PennEngineering® Earns Spot in Inaugural Class of Fastener Innovation Awards from Worldwide Fastener Sources

On the strength of PennEngineering®’s dedication to innovating through ongoing research and design, global fastening technology expert Worldwide Fastener Sources has recognized industry leader PennEngineering® with a Fastener Innovation Award for its excellence in new product development.

Worldwide Fastener Sources President Mark McGuire said criteria for the recognition included continuous improvement with innovative solutions for fastening applications. A driving force in the evaluation process was that fasteners be innovative in assemblies today and that they will become tomorrow’s standard.

“There are thousands of types of fasteners,” McGuire says. “We want to recognize companies that are innovating fastening throughout numerous applications and industries globally.”

Worldwide Fastener Sources bestowed the award for the first time in 2019. Nine companies, including PennEngineering®, received the recognition and earned a spot in the first class of honorees.

“We are honored by this recognition from Worldwide Fastener Sources,” says Brian Bentrim, VP, New Product Development and Product Engineering at PennEngineering®. “This award indicates that the industry recognizes the need for ongoing investment in research and development. Through our dedication to innovating fastener technology, Penn Engineering is able develop fastening technologies that don’t just meet specific needs but are also strong, light and easy to install.”

New microPEM® ClampDisk™ Fastener Offers Innovative Alternative to Traditional Automotive & Consumer Electronics Assemblies

DANBORO, Pa., October 21, 2019 (Newswire.com) – Global industry leader PennEngineering has announced the launch of the new microPEM® ClampDisk™ Press-on Fastener. Designed as a unique alternative in assemblies for the automotive electronics and consumer electronics markets, the ClampDisk™ micro fastener delivers a fast, simple way to achieve sheet-to-sheet clamped attachment while replacing the use of standard screws, nuts, and adhesives.

This innovative technology reduces the risk of installation issues that are often experienced during the assembly process when traditional fasteners are used. The most common challenges that can be eliminated or reduced by using ClampDisk™ include over installation, cross-threading, stripped screw heads, broken screws, and damaged product.

More about the microPEM®ClampDisk™ Press-on Fastener:
Ideal for micro/targeted applications in automotive electronics and consumer electronics assemblies:
· First micro fastener of its kind on the market at this size/shape
· Installs onto a pin or cast post
· Used for sheet-to-sheet attachment
· Part provides a clamping load from the flexing of its downward facing flanges located along part’s perimeter
· Can be used to replace a number of welded screw, nut, or adhesive assemblies
· Can be easily removed with a sharp-edged tool
· Compatible with multiple materials
· Rapid, easy installation – axial installation force
· Tamper-resistant design

View an animated demo of the ClampDisk™ product.

About PennEngineering
Since 1942, PennEngineering has enjoyed a sustained reputation as the global leader in the fastening industry. The company’s leading brand, PEM® and microPEM® fasteners are considered the premier product in the thin sheet fastening industry, while 6 additional respected brands support our expansive capabilities:; Haeger® hardware insertion machines; PROFIL®specialty fasteners; ATLAS® brand rivet nuts; PennAuto™ high-strength fastener solutions; SI® brand inserts and Heyco® molded and stamped products.
PennEngineering’s steadfast commitment to engineering expertise and global innovation ensures that we continue to grow our portfolio with technologies and solutions that allow our customers to not only keep pace with marketplace challenges – but exceed them.

Join Us at Fabtech 2019

Join PennEngineering® and Haeger® at FABTECH 2019 – North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event. Our team of industry experts will be on hand to share the latest innovations from PEM® Fasteners and Haeger® Insertion Machines – your Total System Solution.

FABTECH 2019 – November 11-14

McCormick Place, Chicago, IL

Booth A4513
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Zygology Engineered Assembly Launches Real-time PEM® Product Data Integration for their Online Store

DANBORO, PA (September 9, 2019) – As a key distributor of PEM® brand products in the UK, Zygology Engineered Assembly has enhanced their customers’ online buying experience through the deployment of Thomas Connect™, a new data solution from Thomas™, a leader in product sourcing technology.

