Captive-style fastener prevents over tightening 08 May 2017

Southco® has expanded its DZUS® Quarter-Turn product line with a captive-style fastener that prevents over tightening. 

DZUS® D9 Tech Line Quarter-Turn Fastener combines Southco’s quarter-turn and captive fastening technologies to create a next generation solution that the company says provides consistent, reliable clamping force and quick access.

The DZUS® D9 Tech Line features a captive, spring-loaded design and tool-free operation that provides accurate, secure engagement and vibration resistance, while helping to prevent damage caused by over tightening the fastener.

Available in press in, flare in and surface mount technology styles, the DZUS® D9 Tech Line is available in a variety of stud lengths and mating recepatacle options to accommodate varying panel thickness ranges. Additionally, the DZUS® D9 Tech Line is available with a standard bright metal or ‘prism’ coloured head that can be used to designate access through an array of standard and custom colour options.

“With its quick access design and tool-free operation, Southco’s DZUS® D9 Tech Line Quarter-Turn Fastener provides accurate, secure engagement and vibration resistance. Its captive, spring loaded design provides a set amount of clamping force when fastened, preventing hardware from becoming damaged by over tightening,” comments Jim Grady, global product manager at Southco.

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