Press Release Summary:
Spring-FastÂ® Flexi-Grommet(TM) installs securely without adhesive on flanged openings in metal frames or housings. Made of spring-tempered stainless steel that is fusion bonded with thermosetting polymer resin, it protects cables from chafing in manufacturing and maintenance applications. It resists vibration, shock, immersion and salt spray, and is available for nominal sheet thicknesses of .032, .050, .063, and .090 in.
Original Press Release:
Flexi-Grommet Edging Protects Flanged Openings
Spring-Fast® Flexi-Grommet(TM) installs permanently in metal frames and device enclosures
A new grommet edging material with multi-axis flexibility installs easily and securely without adhesive on flanged openings in metal frames or housings. Made of spring-tempered stainless steel fusion bonded with thermosetting polymer resin, Spring-Fast Flexi-Grommet can be used wherever cabling or other materials must be protected against abrasion damage from metal edges.
Aircraft, electronic, medical equipment, general industrial applications Complementing the existing Spring-Fast Cushion Grommet, the new Flexi-Grommet can be used to protect cables from chafing in numerous manufacturing and maintenance applications including assembly of aircraft, medical and telecommunications equipment, computers and peripherals. It has been tested to rigorous standards for resistance to vibration, shock, immersion and salt spray.
With opposing rather than offset castles, Spring-Fast Flexi-Grommet is appropriate for multi- axis edges, with easy installation and high grip strength.
"Whenever wiring or cables pass through openings in sheet metal there is potential for abrasion," said Hector Petri, company technical director. "Spring-Fast Flexi-Grommet solves the three most common problems associated with the adhesive applied plastic grommets traditionally used to prevent such damage: installation is quick and easy, the material does not become brittle over time and there are no glue line failures."
Snaps Into Place Without Gluing
The grommet's installed cost is reduced because it mechanically locks on with finger pressure instead of toxic and messy adhesives. Less time is required and there are no environmental concerns associated with degreasing solvents or other toxic chemicals. Spring-Fast Flexi- Grommet is Designed for Manufacturing and Assembly (DFM/A).
Once mounted, the product remains firmly in place indefinitely. A polymer cushion helps prevent wear and damage to wire or cable insulation and provides a smooth, non-conductive surface on inside angles, outside angles, oval slots and other irregular holes.
Spring-Fast Flexi-Grommet is available for nominal sheet thicknesses .032", .050", .063", .090" (.8 mm, 1.3 mm, 1.6 mm, 2.3 mm). It is supplied from stock in factory pre-cut lengths, kits, and on 25-foot, 100-foot and 500-foot (7.6m, 30.5m and 152.4m) reels.