Ball Lock Pins - according to aviation standards (NASM / MS)
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Ball Lock Pins - according to aviation standards (NASM / MS)

Ball Lock Pins (Quick Release Pins)

Ball lock pins according to aviation standards (NASM / MS 17984 - 17987) are self-locking, single acting pins. The balls are unlocked without tools by means of a press button. Often ball lock pins are are also called locking pin, safety pin or quick release pin. They can be used as fixing, locking, connecting, adjusting or for a quick change of positions. Ball lock pins are used in Ground Support (GSE) or in Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO). Ball locking pins are used, for example, as gear pin or steering bypass pin for pushback.

Ball lock pins are extremely resistant to shearing, corrosion resistant and thus optimally protected against wear.

All ball lock pins are tested according to NAS 1332.

The extensive product range includes different versions from stock:

  • Button Handle according to MS / NASM 17984
  • T-Handle according to MS / NASM 17985
  • L-Handle according to MS / NASM 17986
  • Ring Handle according to MS / NASM 17987

Other diameters and lengths, which are not available from stock, can be produced at short notice on customer request.

We also make the CAD data associated with the ball lock pins available for download in various formats.

Double acting versions and special versions for individual applications can be engineered and manufactured on request.

As accessories we offer:

  • Warning flags
  • Retaining cables

In addition to the product range in INCH dimensions according to aviation standards (MS 17984 - MS 17987), versions in metric dimensions are also available.

Another product in our range are detent pins. In contrast to the ball lock pins, the detent pins have no secured balls. In the detent pin, the balls are only spring-loaded.

Our standard product range includes two versions - detent pins with / without shoulder - which are available in the required dimensions on request.