Aluminum and Stainless Steel microPEM TackSert Pins

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

LabStarter Kits and Lab Essentials Kit for new lab startup and replenishment needs

Edmund Optics® (EO) introduces three new kits that are integral to starting a brand new lab and keeping it stocked. The Lab Starter Kits are available in English and Metric based mounting versions and feature essential products that are useful for any lab, from optics to detectors to cleaning and tools. The Lab Essentials Kit includes many components that

PEM® Type SL™ Self-Clinching Steel Locknuts for Thin Metal Assemblies Integrate Unique TRI-DENT® Feature to Hold Mating Screws Tight

PEM® Type SL™ self-clinching steel locknuts from PennEngineering® integrate a unique TRI-DENT® locking feature to hold mating screws tight over time by providing sufficient torsional resistance to withstand vibration, thermal cycling, and other disruptive forces that could loosen the screws in service. These prevailing torque locknuts, which meet 3 cycle locking performance to effectively “self-lock”

Accurate Screw Machine achieves AS9100 REV C Certification

New Jersey-based manufacturer demonstrates its continual dedication to producing the highest quality, custom hardware, fasteners and machined components for the aerospace market. CHICAGO, IL – Accurate Screw Machine (ASM), a division of MW Industries, Inc., is pleased to announce its achievement of AS9100 Rev. C certification for its Fairfield, New Jersey manufacturing plant. AS9100 registration

Spindle Screw Pump Provides Higher Performance, Efficiency and Reliability for Liquid Cooling Systems

Laird (LRD: London) has developed a spindle screw pump that delivers consistent and reliable performance in liquid cooling systems (LCS). Compared to centrifugal pumps, Laird’s spindle screw technology can pump fluids of higher viscosity without losing flow rate, and pressure changes have little impact on pump performance. This is vital in high G-force applications, such

4C Wing Knob Captive Screw from Southco

Southco, Inc., has recently expanded its captive hardware line with the addition of a captive screw that offers tool-free access. The new 4C Wing Knob Captive Screw enables quick-access fastening, and features an over-molded, distinctively contoured wing-style head design that can be used to designate access through an array of standard and custom color options.

Reliably attach printed circuit boards

These ReelFast surface mount fasteners have a variety of attachment options for printed circuit board applications. Depending on type, the fasteners can be specified to mount, stack, or space boards; attach components to boards; create right-angle attachment points on boards; or enable repeated access without requiring loose screws. All types are supplied on tape and

New surface mount fasteners offers reliable attachment solutions for printed circuit boards

The expanding line of PEM ReelFast surface mount fasteners from PennEngineering offers a variety of reliable attachment solutions for printed circuit board applications. Depending on type, the fasteners can be specified to mount, stack, or space boards; attach components to boards; create right-angle attachment points on boards; or enable repeated access without requiring loose screws.

J.W. Winco, Inc. Gn 252.5 Threaded Plugs Perform Spring Retention

J.W. Winco, Inc., a supplier of standard industrial machine components, announced it now offers GN 252.5 Stainless Steel Threaded Plugs in metric sizes. These RoHS-compliant threaded plugs can be used as spring retention units or as plugs to keep debris from entering into critical threaded areas. The PRB thread coating (polyamide allround coating) acts as

New PEM® ReelFast® Surface Mount Spring-Loaded Captive Panel Screws Install Precisely and Permanently Where Designed on Printed Circuit Boards

New PEM® ReelFast® surface mount spring-loaded captive panel screws (Type SMTPFLSM™) from PennEngineering® install precisely and permanently where designed on printed circuit boards to provide secure attachment and allow for subsequent access whenever necessary. These all-metal captive screw assemblies mount in one piece on boards using the pick-and-place method and will install in the same

PennEngineering awarded U.S. Patent for unique heat sink mounting system

PennEngineering® has been awarded U.S. Patent No. 9,113,567 for a unique three-piece heat sink mounting system designed to securely attach heat sinks to printed circuit boards while providing firm and constant contact to the chip component for optimized heat dissipation.  The inventor of this dynamic mounting system is Robert F. Stotz, Jr. The patented mounting

PEM self-clinching blind nuts feature ‘closed-end’ design

PEM® self-clinching blind nuts from PennEngineering® permanently install into thin metal sheets to provide reliable and re-usable metal threads for accepting mating screws and completing final component attachment in an assembly.  Their “blind,” closed-end design effectively creates a barrier to protect the nut’s threads against foreign matter and to prevent potential damage to internal components

