Press Release Summary:
Engineered with 15Â° tapered point, Type TPXS self-clinching pins facilitate location of mating hole when mounting faceplates in telecom rack system applications. Made from 300 Series stainless steel, pins are 16 mm long and designed to satisfy TCA PICMG 3.0 specification. They install permanently in aluminum or steel sheets as thin as 1 mm with hardness of 70 or less on Rockwell B scale. ATCA-style faceplate mounting can be realized using captive retention screws with M3 threads.
Original Press Release:
PEM Self-Clinching Tapered Alignment Pin Ideal for ATCA®-Style Faceplate Mounting Applications
A newly developed PEM® self-clinching alignment pin is engineered with a 15º tapered point to make location of the mating hole easier when mounting faceplates in telecom rack system applications. Use of the specially styled pin and proper captive retention screw provide an ideal faceplate mounting solution in accordance with Advanced TCA® (Telecom Computing Architecture) specifications.
This newest tapered pin (Type TPXS) joins a growing extended family of PEM self-clinching pilot pins to meet alignment, positioning, and pivot applications.
Type TPXS pins satisfy the TCA PICMG 3.0 specification for a 3mm alignment pin. Pins are 16mm long and made from 300 Series stainless steel. They will install permanently in aluminum or steel sheets as thin as 1mm with hardness of 70 or less on the Rockwell "B" scale.
ATCA-style faceplate mounting can be fully realized using captive retention screws with M3 threads and 0.51mm of total radial float. Suitable PEM versions are available with knurled or smooth caps and with or without retainer shoulder. (Retainer shoulders enhance visual verification of installation). Phillips drive is standard.
The PEM self-clinching thumb screws further offer the added advantage of an anti cross-thread feature. This enables quick and reliable thread engagement to promote improved productivity on the assembly line during permanent fastener installation.
Both the ATCA-style self-clinching alignment pin and thumb screws are RoHS compliant. CAD drawings (in most formats) are available free for downloading from 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