Product News: Fasteners & Hardware
Thru-Threaded Brass Inserts suit compact electronic assemblies.
Press Release Summary:
December 16, 2013 - Used to securely attach components, microPEMÂ® (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 intoÂ mounting hole using ultrasonic insertion equipment orÂ thermal press.
Original Press Release
Pennengineering Introduces Micropem® Inserts for Plastics Ideally Suited for Compact Electronic Assemblies
Press release date: December 10, 2013
The microPEM (Type MSIB™) inserts will install in either straight or tapered mounting holes and their symmetrical design saves time during production by eliminating any need for insert orientation prior to installation.
Installation is achieved by pressing the insert into a mounting hole using either ultrasonic insertion equipment or a thermal press. When installed ultrasonically, the frictional heat caused by the vibration then melts the plastic surrounding the insert and, when the vibration ceases, the plastic solidifies to lock the insert into place. Use of a thermal press will melt the plastic surrounding the insert to result in permanent installation.
The microPEM inserts are available in thread sizes M1 to M1.6 and in several lengths. They join a growing family of microPEM fastener products and capabilities engineered to help enable smaller and lighter designs.
Detailed specifications (Bulletin MSI) and free part drawings (PEM CAD Library) for these RoHS-compliant inserts can be accessed at www.pemnet.com
Contact Michael J. Rossi, PennEngineering®, 5190 Old Easton Road, Danboro, PA 18916-1000 USA. Phones: 800-237-4736 (toll-free in the U.S.) or 215-766-8853; Fax: 215-766-0143. Web site: www.pemnet.com