Press Release Summary:
Atlas(TM) SpinTiteÂ® blind threaded inserts are for applications where only one side of workpiece is accessible for fastener installation and final component assembly. Their use eliminates need for additional hardware beyond mating screw. Aluminum, brass, steel, and stainless steel inserts come in unified and metric thread sizes from No. 6-32 to Â½ in.-16 and M4-M10. They can be installed permanently in shop or field utilizing hand-held portable tool.
Original Press Release:
Atlas(TM) SpinTite® Blind Threaded Inserts Enable Attachment Where Only One Side Is Accessible
DANBORO, PA, July 8, 2003 - Atlas(TM) SpinTite® blind threaded inserts are designed for use in "blind" attachment applications, where only one side of a workpiece is accessible for fastener installation and final component assembly. These aluminum, brass, steel and stainless steel threaded inserts can serve as a practical alternative to tapped holes, weld nuts, rivets, and self-drilling or tapping screws.
Installed from the accessible "front" side of a workpiece, Atlas SpinTite blind threaded inserts can be utilized in panels as thin as .020"/0.51mm. Their use eliminates any need for additional hardware beyond a mating screw to complete final component assembly. They can be installed permanently anywhere and at any stage in the shop or field utilizing a hand-held portable tool.
Atlas SpinTite inserts will satisfy most "blind" applications where permanently installed threads are required. Types include half-hex shank low-profile head, rib-wall minimized-profile head, rib-wall low-profile head, thin-wall low-profile head, and swaging low-profile head. Available unified and metric thread sizes range from #6-32 to 1/2"-16 and M4 through M10.
These fasteners can satisfy countless attachment applications ranging from aircraft seat trays and automobile mirrors to electronics cabinetry hardware and appliance hinges, as well as closed-structure materials with minimum backside clearance, such as hydroformed tubing.
Contact Michael J. Rossi, PennEngineering® Fastening Technologies, Box 1000, Danboro, PA 18916. Phone: (800) 237-4736 or (215) 766-8853; Fax: (215) 766-0143. Web sites: www.atlas-eng.com