New microPEM® MSOFS™ flaring standoffs from PennEngineering® provide ideal miniature fastener solutions to attach and/or space components in compact electronic assemblies. They install permanently in thin panels of any hardness and material, including stainless steel, other metals, plastics, and printed circuit boards. A unique flaring feature adds value by allowing for installation into multiple panels. Continue reading
PEMHEX® self-clinching prevailing torque locknuts from PennEngineering® integrate a trademarked blue nylon hexagonal insert designed to prevent mating screws from loosening in service due to vibration, thermal cycling, or other application-related factors. The reusable locking element provides the necessary torque resistance to securely grip mating screws and allow for their repeated installation and removal over time. The primary advantage of this locking method is to greatly reduce the possibility of conductive debris being generated from repeated installation and removal of mating screws. Thread-locking torque performance is equivalent to applicable NASM25027 specifications. Continue reading
Aluminum and stainless steel microPEM® TackSert® pins from PennEngineering® provide cost-effective alternatives to micro screws for attaching top panels to base panels or chassis in compact electronic assemblies. They will attach top panels of any material to a base or chassis manufactured from common cast metals (such as magnesium and aluminum) or plastics (such as ABS and printed circuit boards). The pins ultimately eliminate many of the costs and issues associated with screws and integrate unique design features promoting reliable and effective performance. Continue reading
Global leader in innovative fastening technologies and solutions, PennEngineering® will exhibit a unique integration of its PEMSERTER® Series 3000™ Automatic-feed Fastener Installation Press and Universal Robot’s UR5 Collaborative Industrial Robot at Blechexpo, Stuttgart, on stand 4313 between 7th and 10th November 2017. Continue reading
LAS VEGAS, NV – PennEngineering® (Danboro, PA) has initiated a federal infringement action against Dongguan Fenggang Pinconn Hardware Factory (trading as “Pinconn”). The complaint alleges patent infringement, trademark infringement, false designation of origin, and counterfeiting under United States law, as well as common law trademark infringement and unfair competition.
New PEM® S-RT™ self-clinching free-running locknuts from PennEngineering® feature a modified thread angle enabling easier tightening of mating screws and superior vibration-resistant locking performance in thin metal assemblies. The modified thread formation allows mating screws to spin freely during the attachment process until clamp load is induced during the screw-tightening process. Continue reading
PennEngineering®, a global leader in fastening technologies, has expanded operations in Galway, Ireland, with a new 80,000-square-foot manufacturing and research facility. The new facility becomes the primary manufacturing site for all PEM® self-clinching fastener products sold throughout Europe. In addition, the site houses a newly created Research and Development Center and an Application Engineering Center providing all-encompassing custom fastener and installation design and test capabilities. Continue reading
PEMSERT® self-clinching flush nuts from PennEngineering® ideally suit attachment applications where a thin metal sheet requires load-bearing threads stronger than tapped holes but must remain flat without any protrusions on either side of the sheet. They can be installed before sheet bending and forming to provide threads for mating hardware in sections that otherwise would be inaccessible for fastener installation after chassis are formed. Their uniquely designed hexagonal head and clinch technology ensures high axial and torsional strength in service. Ultimately, the nuts install permanently, will never loosen or fall out, and leave surfaces unmarred to enhance the functional and cosmetic qualities of assemblies. Continue reading
PEM® FHL™ and FHLS™ self-clinching flush-head studs from PennEngineering® feature a unique low-displacement head design enabling close-to-edge installation of the fasteners in thin metal sheets. The studs provide ideal attachment solutions compared with weld studs and other conventional hardware by promoting easier and cleaner installation with fewer production steps and more reliable performance in service. Since the studs install permanently, they will never loosen or fall out over time.
New PEM® SMTSSS™ ReelFast® SNAP-TOP® standoff fasteners from PennEngineering® hold printed circuit boards securely in assemblies without requiring mating screws or other loose threaded hardware to complete attachment. These unthreaded standoffs promote streamlined production by easily installing in boards in the same manner and at the same time as other surface mount components prior to the automated reflow solder process. They ultimately enable precise and reliable mounting and spacing of boards using less hardware and fewer operations.