source and pour.

The result is a product you can trust – one that is consistent, has a track record in the field of reliability and quality, and is ideally positioned to improve outcomes and reduce fastening costs.

Full Engineering Support

Whether you know which part you need, or have a more complex application and aren’t sure of your best options, Vogelsang product engineers and representatives are here to help.

We aim to provide not only the highest quality product, but superior service. Request a quote online, or call us toll free at (800) 526-2376 to find out how we can support your needs.