Torx security screws and fasteners are very widely used, due to their efficient tamper-proof design, the range of sizes available and relatively low cost. The Torx design, originally created by Camcar Textron in 1967, features grooves in a six-point pattern, with a pin in the recess to resist a standard Torx bit. Installed using compatible screw drivers or bits, with reduced slippage (or cam-out) compared to other drives such as Phillips,. Torx security screws also offer better torque than conventional heads and less risk of damage to the drive tip. Useful in preventing vandalism or theft, they are often referred to by a wide range of alternative names, such as 6 Lobe Screws, Resistorx, Tamper Proof Torx, Torx Pin, Star Head Screws, Pin Drive and 6-Lobe Pin Torx.
Installing and Removing Torx Security Screws
Torx security fasteners are installed and removed using a special matching 6-point screwdriver or tool, the supply of which is controlled, making these an effective deterrent for opportunistic tampering. Often used in vehicles, computer systems and electronic devices, the are also used in construction, roofing and cladding applications, where optional sealing washers are available for additional security.
Torx Security Fastener Range from Fastenright
Available in a number of forms, such as countersunk, raised countersunk, button, self-drill and self-tapping, we’re sure that there’s a Torx security screw for whatever the application might be. Our wide range of tamper proof torx screws and bolts is typically supplied in A2/A4 stainless steel, with some torx security fasteners, such as the 6 Lobe Pin Torx Countersunk Self Drill Security Screw, also available in case hardened steel with an anti-corrosion plated finish. We stock standard sizes and are also able to make custom sizes to order and manufacture special products to customer drawings.
If you’d like to find out more about our Torx Security Fastener range, or have any queries, please contact our expert sales team.