Press Release Summary:
Featuring captive-screw design, self-clinching PEMÂ® Type PFC4(TM) stainless steel fasteners install flush into sheets as thin as .060 in. and up to HRB 88 hardness on Rockwell B scale. They meet UL 1950 service area access requirements, promote quick installation, and eliminate risk of loose parts falling out. With standard Phillips recess, products come in assorted screw lengths and in thread sizes #4-40 through #10-32 and M3-M5.
Original Press Release:
Patented Pem® Type PFC4(TM) Self-Clinching Panel Fasteners Enable Quick Access To Components
Patented PEM® Type PFC4(TM) self-clinching stainless steel panel fasteners install "flush" (on one side) into thin stainless-steel sheets. This type (400 Series stainless steel) can be installed permanently in stainless sheets up to HRB 88 hardness on the Rockwell "B" scale and meets UL 1950 "service area access" requirements to enable subsequent access to an assembly. The side of the sheet opposite installation remains flush.
Ideal for attaching stainless sheets as thin as .060"/1.53mm and for applications requiring high corrosion-resistance, PEM Type PFC4 self-clinching panel fasteners feature a captive-screw design to keep hardware to a minimum, promote quick installation, and eliminate any risk of loose parts falling out and damaging components. A Phillips recess is standard.
PEM Type PFC4 self-clinching panel fasteners (complete spring-loaded assemblies) are available in assorted screw lengths and in thread sizes #4-40 through #10-32 and M3 through M5.
Installation (utilizing a PEMSERTER® or other standard press) is accomplished by inserting the fastener into a properly sized punched or drilled hole, placing the fastener into the hole of the anvil, and positioning the mounting hole over the fastener's shank. Installation is achieved by applying a squeezing force until the shoulder of the retainer comes in contact with the sheet material. There will be no protrusions on the side of the sheet opposite installation.
Contact Michael J. Rossi, PennEngineering® Fastening Technologies, 5190 Old Easton Road, Danboro, PA 18916-1000. Phones: 800-237-4736 (toll-free in the U.S.) or 215-766-8853; Fax: 215-766-0143. Web site: www.pennfast.com