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Fasteners & Hardware

PEM® Self-Clinching Pilot Pins in Several Variations Provide Solutions for Precise Positioning, Alignment, or Pivot Applications

August 11, 2016

PEM® self-clinching pilot pins from PennEngineering® are offered in a variety of designs to provide ideal hardware solutions for positioning, alignment, or pivot applications. All install in thin metal sheets and become permanent parts of an assembly. All install easily into thin metal sheets by pressing them into a pre-punched mounting hole of the proper size. After installation they become... Read More

Fasteners & Hardware, Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment

Murphy Highlights Local Connecticut Manufacturer, Holo-Krome As "Murphy's Monday Manufacturer"

April 13, 2016

Murphy Highlights Local Connecticut Manufacturer, Holo-Krome As “Murphy's Monday Manufacturer” WALLINGFORD – U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) announced that Holo-Krome is this week’s “Murphy’s Monday Manufacturer.” Holo-Krome, which was founded in West Hartford in 1929, manufactures a wide range of fastener products – like socket head cap screws, dowel pins, pressure... Read More

Fasteners & Hardware

Type MPP(TM) microPEM® Self-Clinching Pins for Compact Electronics

March 2, 2016

Provide Reliable Solutions for Micro Positioning and Alignment Applications Type MPP™ microPEM® self-clinching pins from PennEngineering® provide reliable solutions for demanding micro positioning and alignment applications in compact electronic assemblies.  These pins clinch permanently where designed into stainless or other metal sheets as thin as 0.5mm / .020”.  The chamfered end... Read More

Fasteners & Hardware

What Keeps America Moving Forward? Industry

December 10, 2015

Here are some suggestions… Agricultural Industry: Popular VFS Pins used in tractors, combines, and tillers include Inch Pins — Coiled Slotted (1/2", 5/8", 3/4" dia.), Metric Slotted Pins (m12 – m35 dia.) and Metric Coiled Pins (m12, m14, m16, m18 dia.). Mining Industry: For surface, sub-surface and underground mining equipment, VFS customers typically choose Inch Pins — Coiled ... Read More

Fasteners & Hardware

VFS Has Lowered Minimum Order Requirement to Just $50!

December 9, 2015

Because we value our clients and work hard to provide the best customer service, we have taken our clients' requests to lower our minimum order requirement. Effective immediately, orders can be placed as low as $50 on our extensive line of stock Rollpins® and stock Coiled Spring Pins, with same-day shipment available on orders received weekdays before 1:00pm EST. Orders received weekdays... Read More

Fasteners & Hardware

Lifting Pins are designed for accelerated, facilitated use.

December 2, 2015

Offered in metric sizes, GN 1130 Steel Lifting Pins are carrier elements designed for usability and facilitated handling. Red aluminum button releases locking effect of locking balls, allowing load pin to be moved in or out of holding bore hole. Shackle rotates by at least 180°, with safety flange fitted as safeguard against inadvertent operation. Depending on pull direction, ball load pin may move freely by 360° in holding bore hole. RoHS-compliant pins support nominal loads from 1.5–4.8 kN. Read More

Fasteners & Hardware, Materials & Material Processing

G.L. Huyett Rolls Out Dowel Pins Line Expansion

October 23, 2015

G.L. Huyett, an ISO 9001 certified manufacturer, master distributor, and importer of non-threaded fasteners and grease fittings, has expanded their lines of hardened and unhardened ASME, DIN, and MS precision ground dowel pins. Minneapolis, Kansas – G.L. Huyett, a manufacturer, master distributor, and importer of non-threaded fasteners and grease fittings, is proud to offer a larger... Read More

Fasteners & Hardware

Locating Pins meet NAAMS standard.

August 19, 2015

Offered in large, small, and retractable sizes, Configurable NAAMS Standard Locating Pins are available with TiN surface finishing and are laser etched with part number for NAAMS standardization practices. With Configurable NAAMS, there are CAD models for all components and users can order and reorder with part number. No more detail drawing is required. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Fasteners & Hardware, Materials & Material Processing, Mechanical Components & Assemblies, Mechanical Power Transmission, Mounting & Attaching Products, Services

MISUMI Extends Same Day Ship Time to 6PM EST

June 19, 2015

Free Same Day Shipping Upgrade for in-stock components if ordered online by 6:00 p.m. EST. Orders placed with a Customer Service representative are available for Same Day Shipping when placed by 5:00pm EST. MISUMI USA, Inc., a subsidiary of MISUMI Corporation, part of MISUMI Group, Inc. (Tokyo: 9962), has announced its improved same day shipping service for all in-stock product lines.... Read More

Fasteners & Hardware

Pin Clamps feature integrated pneumatic cylinder.

