Clevises are U-shaped fasteners that are used in conjunction a clevis pin to connect to a tang or clevis mount. Clevis fasteners are used to connect products such as cylinders, trailers, and structural members subjected to tension loads only. Clevis fasteners are used in many industries, such as agriculture, marine, aerospace, construction, and manufacturing. Clevises are available in male or female configurations, depending upon the threaded connection type, as shown below.
A female (left) and male clevis.
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