2018年8月27日， PennEngineering®在美国宾夕法尼亚州丹伯勒市，起诉东莞凤岗Pinconn五金加工厂专利和商标侵权获胜。法院判决Pinconn赔付1400万美元并发布了其以”Pinconn”名义开展业务的永久禁令。本案共涉及超过12项针对PennEngineering专利和商标的伪造和侵权。除被永久禁止销售侵权产品并从其网站移除相关侵权内容外，法院还判决Pinconn支付1400万美元的损害赔偿。最终判决已在海关备案，以防止Pinconn产品流入美国市场。 Continue reading
DANBORO, PA, USA, August 27, 2018 – PennEngineering® has obtained a $14,000,000 judgment and permanent injunction against Dongguan Fenggang Pinconn Hardware Factory trading as “Pinconn,” based on Pinconn’s counterfeiting and infringement of more than 12 PennEngineering patents and trademarks. Continue reading
PEM® SFN™ spinning flare nuts from PennEngineering® become permanently captivated upon installation in thin metal sheets and, when paired with a self-clinching stud or other fixed externally threaded hardware, can eliminate all loose fasteners (including flange nuts) in attachment applications. These one-piece, flanged hex nuts additionally will spin freely in a sheet enabling quick attachment to mating hardware. Their use ultimately promotes savings in assembly time and costs. Continue reading
ATLAS® SpinTite® blind threaded inserts from PennEngineering® provide strong, permanent, and reusable threads in thin sheet materials where only one side is accessible for hardware installation. Installation is performed from the accessible “front” side using spin-spin tooling technology. The inserts then become permanently mounted on the “back” side to accept a mating screw for final component attachment. The “blind” installation capability especially suits applications such as tubing, extrusions, and others where access to the back side is either limited or nonexistent. Continue reading
PEM® TSO4™self-clinching threaded standoffs from PennEngineering® offer reliable fastener solutions to securely stack or space components in ultra-thin stainless steel assemblies. These hardened stainless steel fasteners clinch into stainless sheets as thin as .025” / 0.63mm and become permanent parts of an assembly. The standoffs ultimately will reduce the amount of required hardware in an assembly, promote thinner and lighter designs, and minimize typical handling issues associated with loose hardware. Continue reading
New stainless steel PEM® TK™TackSert® pins from PennEngineering® introduce ideal alternatives to screws for attaching thin panels in assemblies. They can securely attach panels of any material to base panels manufactured from common casting materials (such as AZ91D) or plastics (such as ABS and printed circuit boards). Unique design features promote reliable performance in service.
PEM TK TackSert pins deliver multiple advantages over screws by eliminating any need for mating threads from tapped holes or inserts and the rework frequently required due to screw cross-threading and driver bit “cam-out.” Patches intended to prevent fastener loosening in service are unnecessary.
Among pin design features, a tapered tip assists in pin location to enable easier alignment into a base panel, a specially engineered diagonal broaching knurl (instead of threads) creates a firm interference fit without hole-tolerance issues, and a low-profile head minimizes protrusion on the attached panel.
The pins are offered in a variety of lengths and can successfully attach sheets with thicknesses from .067” / 1.7mm to .185” / 4.7mm, depending on pin length. For plastic bases, simple press-in installation without using heat or ultrasonics is performed by preparing properly sized mounting holes in the top sheet and base panel, placing the pin through the hole in the top sheet and into the through or blind mounting hole of the base panel, and then applying sufficient squeezing force using punch and anvil until the head of the pin contacts the top sheet. Pins can even be installed automatically for high-volume jobs.
Detailed specifications, fastener drawings and 3D models, and performance data (Bulletin TK) can be viewed and downloaded for free at www.pemnet.com.
Founded in 1942, PennEngineering (Danboro, PA, USA) is a global leader in the fastening industry with technical and manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia supported by a global engineering-focused sales force and a worldwide network of authorized distributors.