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Clevis fasteners in easy to order kit ensure simple selection

19th May 2021

Clevis fasteners in a complete kit format for faster and simpler specification, design and ordering are now available from standard parts and components supplier, WDS Components Ltd. The kit contains all the parts required to complete a secure fastening and is available in a wide variety of sizes and options.

Widely used in machinery automation and automotive manufacturing, clevis fasteners form pin joints with a wide range of uses from attaching machine shock absorbers to rod ends for gas struts. The clevis fastener comprises a clevis fork, clevis pin, a washer and a pin or clip used to secure the joint. WDS now supplies these components combined in an easy to order kit, removing the need for the customer to specify and select individual components.

Enabling faster design, the kits have a single part number and CAD file for download and import. Negating the need for four or more separate files when ordering clevis kit components separately, this makes design a much faster process. CAD files in a wide range of formats can be downloaded free of charge from

The kit format also ensures compatibility according to fitting type required and size, saving time in ordering and speeding up manufacturing operations. As with all components from WDS, experienced customer service and technical support teams are available via phone and e-mail to assist with any design specification questions engineers or procurement teams may have.

The kits are available in robust zinc plated steel (part number WDS 551) or, for hygienic applications or where the highest resistance to corrosion is required, 304 stainless steel (part number WDS 851). Both kits are available with male and female fittings and a wide range of 43 sizes, from thread M4 to M12.

The kits also have a range of fasteners to give choice depending on security of closure combined with ease and speed of fitting. The cotter pin provides the highest security of fastening while the spring clip affords the greatest ease of installation; the E clip is a balance between the two designs.

To ensure compatibility with both new and existing applications, the components have DIN numbers meaning that they conform to a metric standard. The clevis forks meet DIN 71752 and the other components also carry a DIN number where required.

WDS carries a large range of stock in all sizes of both clevis kit types and can fulfil orders ranging from single units up to five-digit bulk quantities. With the UK’s largest stock of standard parts and components, WDS passes on the cost saving to its customers with the market’s lowest prices. Same day despatch is also provided to complete fast order fulfilment.


Image 1: WDS 551 Clevis Kits – Zinc Plated Steel

Image 2: WDS 851 Clevis Kits – 304 Stainless Steel

Image 3: Clevis Kit Applications: Ideal for Automation or Automotive Pin joints

Image 4: Clevis Kit Applications: Ideal for Automation or Automotive Pin joints

About WDS Components Ltd

WDS Components is the home of standard parts and machine accessories. Established in 1952 ‘Woodside Die Sinking Company’ made jig and die parts to speed up production in tool rooms, WDS Components has grown from humble beginnings to become a leading European manufacturer and global distributor of high quality durable parts at competitive prices. We supply components, standard parts and machine accessories to original equipment manufacturers, maintenance engineers, small businesses and individuals all over the world. Over 98% of our range is available from stock and can be shipped the same day from our global distribution centre in the UK, using best in class worldwide logistics companies.We provide unrivalled choice and unequalled availability.

WDS Components are proud to support some of the most prestigious engineering companies and brands in the world, who all trust WDS Components to service their needs.

We are committed to engineering excellence and continuous improvement. Our team of in-house engineers has expertise spanning several decades and is a blend of highly experienced and new generation graduate engineers who focus on the latest developments in design and manufacturing technology.

Our entire range of products is available to purchase on our website WDS COMPONENTS.COM where designers and manufacturers alike can download 3D models of all components in the widest range of formats available.

WDS Components provide solutions for customers who require a wide and growing range of high quality, competitively priced products, coupled with incredible product availability and same day despatch, backed up by easily accessible technical support.

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