Self-Clinching Micro Pins suit compact electronic assemblies.
April 8, 2010 -
Available with dia of 1 mm and in lengths down to 2 mm, PEM Type MPP(TM) micro pins can be installed permanently into stainless steel or other sheet materials as thin as 5 mm with hardness up to HRB 92 on Rockwell B scale or up to HB 195 on Brinell. RoHS-compliant, corrosion resistant pins are made of precipitation-hardened stainless steel. Chamfered end allows for simple mating-hole alignment and, upon installation, pin's head mounts flush with host panel providing smooth appearance.
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PennEngineering® (Penn Engineering)
P.O. Box 1000
Danboro, PA, 18916
PEMŽ Self-Clinching Micro Pins Introduced for Use in Compact Electronic Assemblies
New PEMŽ self-clinching micro pins introduce ideal hardware for positioning and alignment applications in compact electronic assemblies. These micro pins can serve as practical, cost-effective, and permanently secure solutions enabling quicker assembly of devices ranging from hand-held consumer electronics to medical equipment, among others.
PEM Type MPP(TM) micro pins are available with diameters as small as 1mm / .040" and in lengths as short as 2mm / .080". They can be installed permanently into stainless steel or other sheet materials as thin as 0.5mm / .020" with hardness up to HRB 92 (Rockwell "B" scale) or up to HB 195 (Brinell).
The micro pins clinch permanently into place by simply pressing them into a properly sized mounting hole using a punch and anvil. Their chamfered end allows for easy mating-hole alignment and, upon installation, the pin's head mounts flush with the host panel to promote a smooth and clean appearance for the assembly. The pins can be installed automatically to speed production and eliminate any need to handle the small parts.
These RoHS-compliant micro pins are manufactured from precipitation-hardened stainless steel and offer excellent corrosion resistance.
Detailed specifications (Bulletin MPP) and free part drawings (PEM CAD Library) can be accessed at www.pemnet.com