Providing secure attachment 16 June 2015

PennEngineering® says that its PEM® Type PFC2™ and PFS2™ self-clinching captive panel screws provide secure and permanent attachment for thin metal assemblies; enable subsequent access to an assembly whenever necessary; and eliminate typical issues and risks associated with the handling, installing, and potential loosening of screws in service.

These spring-loaded stainless steel (Type PFC2™) and steel (Type PFS2™) captive panel screws securely attach aluminium or steel sheets as thin as 0.060 inches/1.53mm and exhibit appropriate hardness to effect clinching. They are available in multiple screw lengths and in thread sizes #4 – 40 through 1/4 – 20 and M3 through M6. In addition, both types can be supplied with a DuraBlack™ finish, whether for cosmetic or other purposes.

“The fasteners install quickly and reliably by squeezing them into properly sized holes using a PEMSERTER® press or other standard equipment to develop sufficient force. The force enables the shoulder of the fastener’s retainer to contact with the sheet material and the fastener then clinches permanently into place to become an integral part of an assembly.”

Claire Aldridge Deputy Editor t: +44 (0) 1727 743 889

Having spent a decade in the fastener industry experiencing every facet – from steel mills, fastener manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, as well as machinery builders and plating + coating companies, Claire has developed an in-depth knowledge of all things fasteners.

Alongside visiting numerous companies, exhibitions and conferences around the world, Claire has also interviewed high profile figures – focusing on key topics impacting the sector and making sure readers stay up to date with the latest developments within the industry.