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Heavy-Duty Studs clinch permanently into thin metal sheets.
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'); document.write('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.'); document.write('
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Flat Washers serve wide range of industries.
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'); document.write('With 737 additional sizes available, Flat Washers meet diverse application specifications of customers. Non-standard precision washers are manufactured in over 2,000 commonly specified and difficult to find material options. Units are available in outside diameters from 0.080–12.00 in. with wide range of inside diameters as well. In addition to flat washers, other various shapes and styles are available in metallic and non-metallic materials.'); document.write('
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Cable Edge Clips install on solar panels without tools.
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'); document.write('Designed to fit frame thicknesses from 0.06–0.12 in., Ty-Rap® High-Performance Cable Edge Clips manage up to four, 10 AWG solar PV control cables, and can be removed without tools or cutting. Acetal clips are weather-resistant and perform for more than 20 years outdoors with operating temperatures from -85 to 194°F, while UV- and weather-resistant Nylon 6-6 clips are heat stabilized to retain strength and stability in hot solar PV applications with operating temperatures from -40 to 220°F.'); document.write('
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DC Gate Operators enable control from mobile device.
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'); document.write('With integration of MyQ® Technology, Models LA4500DC, LA412DC, and LA400DC allow customers to monitor, control, and stay connected with gate operators via smartphone, tablet, or computer. Units also include Security+ 2.0™ technology which virtually eliminates interference and ensures strong and reliable signal to access property. Additional features include battery backup power management system, 2-segment LED diagnostic display, Wireless Dual Gate Operation, and auto force adjustment.'); document.write('
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Spring-Loaded Plunger Assemblies serve as positioning pins.
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'); document.write('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.'); document.write('
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Battery-Operated Electronic Locking System is self-contained.
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'); document.write('SC Self-Contained Electronic Locking System incorporates access control device, electronic lock, electrical override, and power supply. Available with keypad or RFID access, this fully integrated and AA battery-operated unit features drop-in assembly and provides full electronic locking functionality for various applications. Single-component design can be mounted into standard 25 x 150 panel prep, simplifying integration of electronic access solution into cabinet design.'); document.write('
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Touchscreen Deadbolt eliminates cylinder.
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'); document.write('Designed to integrate seamlessly into digital home, KeyFree Touchscreen Deadbolt eliminates cylinder, providing clean appearance while making lock picking and bumping virtually impossible. In addition to optimized security, unit provides operational efficiency, and completely eliminates need to manage keys or re-key. Users can set up new access code if necessary.'); document.write('
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Non-Locking Actuators control latch doors.
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'); document.write('Constructed of high-strength, corrosion-resistant materials, non-locking Models AC-30 and AC-40 are suited for rugged outdoor environments and interior applications. Model AC-30 features pushbutton actuation and installs where space is limited, while Model AC-40 features large integrated handle and pushbutton for actuation with gloved hand. Providing direct, single or multipoint actuation, units are suited for heavy-duty off-highway, transportation, and marine applications.'); document.write('
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Rear Rubber Suspension offers increased ride quality, stability.
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'); document.write('HAULMAAX® vocational rear suspension system is available with Progressive Load Spring (PLS). Working in concert with bolster springs in Vari-Rate™ Spring system, elastomeric spring optimizes ride quality in loaded and unloaded conditions. As payload increases, spring further engages and functions together with rubber bolster springs to provide additional stability. Constant engagement also eliminates need for shim adjustments for most applications.'); document.write('
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Spherical Washers optimize bolt mounting of machinery.
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'); document.write('Promoting optimal performance in industrial, marine, and other heavy-duty bolted joint applications, Type SW standard height (2.36 in.) and Type SWLP low profile (0.79–1.34 in.) SKF Spherical Washers reduce likelihood of bolt relaxation by distributing bolt tension evenly. These all-spherical, 2-piece washers automatically adjust under compression to compensate for up to 4° of angular deviations. Construction is of high-grade alloy steel with corrosion protection surface treatment.'); document.write('
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Electronics Assembly Pins provide alternative to screws.
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'); document.write('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.'); document.write('
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Steel Split Bushings help minimize facility downtime.
