Quick access fasteners for PCI riser cages 31 January 2023

Southco, a designer and manufacturer of engineered access solutions, has expanded its DZUS® product line of quick access fasteners with a new version designed for PCI riser cages which offer quick access and shock resistance when connected to server chassis models.

The new DZUS® D9 Tech Line Quick Access PCI Riser Cage Fastener Assembly accommodates size 2U servers, thus supporting the new type of connector currently deployed by leading server manufacturers. The quick access fastener offers a user-friendly solution for telecom, networking and data storage applications, holding PCI graphics, audio and storage cards securely in place.

Featuring a captive, spring-loaded design and tool-free operation, the fasteners lock firmly into position to provide shock and vibration resistance. The user simply needs to push down on the cap while rotating 180 degrees to fasten the server cage to the mating receptacles on the chassis. Set clamping force provided by the fastener prevents over-tightening.

“The DZUS® D9 Tech Line Quick Access PCI Riser Cage Fastener Assembly offers simple operation and is designed to secure PCI graphics, audio and storage cards. The newest addition to Southco’s DZUS® Fastener series locks into position quickly and can be easily unfastened to save service time,” says Nick Bennett, Global Product Manager, Southco Inc.  

DZUS® D9 is available with multiple stud lengths to ensure compatibility with a variety of PCB thickness ranges, making it easy to install, remove and replace server cards. Also available in multiple colour options, the cap enables designers to designate access through an array of standard and custom colour options. The fasteners have been manufactured to combine Southco’s proven quarter-turn and captive fastening technologies for quick access and reliable clamping force.

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