Turning to captive panel screws

by Leon M. Attarian, Director of Global Marketing, PennEngineering Panel fastener assemblies, like captive panel screws, allow for repeated access to equipment while minimizing loose hardware. Panel fastener assemblies, which integrate captivated screws and mount permanently to an assembly, can securely attach equipment panels, covers, drawers, racks and similar components, while allowing for subsequent and

Micro series lead screws

Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions proudly introduces their Kerk® Micro Series Lead Screw Assemblies. Haydon Kerk, recognized as a worldwide leader in linear motion, has applied their experience and knowledge of precision thread rolling to a new range of micro-sized lead screws. Standard configurations include 2mm diameter screws with leads ranging from 0.3mm to 2mm per

Grab parts and savings with SinterGrip jaws for Kurt vises | IMTS 2014

Patented, award-winning vise jaws for 6-in Kurt vises sale priced at $644 for IMTS. Grip on as little as 3.5 mm of material for precision 5-axis machining of high-value parts. OML’s SinterGrip vise jaws make it easy to get a tight grip on as little as 3.5 mm of part material for high-rate, high-accuracy metal

PEM® Type TSO4™ Self-Clinching Standoffs

New PEM® Type TSO4™ self-clinching stainless steel standoffs introduced by PennEngineering® provide ideal fastener solutions for stacking or spacing components to (or from) ultra-thin stainless steel panels. These specially hardened stainless fasteners install reliably and permanently into stainless steel sheets as thin as .025”/0.63mm with only a single mating screw required for final component attachment.

J.W. Winco, Inc. Set Screws Have Retaining Magnet

J.W. Winco, Inc., a supplier of standard industrial machine components, announced it now offers GN 913.6 Steel Set Screws with Retaining Magnet, in metric sizes. These RoHS-compliant set screws are a shielded magnetic assembly. One possible use for these set screws is as work piece stops, with the magnet holding the work-piece in place. The

Self-Clinching Fastener Solutions

PEM Types PF50 and PF60 self-clinching captive panel screws keep hardware parts count to a minimum by integrating a captive screw in a spring-loaded assembly to promote easy and efficient handling and installation.  Their permanent mounting in thin metal assemblies additionally eliminates any risks associated with loose hardware that could fall out, get lost, or misplaced

Arnold Umformtechnik introduces the ThreadLoc System

We’ve all had annoying experiences with loose threaded fasteners, such as loose screws in eyeglasses or door handles. In the worst case, they can even lead to truly hazardous situations. With its innovative ThreadLoc system, Arnold Umformtechnik has now developed a unique complete range of chemical and mechanical thread locking technologies that can meet the

J.W. WINCO Spring Bolt Options Include Knobs

J.W. Winco announced it now offers GN 313 Spring Bolts, in metric sizes.  Versions with or without pull knob are available, as well as with or without internal thread in the plunger pin. The plunger pin in these RoHS-complaint spring bolts does not protrude in the inoperative position.  It can be operated manually via the

Self-Clinching Flush Nuts Install Without Protrusions

PEMSERT self-clinching flush nuts introduce solutions for attachment applications where thin metal sheets can benefit from the introduction of strong load-bearing threads without creating any protrusions on either side.  Upon their permanent installation in aluminum or steel sheets as thin as .060” / 1.5mm, both the top and bottom of the sheet remain flush with only

Ferrule-Lock launches three-piece locknut system

Ferrule-Lock has introduced a vibration-proof, locknut system. The versatile three-piece locknut technology provides greater holding power than other locknut systems for high-vibration applications. Excluding improper joint design, vibration is the most common cause of joint failure. Ferrule-Lock’s patented design utilizes a simple and effective  innovation borrowed from the tube fitting industry that is easy to

AutomationDirect expands hand tool offering

AutomationDirect has expanded its line of Wera hand tools to include ratchets and sockets, as well as combination wrenches, nut drivers, chisel drivers and additional screwdrivers. Seven-piece nutdriver sets made of chrome plated steel feature hollow shanks to allow access to nuts on long screws and  are available in inch and metric sizes. When regular

SPIROL Releases New Version of Precision Machined Nut Catalog

SPIROL has released the newest version of our Precision Machined Nut catalog. This new catalog details the differences between Machined Nuts and Stamped Nuts, and demonstrates through Engineering Case Studies when a precision part would be beneficial. In addition, it contains the specifications for all 11 standard series of Nuts – as well as a description of the special variations

Hardened Steel Shoulder Screws from J.W. Winco

J.W. Winco, Inc. now offers ISO 7379 Hardened Steel Shoulder Screws, in metric sizes. These RoHS compliant shoulder screws are cost-saving construction components for a wide variety of different uses. They are made of blackened steel with a tensile strength of 1200 N/mm2 (strength class 12.9). Shoulder dimension is ground. Shoulder screws are offered in