ReelFast® Surface Mount Fasteners
If you are already using “Reflow Solder” to create PC Boards, more value can be gained from the already in-place equipment with ReelFast® fasteners.
ReelFast® Surface Mount Fasteners (SMT) mount on PC boards in the same manner, and at the same time as other surface mount components prior to the automated reflow solder process.
The fasteners simply become another board component. This alleviates concerns about potential damage to PC boards due to improper secondary installation operations. The fasteners are provided on tape and reel compatible with existing SMT automated installation equipment.
The benefits of using ReelFast® SMT fasteners are:
- Faster assembly
- Reduced scrap
- Reduced handling
- Reduced rick of board damage
Types of ReelFast® Fasteners
SMTSO™ SMTSOB™ Standoffs
Electronic Steering Control Module
Circuit board standoffs to hold steering control board.
Original parts specified for the project were broaching standoffs from a competitor. PEM® SMTSO™ standoff was offered as an alternative because it would allow for faster production. The fabricator liked the concept and lobbied the OEM to change its design. The PEM® parts were approved and specified in the updated design, even though they were more expensive, as the total installed cost was lower.
EV Fast Charging Station
Originally the application used PEM® steel SMTSO™ standoffs, but the customer needed a more conductive material that didn’t overheat. The SMTSOB™ series was able to meet the customer requirements. The SMTSOB™ standoffs are used to mount the PC boards and for spacing the PC boards.
This EV charging station is primarily aimed for use at motorway service stations and petrol stations.
Fuel quantity indicator
The customer is using four surface mount standoffs to separate two FR4 printed circuit boards of an Indicator housing. The SMTSO™ style allows the customer to install the standoffs closer to the edge of the board than would have been possible with a broaching standoff with no risk of damage to the board.
By using the SMTSO™ standoff, the customer also eliminated the secondary broaching process.
UAV - Unmanned Arial Vehicle
Very small footprint needed for design. Severe duty requirements. Had to meet all DOD MIL specs.
PEM® ReelFast® SMTSK™ KEYHOLE® Standoffs
- Unique barrel design allows for quick attachment and detachment
- Makes horizontal or vertical component mounting possible
- Can be reflowed into a PC Board so a panel can be placed on top
PEM® ReelFast™ SMTSS™ SNAP-TOP® Standoffs
- 4 flexing fingers so a second panel can snap on to the board
- Can be reflowed into a PC Board
ReelFast® SMTPFLSM™ Surface Mount Captive Panel Screws
- All metal captive screw assembly installs in one piece utilizing pick and place method
- Combination drive, Torx® slot
- Solderable finish
- Shoulder provides positive stop during installation
PEM® ReelFast® SMTPF™ Surface Mount Captive Panel Srcrews
- Retainer installed using conventional surface mount technologies
- Simply snap screw into retainer to complete assembly
- Black ABS knob standard
- Optional molded-through colors available
- Available with Torx® recess
R’ANGLE® Right Angle Fasteners
- Ideal for PC board applications
- The bottom of the part allows a cable tie to go through it
The ReelFast® SMTPR-6-1ET and the PEM® PSHP-632-0L422 components are combined to produce a surface-mounted panel fastener in the customer’s trademark color. This replaced the competition’s metal snap-in panel fastener, as potential board damage has caused them to look for fasteners that are installed without applying pressure to the PC boards.
SMTPFLSM-M3-0ET plus 3 other SMTSOB™
The ReelFast® SMTSO standoff was chosen to space the two PC boards apart from each other, and the SMTPFLSM™ panel fastener was chosen to enable their convenient removal and reassembly.
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