A clevis is an element used for static force transmission. Clevises are used as connecting elements for simple linear movements such as pushing and pulling.

Clevises are usually manufactured in accordance with DIN 71752.  DIN 71752 specifies the dimensions, designations and tolerances of clevises / fork elements.


In principle, clevises are manufactured with an internal thread, as a standard variant with a right-hand thread. We can check the availability of a clevis with a left-hand thread on request.  Bolts are used to fasten clevises. Here you have the choice between spring loaded bolts or split pins.

Clevises are available in many sizes and materials. However, the most common materials are free-cutting steel and stainless steel. Clevises made of free cutting steel are galvanized.


Clevises can be used for a wide variety of applications. These include, among others, use in windshield wiper drives, accelerator, clutch or brake linkages, and on carburetors. Here, clevises serve as part of a linkage for the transmission of linear movements. Clevises are also frequently used as fork joints, in which case additional components are combined with the clevis to form a swivel joint.

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Clevisis and bolts