Additional product ranges


Customised drive combinations.

Combined drive concepts

FLEXIDRIVE® is a 2-in-1 solution, to reduce assembly costs and simplify maintenance.

The TORX® or hexalobular drive is an ideal option for cost-effective initial assembly. However, in order to simplify repairs and maintenance and to counter arguments regarding poor tool availability, FLEXIDRIVE® allows you to combine different drive types.

Method / principle

The efficient hexalobular drive is used for assembly. But for maintenance purposes a number of different tool options can be used. If the hexalobular drive becomes clogged with dirt, for example, or the right bit is not available, then there are other options such as an external drive for unfastening the threaded connection.


Greater flexibility for all areas of application. FLEXIDRIVE® is particularly suitable for products which are fastened by means of automated systems but which have to be released quickly and without special tools for maintenance purposes. That is why this drive combination is widely used in construction, agriculture, machine building and many other sectors.

Product benefits
  • Shorter assembly time through the use of hexalobular drives
  • Use of standard tools for maintenance and repair work
  • Fewer tools required
  • Longer tool life

Product benefits

There are many good reasons for using our products.

Strength and options.
Point by point.

Shorter assembly time

Superb power transmission and fast assembly, through the use of the internal driving feature of the well-established TORX® recess.

Lower tool costs

These efficient drive systems enable you to use standard tools for maintenance and repair work, while also extending the tool life.

All from a single source

With FLEXIDRIVE® you get the complete package. We take charge of procurement, stocking and supply.

Technical advice

Every application is different. We will find the best and most cost-effective solution.

Detailed description


Total flexibility

Combine at will. Hexalobular drive with hexagon head or slotted hexagon head – all sorts of drive combinations are possible with FLEXIDRIVE®. As each solution is custom-made, you can also choose from a wide variety of screw geometries, thread types, materials and surface finishes.

Typical applications


FLEXIDRIVE® is used in a wide range of industries.

Some examples of successful implementation, with a resulting simplification of assembly, are shown below:

Motor assembly / attachment of mounted parts

Previous solution: Hexagon socket fasteners / hexagon head fasteners
FLEXIDRIVE® solution: Hexagon head-hexalobular drive flange bolts

Lamp mounting

Previous solution: Crosshead screws
FLEXIDRIVE® solution: Pentagonal thread-cutting screws with serrated flange and slotted hexalobular drive

Screw fastening of heat exchanger components

Previous solution: Slotted screws
FLEXIDRIVE® solution: Trilobular thread-cutting screws with slotted hexalobular drive

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