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PennEngineering

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

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PennEngineering® (Penn Engineering)

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.
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Fasteners & Hardware

Self-Clinching Fasteners offer removability feature.

November 26, 2014

While microPEM® TackScrew™ 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

Portable Tools, Fasteners & Hardware

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™ 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–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™ Assemblies serve as positioning pins to quickly move racks, slides, access panels, consoles, and similar equipment without requiring tools. Lockout feature keeps fastener'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™ 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™ 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™ 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™) inserts install permanently in range of plastic materials, from ABS to polycarbonate, and feature M1–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

Fasteners & Hardware

Self-Clinching Captive Panel Screws install in stainless steel.

November 6, 2013

Engineered for permanent installation in stainless steel assemblies, PEM® Type PFC4™ fasteners comply with UL 60950 access standards. Integrated captive screw in spring-loaded assembly reduces loose hardware, and fully recessed heads in fastened position allow tool-only access. Able to be specified for use in stainless sheets as thin as .060 in. with hardness up to HRB 88 on Rockwell B scale, these 400 Series stainless steel fasteners are available with MAThread® anti cross-thread technology. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Mounting & Attaching Products, Fasteners & Hardware

Cable Tie-Hooks stay securely fixed in place where installed.

October 18, 2013

Available for installation in .040–.125 in. thick metal sheets, PEM Type TDO™ Cable Tie-Hooks provide permanent attachment points for wires and cables inside electronic chassis or enclosures. Self-clinching units enable tie-bundled wires to be removed and returned when components need to be accessed for service or when wires/cables must be replaced. Installing without screws or adhesives, hooks enable panels on reverse side to remain flush, minimizing EMI/RFI and preventing contamination. Read More

Fasteners & Hardware

Self-Clinching Captive Panel Screws minimize parts count.

July 30, 2013

Facilitating efficient handling and installation, PEM® Types PF50™ and PF60™ fasteners integrate captive screw in spring-loaded assembly. Permanent mounting in metal assemblies as thin as .030 in. eliminates risks associated with loose hardware that could fall out and potentially cause damage to internal components. When tightened, fastener protrudes .340 in. from top of the sheet, and Phillips recess enables captive screws to be tightened or loosened. Read More

Fasteners & Hardware

Spinning Flare Nuts rotate freely for hardware attachment.

June 26, 2013

Available in thread sizes M5–M8, PEM® Type SFN™ one-piece flanged hex nuts install in steel, stainless steel, or aluminum sheets of any hardness and as thin as 1 mm. Upon installation, steel nuts become permanently captive and will spin freely in sheet to accommodate mating hardware for final component attachment. Fasteners install by inserting them into properly sized, pre-punched, and embossed mounting holes and then applying sufficient squeezing force to flare shank. Read More

Fasteners & Hardware

Spinning Clinch Bolts enable captivated screw to spin freely.

June 3, 2013

Available in thread sizes from No. 4–40 through No. 6–32 and M3–M4, PEM® spinning clinch bolts install into aluminum or steel sheets as thin as .040 in. One-piece captive screw solutions provide controlled clinching action during installation that permanently captivates screw while letting it spin freely. Products include Type SCB™ fasteners with unthreaded neck for axial float, Type SCBJ™ hardware integrating jacking feature, and Type SCBR™ versions with self-retracting feature. Read More

Fasteners & Hardware

Self-Clinching Flush Nuts install without protrusions.

May 13, 2013

PEMSERT® self-clinching flush nuts are designed for attachment applications where thin metal sheets can benefit from introduction of strong load-bearing threads without protrusions being created on either side. Upon permanent installation in aluminum or steel sheets as thin as .060 in., top and bottom of sheet remain flush. Metal displaced by hexagonal head flows evenly and smoothly around back-tapered shank of fastener to securely lock nut permanently into place. Read More

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