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PennEngineering

5190 Old Easton Rd., Danboro, PA, 18916, USA

  • 888-548-4748

General Information:
Michael J. Rossi
USA
Phone: 800-237-4736

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PennEngineering

fasteners & hardware

Self-Clinching Nuts install with minimal footprint.

April 11, 2016

Combining .065 in. height and .220 in. diameter with closed-to-edge mounting capabilities, PEM® Type SMPP™ Nuts install permanently in stainless steel sheets as thin as .025 in. Upon installation, serrated clinching ring prevents nut from rotating in service. Nuts are made from age-hardened A286 stainless steel and recommended for use in stainless sheets with hardness of HRB 90/HB 192 or less. Thread sizes for mating hardware range from #2-56 through #6-32 and M2.5 through M3.5. Read More

electronic components & devices, fasteners & hardware

Surface Mount Fasteners offer variety of attachments for PCBs.

January 11, 2016

Depending on type, PEM® ReelFast® Surface Mount Fasteners can be specified to mount, stack, or space boards; attach components to boards; create right-angle attachment points on boards; or enable repeated access without screws. All types are supplied on tape and reel compatible with existing SMT automated installation equipment. Where necessary, polyimide patch affixed to end of fasteners allows for vacuum pickup. Full range of unified or metric thread sizes and lengths are available. Read More

fasteners & hardware

Flush-Head Studs offer quick mating with plastic fasteners.

December 4, 2015

Integrating X-Press™ threads, PEM Type FHX™ Studs enable quick mating with push-on plastic nuts, wire tie products, or other plastic fasteners in thin metal assemblies. Self-clinching units install permanently in metal sheets as thin as 1 mm and press into place using any standard press. Available with 5 mm and 6 mm threads in lengths from 10–25 mm, studs are made from hardened carbon steel and finished with zinc plus clear chromate as standard or rust-preventive oil finish as option. Read More

fasteners & hardware

Captive Panel Screws install permanently on PCBs.

October 16, 2015

Featuring surface mount spring-loaded design, PEM® ReelFast® Type SMTPFLSM™ Screws install precisely and permanently where designed on printed circuit boards to provide secure attachment and allow for subsequent access whenever necessary. All-metal captive screw assemblies mount in one piece using pick-and-place method. Available in thread sizes #4-40 through #6-32 and M3 through M3.5 and in multiple screw lengths, fasteners install in boards of any hardness as thin as .063 in. Read More

fasteners & hardware, mounting & attaching products

Heat Sink Mounting System features 3-piece design.

September 24, 2015

Consisting of PEM® Type HSCB™ captivating screw and PEM Type HSL™ spring mated to PEM Type HSR™ broaching receptacle nut or standoff, Heat Sink Mounting System securely attaches heat sinks to PCBs while providing firm and constant contact to chip component for optimized heat dissipation. Audible click serves to prevent over tightening by signaling when screw is fully engaged. Screws and broaching nuts or standoffs can be specified in thread sizes #4-40 to #6-32 / M3 and in various lengths. Read More

fasteners & hardware

Self-Clinching Fasteners enable sheet-to-sheet attachment.

May 4, 2015

Designed for installation into stainless steel or higher-strength aluminum alloy sheets, microPEM® TackPin® Type T4™ Self-clinching Fasteners are suited for electronic assemblies where disassembly will not be required. Units feature interference fit to minimize hole tolerance issues, tapered tip to assist in location, and low-profile head. Manufactured from 400 Series stainless steel, fasteners eliminate screw-related issues, such as cross threading, torque control, and vibration back-out. Read More

fasteners & hardware

Captive Panel Screws feature self-clinching design.

January 29, 2015

Offering alternative to spring-loaded versions, PEM® Type PFHV™ Screws are no-spring steel fasteners integrating captive screw to eliminate potential risk for damage to internal components associated with unsecured hardware. Screws are engineered for use with aluminum or steel sheets as thin as .036 in. and exhibiting hardness of HRB 60 or less on Rockwell B Scale or HB 107 or less on Brinell Scale. Available in 2 lengths, screws come in thread sizes from #4–40 through #8–32 and M3–M4. Read More

fasteners & hardware

Self-Clinching Nuts facilitate mating-hole alignment.

January 8, 2015

PEM® floating self-clinching nuts, which include non-locking Type A4 nuts with free running load-bearing threads as well as self-locking Type LA4 nuts with prevailing torque locking threads, install in stainless sheets as thin as .038 in. and greater with Rockwell B hardness of HRB 88 or less. Design permits up to .015 in. min float in all directions from center, and ability of fastener threads to extend fully into their retainer shank imparts strength and support in assembly.<br /> Read More

fasteners & hardware

Self-Clinching Fasteners offer removability feature.

November 26, 2014

While microPEM® TackScrew&trade; fasteners integrate self-clinching technology for permanent sheet-to-sheet attachment in compact electronics applications, included thread-like feature allows removal when necessary and one-time reinstalled if desired. These hardened stainless steel fasteners, which can also replace micro screws, hold top sheets as thin as .008 in. and base panels that are as hard as HRB 89/HB 187 or less on Rockwell B and Brinell scales, respectively, and as thin as .036 in. Read More

fasteners & hardware, portable tools

Hydropneumatic Tool hastens blind threaded insert installation.

October 7, 2014

Operating on 90 psi air pressure, Atlas® RIV949 accelerates and facilitates installation of blind threaded inserts. Installation can be accomplished without access to both sides, and inserts provide strong and reusable threads upon installation to accommodate mating hardware for final component attachment. Offering pull-to-pressure or pull-to-stroke modes, hydropneumatic tool can be equipped with unified or metric nose assemblies and can develop 4,721 lb of pull force. Read More

fasteners & hardware

Heavy-Duty Studs clinch permanently into thin metal sheets.

