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Vlier - Top 5 Reasons to Use a Quick Release Device

Top 5 Reasons to Use a Quick Release Device in Your Project

Top 5 Reasons to Use a Quick Release Device in Your Project

Posted on July 9, 2021

If your product design requires precise alignment for positive locking, and a nail, screw or pin won’t suffice—you could benefit from a spring-loaded device. More specifically, a quick release device (QRD) might do... (read more)

Vlier - High value stud style steel leveling devices

High Value Series Stud StyleSteel with Nickel Finish

Vlier’s high value series stud style leveling devices are of premium quality construction, with optimum plating, finishing and cosmetics. These steel levelers have a nickel finish and provide an integrally machined stud as part of the ball. The stud style bases swivel 15° off the centerline to adjust to uneven s... (read more)

Vlier - Spring stops for use in a range of applications

Vlier’s spring stops provide accurate, controlled end forces in a range of applications where fixture walls are not available. The spring-loaded stops have an aluminum body design, and feature the option of a steel or Delrin® Nose, which has electrical insulating properties and prevents marring of soft metals such as brass and aluminum.

Typical Uses

Wor... (read more)

Vlier - Spring locating pins for use in compact spaces

Spring Locating Pins

Vlier spring locating pins are press-fit inserts designed for fixturing small parts in tight, compact spaces. Ideal for positioning and chucking flat or round parts for clamping.

These precisely engineered mechanical components feature an aluminum body with an alloy steel pressure pin. The high-performance spring provides the repeatable end force... (read more)

Vlier - Torque thumb screws with a range of holding styles

Torque Thumb Screws

Vlier’s line of precisely engineered mechanical components includes our torque thumb screw, which provides a range of holding styles such as regular, reverse, variable and off-angle support. The five available designs of these torque screws are engineered to meet the needs of applications across a wide range of industries. All five designs include... (read more)

Vlier - Precisely engineered socket set swivel pad clamps

Socket Set Swivel Pad Clamps

Vlier’s precisely engineered mechanical components include our socket set swivel pad clamps, which provide maximum support and rigidity. They’re ideal for use in limited spaces and securely hold parts with off-angle surfaces without any surface marring or damage.

Our socket set swivel pad clamps are offered in either steel wit... (read more)

Vlier - Locating Pins - steel nose with plastic knob

All Vlier locating pins include a jam nut.

Typical Uses

  • Positioning
  • Fastening
  • Securing
  • Locking
  • Latching
  • Quick disconnect

Material

  • Steel: Carbon Steel
  • Plastic Knob: Thermoplastic
  • (Nylon 6)

See options (read more)

Vlier - Premium quality socket style leveling devices

High Value Series Socket Style with Elastomer PadStainless Steel

Vlier’s high value series socket style leveling devices are of premium quality construction, with optimum plating, finishing and cosmetics. These levelers in stainless steel provide a .125 inch neoprene elastomer pad bonded to the bottom of the base for stable, secure leveling and non-skid support. The s... (read more)

Vlier - Commercial-grade pins at an economical cost

Button Handle Ball Locking Pins

These commercial-grade pins are readily available and are offered in the most popular sizes at an economical cost. These designs are perfect for manufacturing, medical, vehicle, marine and many other applications.

Typical Uses

  • Material handling equipment
  • Trailers and rigging equipment
  • Food & me...
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Vlier - Spring Loaded Devices for Defense Applications

Entire nations count on the seamless operation of the defense industry. With this in mind, every Vlier product must represent the advanced technologies and precise quality control measures for which we’re known worldwide. With expertise and pride, we build our parts to withstand tough environments, perform under fire and remain always in position.

During Military Appreciatio... (read more)

Vlier - Selecting a Spring Loaded Device

Spring Loaded Device Options

Spring loaded devices are mechanisms that encapsulate a spring and have a plunger or ball tip on one end that allows for accurate and repeatable end forces. They are a better option than standard springs and self-manufactured parts because they are easier to install and offer a single assembly that replaces multiple components.

Spring loaded dev... (read more)

Vlier - Driving Change with Electrification

High Performance, durable, Cost effective solutions (read more)

Vlier - LEVELING DEVICES- Level Star Series

Vlier's Newest Leveling Product
The Level Star, a simple non-swivel leveler with glide and non-skid pad features, is Vlier's newest leveling product line, joining our Original and Econoline levelers. (See Size & Load Tables below) (read more)

Vlier - Set (and forget) with knurled press-fit plungers

Knurled press-fit ball plungers are designed for easy installation into wood, soft plastic or aluminum. Nylon ball resists marring. These press-fit ball plungers are ideal where a threaded ball plunger is impractical or when threaded adjustments are not required.

