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Self-Clinching Standoff Fasteners for Ultra-Thin Stainless-Steel Assemblies
New PEM Type TSO4 self-clinching stainless-steel standoffs, introduced by Penn-Engineering, Danboro, PA, provide ideal fastener solutions for stacking or spacing components to (or from) ultra-thin stainless-steel panels. These specially hardened fasteners install reliably and permanently into stainless-steel sheets as thin as 0.025 in. with only a single mating screw, required for final component attachment. They ultimately enable lighter designs by minimizing hardware count and offer the added benefit of excellent corrosion resistance.
The standoffs are manufactured from heattreated 400-series stainless steel for use in sheets with maximum hardness of HRB 88. With the fasteners harder than the host stainless-steel sheet, successful clinching results in their becoming integral parts of an assembly without risk of loosening.
Select from several styles, including through-threaded or blind-threaded versions, in various lengths with thread sizes from #2-56 through #6-32 and M2.5 through M3.5.PennEngineering: 215/766-8853; www.pemnet.com
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