Dustite®

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Dustite® yellow picture exploded from nut
Dustite® in red and fluoro yellow
Dustite® red on 10-stud wheel
Dustite® red on 8-stud wheel
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Dustite® fluoro yellow loose nut picture
Dustite® black on industrial vehicle picture
The Dustite® combines a loose wheel nut Indicator, with a standard dust cap for use on wheels without trims. Like the Checkpoint®, Dustites® indicate loosening of safety critical nuts and includes a wheel overheating function, but offers the additional benefits that come with a wheel nut cap for protecting the nut from weathering, corrosion and general road damage. 
 
The Dustite® wheel nut indicator is a core product from Checkpoint Safety and is in high demand globally to include various specifications of the product for all of Western Europe, North America, Asia, Australasia, Sub Saharan Africa and South America with increasing sales in Eastern Europe and Northern Africa. The Dustite® is offered in a range of sizes to cover a wide scope of applications throughout industrial, agricultural. military and commercial vehicle sectors amongst others.

The primary functions of Dustites® are to: 

  • Provide a clear visual indication of nut movement, particularly useful and applicable for commercial vehicle wheels
  • Provide an indication of wheel overheating which is otherwise difficult to detect, usually as a result of brakes sticking or problems with the bearings, through the use of specific product material melting points (Standard and High Temperature options available)
  • Provide a clear visual commitment to roadworthiness and professionalism to other road users, customers, health and safety, road and transportation associations such as DFT, HMRC Customs and Excise, VOSA, HSE, FTA and RHA
  • Prolong the service life of studs & nuts, through protection from corrosion, weathering and damage.

The primary benefits of fitting Dustites® are: 

Improved safety of fittings where nuts are a critical structural component, such as on vehicle wheels and industrial/commercial structures
Facilitates the ease of walk around and visual checks or audits to locate problems with fixtures or fittings where nuts are used as a critical component
Reduction in maintenance costs resulting from accurate locating of nut loosening or wheel overheating
Reduction in vehicle downtime
Improved safety and protection of nuts and bolts from corrosion and damage
Improved professionalism, roadworthiness and safety related company image or reputation
Cost effective, quick and easy solution to implement

Additional information 

Dustites® are designed to be fitted on wheels without trims/step rings since the pointer, located at the base of the product, would not allow it to fit through the access hole on a trim/step ring. Where a trim/step ring is fitted to the wheel, Dustite LR® indicators must be used. Dustite® is fitted onto the wheel nuts in a recognisable pattern once the nuts have been tightened to the manufacturers recommendations using a suitable torque wrench. This must be monitored closely through routine walk around checks, so that if any of the indicators move from the initial pattern appropriate action can be taken.

Dustite® Standard/High Temp (HT) are manufactured in the highest quality virgin polymers and are resistant to moisture/water, road salt, oil, detergents and most other common solvents/contaminants.

The integrated design of the Dustite® fully encloses wheel nuts manufactured to ISO, DIN, or the BS standards that cover Spigot, Captive Washer, Conical, or Spherical seating wheel nuts.

 

Dustite® is sized by the corresponding measurement (in millimetres) across the flats of the hexagonal nut fitting. Current sizes available* include (in mm):

24, 27, 28, 30, 32, 33, 38, 41

*Available stock levels vary for each size and colour in accordance with demand for each size. For further information or questions please contact us.

The standard colours for Dustites® are Fluoro Yellow and Red, however other colours are stocked in our large warehouse and as such, subject to stock levels and/or minimum order quantity, the following are also available*:

Silver Grey, Black, Drab Olive Grey, Blue, Green, Orange, White and Solid Yellow.

*Other colours can be made available subject to a high minimum order quantity.

Fluoro Yellow Dustite®
Red Dustite®
Silver Grey Dustite®
Black Dustite®
Drab Olive Grey Dustite®
Blue Dustite®
Green Dustite®
Orange Dustite®
White Dustite®
Solid Yellow Dustite®
Dustite® Point-to-Point - initial fitting
Dustite® Elephant file / Daisy Chain - initial fitting
Dustite® Point-to-center - initial fitting
Dustite® Point-to-Point - indicating nut movement
Dustite® Elephant file / Daisy Chain - indicating nut movement
Dustite® Point-to-center - indicating nut movement

Dustites® are manufactured in the highest quality virgin polymers and are resistant to moisture/water, road salt, oil, detergents and most other common solvents/contaminants.

Dustite® is made from the same material as Checkpoint® and is available in standard material which has a melting temperature of 125°C. Subject to minimum quantity orders, High Temperature (HT) is also available, which melts at 165°C. The independent material testing results of the standard and HT are available from the downloads tab.