New PEM® 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.
DANBORO, PA, USA, July 20, 2017 – Rocky Pinheiro has joined PennEngineering® as Global Vice President of Quality, it was announced today by the Company. Pinheiro will be responsible for driving enterprise-wide quality systems improvement, excellence, and evolution and will function as a corporate source matter expert with PennEngineering’s established quality teams in each plant and selling organization.
DANBORO, PA, June 28, 2017 – PennEngineering® is pleased to announce the acquisition of Whitesell® Formed Components, with operations in Waterford, Romulus and Novi, MI, and Whitesell® Canada in Vaughan, Ontario, Canada.
The PEM® VariMount® fastening system from PennEngineering® enables the use of PEM® self-clinching fasteners for attachment applications in composites, plastics, metal, and any rigid material or panel. The system integrates a self-clinching nut, stud, or standoff pre-installed permanently into a steel or stainless steel base plate. The base plate with multiple radial holes effectively becomes a mounting platform, which can be bonded or mechanically attached to virtually any rigid material. Once mounted, the pre-installed PEM self-clinching fastener ultimately is positioned where designed to accept mating hardware.