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Delrin® Stock Shapes offer creep and fatigue resistance.
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'); document.write('Manufactured from DuPont DELRIN® resin, Stock Shapes possess high tensile strength, exhibit low moisture adsorption, and are resistant to hydrocarbons, solvents, and neutral chemicals. Material's fatigue endurance makes shapes suitable for replacing metal gears while maintaining long-term performance. Other applications include auto safety system components; conveyor parts, such as bushings and bearing housings; fasteners and clips; fuel system components; and home appliance parts.'); document.write('
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Tool-Free Fasteners accelerate changeover and facilitate setups.
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'); document.write('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.'); document.write('
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Spring-Loaded Plunger suits limited space applications.
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'); document.write('Designed for minimum 0.8 mm thick panels, 56 Miniature Spring-Loaded Plunger enables quick-access fastening in tight spaces, and is available with over-molded head that can be used to designate access through standard and custom color options. Plunger facilitates positioning of sliding components and offers quick-release. Press-in and flare-in styles as well as stay-open/non-stay-open options provide versatility for fastening/unfastening by hand when mounting doors, panels, and other hardware.'); document.write('
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Robotic Screw Fastening System reduces labor and improves QC.
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'); document.write('Screw fastening system is built around Janome desktop, 3- or 4-axis robot that comes in 5 models with working areas from 200 x 200 mm to 510 x 600 mm and repeatable accuracy of ±0.01 mm. In addition to accommodating choice of drivers, system is available with several screw feeder options. Programming of screw tightening conditions is facilitated via remote teaching pendant with 7-line screen, and robot can store up to 255 programs in resident memory card.'); document.write('
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Shaft Locking Bushings feature radial screw design.
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'); document.write('Available for 4.330, 4.724, and 5.118 in. bore sizes, ETP Techno Bushings lock components to large shafts with repeatable precision for applications requiring frequent mounting operations. Units handle torque from 247,820–283,223 lb-in. and are suitable for locking gears, pulleys, and sprockets. Featuring radial screw design, bushings position in seconds and can be readjusted hundreds of times without axial movement. Sealed lines resist debris collection and clean without special maintenance.'); document.write('
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Aluminum Shot Pin weighs just 4.5 lb.
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'); document.write('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.'); document.write('
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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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