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PEM® Type SL™ Self-Clinching Steel Locknuts for Thin Metal Assemblies Integrate Unique TRI-DENT® Feature to Hold Mating Screws Tight

PEM® Type SL™ self-clinching steel locknuts from PennEngineering® integrate a unique TRI-DENT® locking feature to hold mating screws tight over time by providing sufficient torsional resistance to withstand vibration, thermal cycling, and other disruptive forces that could loosen the screws in service. These prevailing torque locknuts, which meet 3 cycle locking performance to effectively “self-lock” the threads of mating screws, further will allow for the screws to be removed and re-attached repeatedly as needed without compromising the locking threads.

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ATLAS® Products Division of PennEngineering® Wins a First-Place Supplier Award for 2016 from Fastenal®

The ATLAS® Products division of PennEngineering® has won a first-place Supplier Award for 2016 from Fastenal®, the largest distributor of threaded fasteners in North America. The award in the “Direct Ship” class of Fastenal’s annual “Supplier Scorecard” program recognizes outstanding performance according to a variety of critical operational procedures. ATLAS ultimately was ranked the top yearly performer among 35 eligible peer suppliers in the “Direct Ship” class.

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New Aluminum Versions of SI® Threaded Inserts for Plastics Introduce Lead-Free and Lightweight Alternatives to Brass Counterparts

New aluminum versions of SI® brand threaded inserts from PennEngineering® introduce lead-free and lightweight alternatives to brass counterparts and offer ideal solutions to eliminate potential environmental and recycling issues while contributing to overall lighter assemblies. The aluminum option – approximately 70% lighter than brass equivalents – can be specified for all types of SI inserts and augments the standard line of brass and corrosion-resistant lead-free stainless steel products. All provide durable and reusable metal threads in plastics to accept mating hardware and subsequently allow for access to an assembly whenever required.

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New PEM® Self-Clinching Stainless Steel Standoff Fasteners with Nickel Plating Provide Ideal Corrosion Resistance and Attractive Finish in Stainless Assemblies

New PEM® self-clinching stainless steel standoff fasteners with bright nickel plating provide ideal corrosion resistance and contribute to an attractive finish in stainless steel assemblies. These 400 Series stainless steel threaded fasteners from PennEngineering® allow for the mounting, spacing, or stacking of panels, boards, or components and will install reliably into thin stainless host sheets by pressing them into pre-punched and properly sized round mounting holes. After installation into sheets with hardness up to HRB 88 / HB 183, they become permanent parts of an assembly and will not loosen or fall out. A mating screw completes the attachment process.

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PEM® Fasteners for Printed Circuit Board Applications

Several dedicated families of PEM® fasteners from PennEngineering® enable secure and reliable attachment for a wide range of printed circuit board applications. Depending on type and style, these fastener solutions can satisfy component-to-board, board-to-board, board-to-chassis, or stacking or spacing attachment challenges. They offer practical alternatives to loose hardware and other joining methods, install permanently without secondary operations, and ultimately can simplify and streamline assembly.

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PEM® Type MSO4™ microPEM® Self-Clinching Standoff Fasteners Mount and/or Space Components in Compact Electronic Assemblies

PEM® Type MSO4™ microPEM® self-clinching standoff fasteners from PennEngineering® enable components to be mounted and/or spaced in compact electronic assemblies, especially suiting applications where space may be extremely limited for attachment hardware. These stainless steel fasteners install easily into thin metal host sheets by pressing them into pre-punched and properly sized mounting holes. After installation, they become permanent parts of an assembly and will not loosen or fall out. A mating screw completes component attachment.

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PEM® Self-Clinching Pilot Pins in Several Variations Provide Solutions for Precise Positioning, Alignment, or Pivot Applications

PEM® self-clinching pilot pins from PennEngineering® are offered in a variety of designs to provide ideal hardware solutions for positioning, alignment, or pivot applications. All install in thin metal sheets and become permanent parts of an assembly. All install easily into thin metal sheets by pressing them into a pre-punched mounting hole of the proper size. After installation they become permanent parts of an assembly. Continue reading

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