Press Release Summary:
PEMÂ® self-clinching nuts and studs, which include SH™ hard panel nuts and HFLH™ hard panel studs, are designed for permanent installation into hard sheet materials andÂ suitÂ automotive component attachment applications. Manufactured from hardened alloy steel, products enable close-to-edge mounting without risking panel buckling, eliminate need for embossing operations, and can be installed automatically using standard press or in-die technology.
Original Press Release:
New PEM® Self-Clinching Nuts and Studs for Hard Sheet Materials Deliver Design and Assembly Benefits for Automotive Applications
New PEM® self-clinching nuts and studs introduced for permanent installation into especially hard sheet materials deliver design and assembly benefits for automotive component attachment applications. Both types (SH™ hard panel nuts and HFLH™ hard panel studs) are manufactured from hardened alloy steel to provide stronger thread strength. They further enable close-to-edge mounting without risking panel buckling and resolve environmental concerns typically associated with alternative thin-sheet fastening devices.
In addition, these fasteners can promote lower installed cost by eliminating any need for embossing operations, reducing the amount of required hardware in an assembly, and installing automatically using a standard press or in-die technology.
Type SH™ hard panel nuts feature a small outer diameter and lightweight design. They can install reliably into high-strength steel sheets at 975MPa maximum ultimate tensile and in panels as hard as HRC 30 / HB 277 or less on the Rockwell “C” and Brinell scales, respectively. Host panels can be as thin as 1.4mm / .056” and, upon fastener installation, the reverse side of the panel remains flush to enhance cosmetics. Nut thread sizes range from M6 through M10 / ¼-20 through 3/8-16.
Type HFLH™ hard panel studs can install into high-strength steel sheets at 700MPa maximum ultimate tensile and in panels as hard as HRB 96 / HB 216 or less on the Rockwell “B” and Brinell scales, respectively. Host panels can be as thin as 1mm / .040”. Stud thread sizes range from M5 though M8 /#10-32 through 5/16-18.
Detailed specifications, CAD models, and performance data (Bulletin HPF) 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