Detailed technical data for of PEM assembly solutions seamlessly integrates with Zygology’s online store in real-time – enabling a superior information-sharing relationship between manufacturer and distributor.

The Thomas Connect™ technology will also help companies in the UK find Zygology’s range of PEM products more easily on local search engines.

The Thomas Connect™ real-time integration is available to all authorized PEM™ distributors. For more information, please contact [email protected]

Click here to see Zygology’s new online experience in action.

About PennEngineering
Since 1942, PennEngineering has enjoyed a sustained reputation as the global front-runner in the fastening industry. The company’s leading brand, PEM®, is considered the premier product in the thin sheet fastening industry, while 7 other respected brands support our expansive capabilities: microPEM® fasteners; Haeger® hardware insertion machines; PROFIL® specialty fasteners; ATLAS® brand rivet nuts; PennAuto™ high-strength fastener solutions; SI® brand inserts and Heyco® molded and stamped products.
Penn Engineering’s steadfast commitment to engineering expertise and global innovation ensures that we continue to grow our portfolio with technologies and solutions that allow our customers to not only keep pace with marketplace challenges – but exceed them.

PennEngineering® Achieves ISO 14001:2015 Certification for Global Headquarters

DANBORO, PA (August 20, 2019) – PennEngineering, a global leader in the fastening industry, has been awarded ISO 14001:2015 (Environmental Management System) certification for their global headquarters in Danboro, Pennsylvania.

This is the fifth PennEngineering facility to achieve this accreditation, which reflects the company’s ongoing commitment to environmental responsibility and the advancement of sustainability practices.

The ISO 14001:2015 certification recognizes that PennEngineering has successfully implemented an environmental management system (EMS) that adheres to key elements within ISO 14001 and meets required standards for conserving natural resources, minimizing waste, and reducing the company’s environmental footprint both locally and globally.

This certification applies to the design and manufacture of their self-clinching fasteners, threaded inserts, and other threaded and unthreaded fasteners that fall under the PEM®, microPEM®, PROFIL® and Atlas® brands that are manufactured in Danboro, Pennsylvania. The company’s wide range of fastening solutions are used worldwide by top automotive brands and leading brands in the consumer electronics, industrial, and electric vehicle markets.

“Being good stewards of global sustainability is a rising priority not only for our organization but for our customers around the world. Our latest ISO certification ensures our partners that we’re committed to taking the lead in improving our environmental impact today and as we look to the future,” shared Matthew Miller, PennEngineering’s Director of Environmental, Health & Safety for North America.

Obtaining ISO 14001 certification was the result of a far-reaching two-year commitment on the part of multiple PennEngineering Danboro divisions including facilities, operations, and supply chain. Through comprehensive internal reviews of their sustainability practices, the company achieved all compliance obligations at the federal, state, and local level. Annual audits by the international registrar, NSF-IR, will measure PennEngineering’s ongoing efforts for improved environmental performance.

To view PennEngineering’s latest ISO 14001:2015 certification, click here. For a complete list of all Quality Approvals and Certifications, click here.

About PennEngineering
Since 1942, PennEngineering has enjoyed a sustained reputation as the global front-runner in the fastening industry. The company’s leading brand, PEM®, is considered the premier product in the thin sheet fastening industry, while 7 other respected brands support our expansive capabilities: microPEM® fasteners; Haeger® hardware insertion machines; PROFIL® specialty fasteners; ATLAS® brand rivet nuts; PennAuto™ high-strength fastener solutions; SI® brand inserts and Heyco® molded and stamped products.
Penn Engineering’s steadfast commitment to engineering expertise and global innovation ensures that we continue to grow our portfolio with technologies and solutions that allow our customers to not only keep pace with marketplace challenges – but exceed them.