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

SPIROL introduces molded-in aluminum threaded inserts for plastics

SPIROL is pleased to introduce a high performance line of Molded-in Inserts for Plastics manufactured from aluminum. The robust design of the Series 60 Blind-End and Series 61 Through-Hole Inserts consists of axial grooves to maximize torque resistance, balanced with radial undercuts to achieve high-pull out force. These Molded-in Inserts are designed to be placed

Emerson Automation in Las Vegas — New technologies for packaging industry

Pack Expo in Las Vegas this year was a huge success with more than 29,500 attendees and dozens of new design solutions of display. One supplier at the show making quite a number of important announcements was Emerson Automation. Emerson’s technologies help packaging lines gain flexibility by accommodating numerous package sizes and complexities; reduce losses

Special adhesives bring clarity to optic applications

Fiber optic, opto-electronic and photonic applications must have superior transparency, requiring optically clear epoxies, polysulfides, and silicones that exhibit excellent light transmission. Contributed by Rohit Ramnath, Senior Product Engineer, Master Bond Optical transmission, the ability for light to be channeled through a material, is particularly important for fiber optic, opto-electronic and photonic applications. As a

PEM® VariMount® Fastening System Enables Use of Self-Clinching Fasteners

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

ArmorGalv®, a 1,000+ Hour Corrosion Resistant Coating, for Tubular Products

SPIROL is pleased to introduce ArmorGalv®, a Thermal Zinc Diffusion coating, as a standard finish option for their engineered fasteners. This uniform deposition coating is poised to revolutionize the industrial fastener market with 1,000+ hours of corrosion resistance, no risk of hydrogen embrittlement, and no insignificant surfaces! SPIROL is initially rolling out ArmorGalv® for their

Structural bonding solutions for plastics

By Rachel B. Nashett, Application Engineer-Henkel Corporation Plastics have become an integral part of everyday life. It would be difficult to identify a manufacturing process that does not use plastics. Even products that appear to be composed exclusively of metals are usually coated, sealed, or adhesively joined using polymeric materials which improve the performance, appearance,

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”

Room Temperature Curing Epoxy Features Low Thermal Resistance

Formulated for use in demanding thermal management applications, Master Bond EP30TC is a two component epoxy that contains a robust thermally conductive filler with very fine particle sizes. This NASA low outgassing certified system can be used for bonding, coating, sealing and encapsulating for the aerospace, electronic, optical and OEM industries. EP30TC exhibits a thermal

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

Surface mount fasteners go with the flow

by Leon M. Attarian, PennEngineering Switching to surface mount spacers reduces hardware requirements and simplifies installation. Application challenge: One of Penn Engineering’s manufacturing customers was constantly experiencing production delays for an application where printed circuit boards were mounted to daughter boards in a line card for optical fiber telecom equipment. Line cards are modular electronic

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.

Boker’s expands manufacturing capabilities for finishing washers

Boker’s has expanded its manufacturing capabilities to produce custom finishing washers, giving assembly applications a more precise, high-quality look and complete finish. Finishing washers, also referred to as “countersunk washers,” provide a flush surface and are custom manufactured in several common styles including: 90°, angle, flanged, un-flanged and rolled flange. In addition to achieving a

New latches with gripping tray, lockable, in metric sizes

J.W. Winco has announced it now offers GN 115.10 Latches with Gripping Tray, Lockable, in metric sizes. These RoHS-compliant latches with gripping tray are used in applications that require a molded recess in addition to the latching mechanism, e.g. if operating elements are not allowed to protrude for reasons of space. A rotary movement (limited

Advanced epoxy adhesives revolutionize structural bonding

by Walter Brenner, PhD, Founder, Master Bond Inc. Structural polymers offer distinct advantages over traditional fastening methods. Here, we explore the cornerstones of successful structural bonding. Structural bonding is defined as the process of joining parts together using an adhesive as opposed to conventional mechanical fasteners or assembly methods such as soldering, brazing or welding.

Vibration and shock absorption mount

J.W. Winco, Inc., a leading supplier of standard industrial machine components, announced it now offers GN 253 Vibration / Shock Absorption Mounts, in inch and metric sizes. These RoHS-compliant mounts are also known as shock absorbing mounts, vibration mounts, anti-vibration mounts, vibration bobbins, or rubber bumpers. They are frequently used as end-stop bumpers, e.g., for

Self-clinching nuts install with minimal footprint in stainless steel sheets

New PEM Type SMPP self-clinching nuts from PennEngineering install permanently in ultra-thin stainless steel sheets and provide dimensionally ideal solutions for stainless assemblies where space for attachment hardware may be limited. A minimal footprint resulting from an overall low-profile design combines low height (.065” / 1.4mm) and small diameter (.220” / 5.6mm) with close-to-edge mounting

Long hex key sets with ball end are color coded

J.W. Winco, Inc., a leading supplier of standard industrial machine components, announced it now offers No. 911LG-H100F Long Arm Hexagon Key Sets with Ball End (100 Degree Angle), in inch sizes. These RoHS-compliant hex keys feature color-coding that enables them to be found faster and reduces mix-up. 100° bend provides better screw access through reduced

New cutting edge bent shank tapper comes to Buckeye Fasteners

Buckeye Fasteners has added a Shimazu Bent Shank Tapper to their Cleveland, Ohio operation. Buckeye Fasteners, established in 1905, services the automotive, appliance, food equipment, medical, metalworking, and furniture industries. The new Shimazu machine will take the place of two older machines and is one of many initiatives Buckeye Fasteners is taking to provide cutting-edge

Cover caps work with angle brackets for profile systems

J.W. Winco, Inc., a supplier of standard industrial machine components, announced it now offers metric size GN 963 Cover Caps for GN 960 and 961 metric size Angle Brackets. These RoHS-compliant cover caps are suitable for use with GN 960 and GN 961 angle brackets for aluminum T-slot profile systems. After the angle brackets are

Two component strengthened epoxy offers chemical, abrasion and high temperature resistance

Featuring a silicon carbide filler, Master Bond Supreme 45HTQ-4 is a toughened epoxy for high performance bonding, sealing, coating and casting. This specialty system can be used for a wide variety of special industrial, aerospace, OEM and oil processing applications, especially in downhole situations. Supreme 45HTQ-4 has the unique combination of exceptional chemical, temperature and

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

Epoxy for chip coating applications meets NASA low outgassing specifications

Formulated for many electronic applications, Master Bond Supreme 3HTND-2CCM is a multifunctional epoxy that is well suited for chip coating, glob top and die attach applications as well as for bonding, sealing and encapsulation. Since it is a one part system, it does not require mixing and has an “unlimited” working life at room temperature.

New compact, study latch clamps

J.W. Winco, Inc. has announced it now offers GN 854 Latch Clamps with Trigger Function, in metric sizes. The outstanding feature of these RoHS-compliant latch clamps is their highly robust, sturdy, and compact design, permitting their use under demanding conditions, e.g. exposure to high temperatures, dust, spray mist, etc. The specially designed catch allows the

Threaded metal inserts for permanent installation in plastic materials offer quick access to assemblies

SI threaded inserts from PennEngineering provide durable and reusable metal threads in plastic materials to accept mating hardware and subsequently allow for access to an assembly whenever required. Unlike fixed and unyielding joining methods, such as adhesives or rivets, the inserts ultimately offer the capability to disassemble and re-attach plastic components easily and quickly without