Military and Defense
Pivot Point manufactures both COTS and custom fastening solutions for military and defense applications. Full traceability and certifications are available, as well as compliance to DFARS requirements. Our applications experience includes the F35 Joint Strike Fighter Program, Paveway Missile Systems, Tactical vehicles, HMMWV and HEMTT, "REMOVE BEFORE FLIGHT" assemblies, portable radar/threat detection equipment, portable hangars/shelters, and more. Cage Code 0CUJ4.
Applications: Ground Vehicles, Aviation, Portable Communications, Portable Radar/Threat Detection, Frame Tents
From aircraft to ground support equipment, our high quality Pin and Lanyard solutions are found throughout the Aviation and Aerospace industries. Innovations like our SLIC Pin, a pin and cotter in one, have increased safety while simplifying parts lists and reducing weight in aircraft interiors. Steel lanyards, used as restraint cables in doors, panels, and bins, can be made on automated equipment - providing low cost and consistent quality
Applications: Airline Interiors (seating and overheads), Aircraft Ground Support Equipment, Baggage Handling Equipment and Conveyors
Wisconsin is no stranger to agriculture - we’ve been manufacturing fasteners used in agricultural applications for decades. In fact, our family originally invented the wire stretcher, split washer, automatic coupling, adjustable clevis pin, and more (Circa 1920/1930’s). While many agricultural fasteners are simple and timeless, we are also skilled at creating precision custom fastening solutions for today’s sophisticated agricultural implements.
Applications: Harvestors, Planters, Sprayers, Cultivators, Aerators, Tractors and 3-point hitch attachments
Construction Equipment requires tough fasteners that can withstand the elements. We have various materials and finishes available, including high strength alloy steel, heat treatments and superior plating finishes. We specialize in locking and quick-release Pin/Lanyard solutions that allow for easy adjustment on equipment while providing the safety and stability that these applications demand.
Applications: Portable Light Towers and Generators, Traffic Control Devices, Excavators, Shoring Equipment, Scaffolding, Fall Safety Equipment
Our Pin and Lanyard solutions are used throughout the world of Recreational Vehicles and Towing Equipment. Typical applications include folding/removable accessories, gates, hitches, hinge-points, frames and more. Our steel or nylon Lanyards are often used to tether pins to equipment so that they don’t go missing. Our Fastening Solutions are proven to withstand the rigors of the great outdoors.
Applications: Trailers, RV's, Towing Accessories, Car Towing Dollies, Snow Plows, Vehicle Hitches, Vehicle Mounted Accessories
The Material Handling industry relies upon safety and efficiency. Products like our patented SLIC Pin™ improve assembly rates and increase safety by eliminating a separate cotter. Pivot Point's automated manufacturing of quick-release ball detent pins, as well as steel lanyards for tethers or motion restraint, provides Material Handling Equipment manufacturers with a high-quality domestic source at pricing competitive with imports.
Applications: Forklifts, Conveyors, Hand Trucks, Carts, Drum Handlers, Aerial/Scissor Lifts, Reusable Shipping Crates, Equipment Cases
Various fastening solutions are available to suit the unique needs of different types of durable medical equipment. SLIC Pins™ and Clevis Pins are often used on bed frames, while Quick Release Pins are often used on chiropractic tables, exam chairs, wheelchairs and more. We even fabricate assemblies made from high performance Tungsten Wire Cable. We can guide you to the right solution!
Applications: Durable Medical: Hospital Beds, Dental/Exam Chairs, Equipment Stands/Carts, Chiropractic and Massage Tables, Rehabilitiation Equipment, Disability Aids, Wheelchairs, Electric Scooters, Portable/Foldable Stretchers
Sporting & Recreation
Pivot Point's Pin and Cable Solutions are incorporated into a wide range of Sporting and Recreational products. Our fasteners can provide faster product assembly using fewer parts, better performance in a smaller footprint, and also afford a sleeker look for modern product design. We are skilled in a versatile range of materials- including stainless steel for excellent corrosion resistance, aluminum for weight savings and alloy steels for tough applications.
Applications: Exercise Equipment, Kayaks, ATV's, Bicyle Carrying Racks, Practice Aids, Volleyball Nets, Ceiling-Mounted Basketball Hoops, Tents/Shelters
Outdoor Power Equipment
Taming the outdoors requires strength, precision, creativity and sound design. These are embodied in Pivot Point's line of Fastening Solutions, providing our Outdoor Power Equipment customers an edge over their competition. Our groundbreaking in-house automation means Wisconsin-made fasteners and cable assemblies, with more customization options and consistent quality at pricing that is competitive with imports.
Applications: Lawnmowers, Garden Tillers, Snow Blowers, Chippers, Edgers, Shredders