August 29, 2014

Available in lengths up to 2 in., PEM® Type THFE&trade; Studs feature enlarged head diameter that distributes axial tightening force over wide area to minimize compressive stress on host panel, optimize pull through performance, and develop full thread strength. Self-clinching studs install into steel or aluminum sheets as thin as .031 in. with hardness of HRB 85 or less on Rockwell B scale and HB 165 or less on Hardness Brinell scale. Thread sizes range from ¼-20 through 5/16-18 and M6&ndash;M8. Read More

fasteners & hardware

Spring-Loaded Plunger Assemblies serve as positioning pins.

August 21, 2014

Designed to install permanently in aluminum or steel sheets as thin as .060 in. with hardness of HRB 80 or less, PEM® Type PTL2&trade; Assemblies serve as positioning pins to quickly move racks, slides, access panels, consoles, and similar equipment without requiring tools. Lockout feature keeps fastener&#39;s spring-loaded plunger fully retracted until plunger pin drops into final position. Quarter-turn of fastener activates retracted locking and unlocking functions. Read More

fasteners & hardware

Electronics Assembly Pins provide alternative to screws.

August 5, 2014

Used to securely attach top panels to base panel or chassis in compact electronic assemblies via press-in action, microPEM® TackSert&trade; pins provide alternatives to micro screws and eliminate issues associated with threaded hardware. Diagonal knurl holds top panel of any material and as thin as .008 in. to base panel or chassis manufactured from magnesium die-cast materials or plastics. During installation, tapered tip aids in location, and firm interference fit eliminates hole-tolerance issues. Read More

machinery & machining tools

Fastener-Installation Press includes optical safety sensor.

July 15, 2014

Designed for installing self-clinching fasteners, PEMSERTER® Series 4® integrates Optical Sensor Indicator to signal when safety is properly set for each job. OSI activates during set-up mode when press ram/punch is being adjusted onto workpiece prior to fastener installation. OSI changes from black to orange at exact point when safety is successfully engaged, eliminating potential for operator error. Featuring 18 in. throat depth, press achieves adjustable insertion force from 400 lb to 6 tons. Read More

fasteners & hardware

Self-Clinching Flush Nuts install into stainless steel sheets.

July 3, 2014

Manufactured from 400 Series stainless steel, PEMSERT® Type F4&trade; Self-Clinching Flush Nuts provide load-bearing threads in 300 Series stainless steel without creating protrusions on either side. Upon permanent installation into sheets as thin as .060 in., both top and bottom of sheet will remain flat. Nuts are available in thread sizes #2-56 through ¼-20 / M2 through M6 and can perform as intended in stainless steel sheets with hardness up to HRB 88 on Rockwell B scale. Read More

fasteners & hardware

Self-Clinching Standoffs suit thin stainless steel assemblies.

April 16, 2014

Manufactured from heat-treated 400 Series stainless steel, PEM® Type TSO4&trade; standoffs are used for stacking or spacing components to or from ultra-thin stainless steel panels as thin as .025 in. and with max hardness of HRB 88 on Rockwell B scale or HB 183 on Brinell scale. Hardened stainless fasteners install permanently; one mating screw is required for final component attachment. Various styles, including thru-threaded or blind threaded versions, and lengths are available. Read More

fasteners & hardware

Self-Clinching Studs attach thin metal assemblies.

March 13, 2014

Designed to install permanently using standard press, PEM® Self-Clinching Threaded Studs include flush-head models for use in aluminum or stainless steel sheets as thin as .040 in. and stainless versions for corrosion resistance in even thinner stainless steel assemblies. Other types include low-displacement flush head studs for close-to-edge installation; non-flush studs for sheets as thin as .020 in.; and heavy-duty studs whose heads project above sheet to distribute axial tightening force. Read More

fasteners & hardware

Sefl-Clinching Fasteners install in stainless steel sheets.

February 4, 2014

Designed to install permanently into stainless steel sheets as thin as .030 in., PEM Stainless Self-Clinching Fasteners enable lighter designs by minimizing hardware parts count. Product line includes fasteners integrating captive screws for tool-only access to stainless assemblies; through-hole threaded and blind threaded standoffs; non-locking and self-locking floating nuts; fasteners for flush face-on-face sheet attachment applications; flush-head studs; pins; and nuts. Read More

fasteners & hardware

Thru-Threaded Brass Inserts suit compact electronic assemblies.

December 16, 2013

Used to securely attach components, microPEM® (Type MSIB&trade;) inserts install permanently in range of plastic materials, from ABS to polycarbonate, and feature M1&ndash;M1.6 threads. Single mating screw completes joining process, and fasteners will install in either straight or tapered mounting holes. Symmetrical design eliminates need for insert orientation prior to installation, which is achieved by pressing insert into mounting hole using ultrasonic insertion equipment or thermal press. Read More

fasteners & hardware

Brass Inserts for Plastics suit compact electronic assemblies.

December 12, 2013

Available in thread sizes from M1 to M1.6, microPEM® Thru-threaded Brass Inserts install permanently in wide range of plastic materials from ABS to polycarbonate, promoting secure attachment for devices such as handheld consumer electronics and medical equipment. Inserts install in either straight or tapered mounting holes and use single mating screw to complete joining process. Installation is achieved by pressing insert into mounting hole using ultrasonic insertion equipment or thermal press. Read More

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