Press Release Summary:
- Manufactured from lightweight, lead free, corrosion resistant aluminum
- Designed to retain two plastic components to each other
- Offers opposing raised barbs on each end that are angled backwards opposite the direction of insertion
Original Press Release:
SPIROL Introduces New Press-N-Lok Pin for Plastic Housings
SPIROL is pleased to announce the expansion of their Solid Pin Product Line to include the new Series BP100 Press-N-Lok™ Pin. The new Press-N-Lok™ Pin was designed to permanently retain two plastic components to each other. The pin has opposing raised barbs on each end that are angled backwards opposite the direction of insertion. As the pin is being inserted, the plastic backfills into the area around the barbs resulting in maximum resistance to axial force providing a secure, tamper resistant assembly. The Press-N-Lok™ Pin is manufactured from lightweight, lead free, corrosion resistant aluminum. One major advantage of the Press-N-Lok™ Pin is that assembly time is quicker and it requires lower assembly equipment costs as compared to screws and adhesives.
The Press-N-Lok™ Pin is installed in two steps:
Step 1: Press the pin into one half of the plastic housing.
Step 2: Align the other half of the housing with the exposed end of the pin and press into place.
See the Press-N-Lok™ Pins in action in this short video clip.
Check out the new BP100 Press-N-Lok™ Pin specifications.
SPIROL offers a comprehensive line of Solid Pins to accommodate different application requirements. Standard Solid Pins include: DP100 Straight Pins, FH100 Headed Straight Pins, KP200 Straight Knurled Pins, FH200 Headed Straight Knurled Pins, KP300 Helical Knurled Pins, FH300 Headed Helical Knurled Pins, BP100 Press-N-Lok™ Pins, FH400 Headed Barbed Pins, LP500 Latch Pins for Plastics and FH600 Twist-Lok™ Pins.
Complimentary Applications Engineering Support: SPIROL Engineers will review your application requirements and work with your design team to recommend the best solution at the lowest total assembly cost. It all starts with our Optimal Application Engineering process. To start, please select Pinning Applications under the Optimal Application Engineering portal on the left hand side of this page, or contact us directly at any one of SPIROL’s global locations.
SPIROL INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION is a leading manufacturer of a diverse line of engineered components for fastening, joining and assembly including: Coiled Spring Pins, Slotted Spring Pins, Solid Pins, Disc Springs, Alignment Dowels and Bushings, Spacers, Compression Limiters, Threaded Inserts for Plastics, Precision Shims, Pin and Insert Installation equipment. SPIROL can be found on 4 continents within the following 12 countries: Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Mexico, Poland, South Korea, Spain, and the United States. Since 1948, SPIROL has been providing technical expertise in fastening, joining and assembly to the world's leading manufacturers.