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'); document.write('Installed before or after pulling wire and making connections, Mighty-Rite Steel Split Grounding Bushings protect conductors. Split design and usability also help minimize facility downtime when upgrading power and data systems. Hinged design facilitates adjustments and alignments, even in tight spots; adjustable lay-in lugs position conductors for facilitated alignment and access; and self-aligning latches enable single-handed installation. Trade sizes range from ¾–4 in.'); document.write('
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Plastic Hinges feature stable and torque resistant design.
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'); document.write('Available in metric sizes, EN 222 Technopolymer Plastic Hinges feature RoHS-compliant construction as well as resistant torque of 3 Nm in 4 indexing positions. After testing with 20.000+ opening and closing cycles, resistant torque value remained unchanged. Hinges are made of matte black glass fiber reinforced plastic (Polyamide PA), and hinge pin is 303 stainless steel. Available types include 2x2 bore for DIN 7991-M6 countersunk screws and 2x2 bore for ISO 4014-M6 countersunk screws.'); document.write('
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Tamper Evident Security Tape adheres to difficult surfaces.
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'); document.write('Applicable to such difficult surfaces as stretch wrap, shrink film, and recycled corrugated cartons in temperatures down to +20°F, PVT and EVT Series indicate tampering within 1 min of application. Service temperature ranges from -40 to +200°F, and 2 mil polyester film construction promotes strength during shipping/handling. Offered in 1, 2, and 3 in. widths, TSA-CCSP compliant tapes also support printed serial numbers, printed instructions, and customizations.'); document.write('
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Safety System Escape Release permits unlocking from inside.
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'); document.write('Designed for protecting and monitoring safety guards such as doors and flaps on machines and installations, Safety System ESL consists of handle and interlocking module equipped with transponder-coded safety technology CES. Escape release permits quick and straightforward unlocking of safety guard from inside, even if handle is locked. Release engages when actuated and prevents renewed closing of door. To close door and switch safety outputs on again, detent knob must be actuated.'); document.write('
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Drywall Framing System is optimized for corrosion resistance.
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'); document.write('Meeting needs of architects and contractors, ProSTUD® with corrosion-inhibiting DiamondPlus™ Coating complies with 2012 International Building Code®, 2012 International Residential Code®, and 2013 California and 2010 Florida Building Codes. DiamondPlus attaches to zinc-coated substrate of steel during coating process and forms permanent bond. Coating penetrates into zinc-coated substrate to fill voids, cracks and pores. In tests, product did not exhibit 3% surface rust even after 240 hr.<br />'); document.write('<br />'); document.write(''); document.write('
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Lifting Eye Bolts come in metric sizes and stainless steel.
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'); document.write('Available in metric sizes, DIN 580-NI Stainless Steel Lifting Eye Bolts come in choice of two materials: forged A2 stainless steel (American Standard 304 series) and forged A4 stainless steel (American Standard 316 series). Contact face is machined for both types, and available thread sizes range from M8–M24. Accommodating vertical loads from 1,400–18,000 N, these RoHS-compliant eye bolts feature eye diameters from 20–50 mm.'); document.write('
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Self-Clinching Flush Nuts install into stainless steel sheets.
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'); document.write('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.'); document.write('
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Clips and Clamps meet high-amperage requirements.
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'); document.write('Available in black or red with heavy-duty, glass-filled polyamide handle and glass-filled nylon body, High-Amperage Clips include 300 A battery Model BU102B and kelvinized Model BU102BK as well as 400 A Model BU102W for grounding of welding equipment during operation. BU-102B clips feature serrated jaws, created from stamped 100% copperplate, while BU-102W jaws are machined from 100% copper slugs with serrated teeth. Each bus bar within clips ensures effective heat dissipation.'); document.write('
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Dual-Wire Wrist Straps allow for 360° rotation.
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'); document.write('By allowing for 360° rotation between wristband and coil cord, MagSnap 360™ Wrist Straps promote comfort, freedom of motion, and minimize strain on operator\'s wrist. Straps eliminate potential intermittent failures which occur in traditional snap connections that use springs, and maintain 1–5 lb perpendicular breakaway force to prevent accidental disconnects. Coil cords have 3.5 mm right angle mono plug connector that works with standard dual-wire monitors and grounding jacks.'); document.write('
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