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.
The 4C Wing Knob offers simplified positioning of sliding components, simple installation and quick-release for easy removal. Press-in, flare-in and Surface Mount Technology (SMT) options provide versatility for fastening and unfastening by hand when mounting doors, panels and other hardware components in applications where tool-free access is desired.
Southco is the leading supplier of front panel hardware meeting xTCA requirements, with expertise in the functionality, flexibility, ergonomics and technicalities of PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group (PICMG) standards affecting AdvancedTCA® (ATCA), AdvancedMC™ (AMC), and MicroTCA®. As a member of PICMG, Southco has developed a full range of products including ejector handles, alignment/keying blocks and captive retention screws in accordance with their standards.
Global Product Manager Jim Grady adds, “Southco’s newest 4C Captive Screw features a distinctive and attractive wing-style head design, and provides for easy hands-on/hands-off access and color options that allow engineers to easily designate access points based on the unique requirements of the application.”