June 16, 2015

Weighing 3.4 lb, PCZ Pin Clamps provide positive part location and clamping, up to 6 mm part thickness. Gapless dual fingers clamp on both sides of hole or part, unlike single hook designs. Locating pins are available in bullet nose or low profile styles, with diameters from 8.00–16.00 mm. With retract option, low profile pin disappears into unit, below backup, for easy part release. Clamps are suited for flanged holes, end effector applications, and material handling. Read More

Fasteners & Hardware

Retracting Locating Pin features 2 kg slide hammer piston.

March 19, 2015

Operating without maintenance, Bull Pin has 2 kg slide hammer piston with rap action that delivers concentrated pulling power in frame line applications. High-load PTFE composite bearing provides lube-free working load capacity, while dual urethane scraper keeps weld spatter out. Always fully engaged, chrome plated shaft offers long precision life. Anti-rotate pin mount allows mounting of 2-way pins and crowder pads. Read More

Fasteners & Hardware, Mechanical Components & Assemblies

100 Year-Old Ballard Locks gets Upgrade to Keep Operating

February 23, 2015

For 100 years the Hiram M. Chittenden Lock's trunnions, gears and gates maintained the levels of Lake Washington's and Lake Union's waters. Obviously, these parts performed well for more than 100 years of nearly constant use, but as you might imagine, the Ballard Locks, as they're locally known, were due for an upgrade. For this project, Redside Construction partnered with... Read More

Fasteners & Hardware

Stainless Steel Coiled Spring Pins work in corrosive environments.

February 17, 2015

Offered in metric sizes with Ø2–Ø6 mm diameters and 8–50 mm lengths, 316 stainless steel Coiled Spring Pins feature 2¼-coil cross-section and compress when installed into host component. These self-retaining pins exhibit uniform strength and flexibility after insertion. To prevent hole damage and prolong assembly life, shock absorbing design dampens forces and vibration. Type 316 stainless steel, resistant to pitting, features nickel and molybdenum content that promotes chemical resistance. Read More

Fasteners & Hardware

Application Spotlight: Welker Expanding Locating Pin

January 28, 2015

When presented with an application challenge from a major Midwest agricultural manufacturer, Welker went right to work to create a solution.  The problem: how to accurately and repeatably locate critical parts using gage holes having a +/- 0.25mm tolerance.  The solution: an expanding locating pin.  The Welker expanding pin has fingers that are located below the surface of the pin. When... Read More

Fasteners & Hardware

Tool-Free Fasteners accelerate changeover and facilitate setups.

September 11, 2014

Used to attach fixtures, plates, machine covers, and more, Imao® One-Touch pin-and-receptacle fasteners offer alternative to nut-and-bolt assembly for joining components with moderate clamping force. Quarter-turn, knob-locking, button-locking, ball-lock clamping, and magnet-lock clamping pins styles are available. Design accelerates and facilitates secure changeover and installation without requiring any tools. This reduces setup times and eliminates assembly/installation errors. Read More

Fasteners & Hardware

Aluminum Shot Pin weighs just 4.5 lb.

September 5, 2014

Available in 25, 50, and 75 mm stroke lengths, UB2 Shot Pin features integrated anti-rotate ram that is precision machined of high-strength aluminum and hardcoated for durability. Unit has lube-free pneumatic cylinder with multiple port positions, solid state cylinder switch, and safety orange steel shroud that protects seal from weld spray. Shot pin is suitable for use as retractable locating pin or straight acting clamp in applications where space is limited. Read More

Fasteners & Hardware

4-Way Part Locating with Welker Floating Pin

August 28, 2014

The Welker Floating Pin offers a unique opportunity to use an unlimited number of 4-way pins for part locating, significantly reducing part hole damage and pin wear. Parts are loaded when the pneumatic actuator is engaged and pin is centered and rigid. When the actuator is released the pin is allowed to radially float up to 3mm, and rotate up to 25 degrees. Lightweight and compact, the Floating... 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

Fasteners & Hardware

Welker Mini Pins for Precision Part Location in Small Spaces

July 10, 2014

Welker Mini Retractable Locating Pins are the perfect fit for compact spaces with limited accessibility. Equipped with 2-way or 4-way locating pins, up to 25mm diameter for inline unit and up to 19mm for offset unit. Both units have standard integral net surfaces. Welker Mini Pins incorporate an anti-rotate feature, offer rap or rigid couplers and require no lubrication. Optional palm button is... Read More