Knurled press-fit ball plungers in stainless steel resist rust and corrosion.

Typical Uses

  • S...
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Vlier - Set (and forget) with Vlier Hex Head Ball Plungers

The enhanced design of our Posi-HexTM ball plungers allows for easy installation and removal using only a hex wrench. Designed to withstand maximum installation torque, Posi-HexTM works great when using our thread locking element. These compact spring plungers offer quick change-outs that save downtime and money. Posi-HexTM plungers withstand maximum torque and are recommended for use wi... (read more)

Vlier - Stubby Plunger: Steel and stainless steel

Vlier Stubby Plungers offer greater travel than ball plungers and less travel than standard plungers. (read more)

Vlier - Vlier Ball Buttons

Ball buttons can be easily pushed into a reamed hole to provide the perfect ball plunger mating detent.  (read more)

Vlier - Vlier's Push-Fit Ball Plungers

Push-fit ball plungers are designed for easy installation into wood, soft plastic or aluminum. Ideal where a threaded spring plunger is impractical or when threaded adjustments are not required.
The stainless steel variety offers the added benefit of maximum protection against rust and corrosion. (read more)

Vlier - Locking pins suitable for a range of applications

Lock Pins

Vlier locking pins include both ball lock pins and ball lock lanyards. Available in a range of popular sizes, they are suitable for a wide range of applications in industries such as manufacturing, medical, vehicle, marine and others.

Vlier ball locking pins feature black aluminum handles, brass push buttons and a shank body of 300 stainless steel.

Vlier ba... (read more)

Vlier - Quick release devices with convenient features

Quick Release Devices

Vlier offers a wide selection of quick release devices that incorporate convenient features such as quick release pins, plunger pins and retractable plungers, often with both steel and stainless steel design options. Their excellent versatility makes them suited for applications in virtually every industry. The stainless steel quick release devices are both r... (read more)

Vlier - Leveling devices: Original series: Stud style

Vlier Original Stud Style Steel Leveling Devices provide an integrally machined stud as part of the ball. (read more)

Vlier - Long Travel Metric Plungers

Vlier Long Travel, hexagonal shaped steel plungers are ideal for high-speed, long-life applications. Easy insertion, adjustment or removal with a standard wrench from plunger end.

• Hexagonal nose design
• Case harden plunger
• Fast installation & removal
• Easy adjustments (read more)

Vlier - Knurled Press-Fit Plungers

Setting the Highest Standards for Spring Loaded Devices

Just as Vlier’s name has stood for the highest in Quality, Value, Service and Selection for more than 70 years… the Vlier Spring Loaded Devices have stood apart having the highest in Quality, Precision and Reliability with the very first “Vlier Pin”. Now Vlier has once again taken that proven a... (read more)

Vlier - Extended Travel Stubby Plungers

Vlier Extended Travel Stubby Plungers available in ANSI and metric with steel or stainless steel body and steel or Delrin nose. (read more)

Vlier - Hex Head Ball Plungers

Stainless Steel Hex Head Ball Plungers offer maximum protection against rust and corrosion. Allows for easy installation and removal using a screwdriver. (read more)

Vlier - Steel Body Stainless Steel Nose

Vlier standard spring plungers offer long travel, large bearing surfaces and numerous material and design options.

These compact units provide considerable plunger travel and high end forces which are ideal for restricted space applications. (read more)

Vlier - Vlier Ball Lock Pins

These commercial grade pins are readily available and are offered in the most popular sizes at an economical cost. Your choice of either "T" handle, or button handle, the designs are perfect for manufacturing, medical, vehicle, marine, and many other applications. (read more)

Vlier - Leveling Devices - High Value Series

High-Value Series Levelers are available in steel, steel nickel or a stainless steel finish at a low cost, with the high-quality craftsmenship Vlier is known for. (read more)

Vlier - Stainless Steel Ball Plungers

Vlier Steel & Stainless Steel Ball plungers are compact units suitable for applications with side loading requirements. (read more)

Vlier - Hex Nose Standard Steel Plungers

Vlier Hex Nose Standard Steel Plungers provide a hexagonal plunger nose for easy adjustment with a standard end or socket wrench plunger end to speed installation or removal. Hexagonal plungers are hardened for long life. (read more)

Vlier - Stubby Pull Ring Plungers

Vlier Pull-Ring Stubby Steel Retractable Non-Locking Plungers offer a shorter plunger body for limited space applications and provide an easy to grasp pull-ring handle for withdrawing and engaging the plunger. They also provide the added advantage of an all stainless steel design for maximum protection against rust and corrosion. (read more)