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Self-Clinching Fasteners enable sheet-to-sheet attachment.
Press Release Summary:
May 04, 2015 - Designed for installation into stainless steel or higher-strength aluminum alloy sheets, microPEMÂ® TackPinÂ® Type T4™ Self-clinching Fasteners are suited for electronic assemblies where disassembly will not be required. Units feature interference fit to minimize hole tolerance issues, tapered tip to assist in location, and low-profile head. Manufactured from 400 Series stainless steel, fasteners eliminate screw-related issues, such as cross threading, torque control, and vibration back-out.
Original Press Release
New Patented microPEM® TackPin® Type T4(TM) Self-Clinching Fasteners Introduced for Stainless Steel or Higher-Strength Aluminum Alloy Sheets
Press release date: Apr 30, 2015
Noteworthy fastener design features include an interference fit to minimize hole tolerance issues, a tapered tip to assist in location, and a low-profile head to save space.
Manufactured from 400 Series stainless steel, microPEM Type T4 fasteners install easily by first preparing properly sized mounting holes in the sheet to be attached and the base panel. After inserting the fastener into these holes, squeezing force is applied to complete the installation process. The fastener’s head will then hold the top sheet (as thin as 0.2 mm / .008”) firmly and permanently in place. The base panel can be as hard as HRB 88 or less on the Rockwell “B” scale and at least 0.89 mm / .035” in thickness.
Detailed specifications, CAD models, installation animations, and performance data (Bulletin T4) for these RoHS-compliant fasteners can be accessed at 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