PEM® captive hardware for easy service access without loose components features available anti cross-threading techology.
PEM® brand captive panel screws are designed to help keep parts to a minimum and eliminate risks associated with loose hardware that could fall out and damage internal components. These panel fastener assemblies are ideal to attach metal panels or other thin material components in applications where subsequent access will be necessary.
ANTI CROSS-THREADING TECHNOLOGY
PennEngineering® is a licensee for MAThread® anti cross-threading technology. Originally developed for the demands of the automotive industry, this patented design helps speed assembly and reduces or eliminates failures, repairs, scrap, downtime, and warranty service associated with thread damage. PEM® brand captive panel screws, like most of PEM’s externally threaded products feature anti cross-threading technology as an available option.
Here is a video illustrating MAThread.
Here's an overview of the PEM® brand captive panel screw range.
HEIGHT COMPARISON GUIDE AND STANDARD DRIVER RECESS
Installed and fastened height above sheet for M3 Thread size.
CAPTIVE PANEL SCREW SELECTOR GUIDE
PEM® PF11™, PF12™, PF15™, PF11MF™, PF11MW™, AND PEM® C.A.P.S.® CAPTIVE PANEL SCREWS
Self-Clinching; Flare-mounted; and Floating
Key Features Include:
Standard Mounting Styles
Flare-mounted, Floating >
Standard Cap Selection
Knurled Metal Cap >
Smooth Metal Cap >
Semi-smooth Metal Cap >
Black Metal Cap >
Plastic Cap >
Available Drive Configurations
PF11™/PF12™/PF15™ CAPTIVE PANEL SCREWS
PF11, Knurled Cap >
PF12, Smooth Cap >
PF15, Semi-smooth Cap >
Semi-smooth cap design reduces scratches
PFMF™ FLARE-MOUNTED CAPTIVE PANEL SCREWS
PF11MF, Knurled Cap >
PF12MF, Smooth Cap >
PFMW™ FLARE-MOUNTED, FLOATING CAPTIVE PANEL SCREWS
PF11MW, Knurled Cap>
PF12MW, Smooth Cap>
PEM® C.A.P.S.® CAPTIVE PANEL SCREWS
Choose a knob color code and add it to the end of the base part number.
PEM® PFHV™ CAPTIVE PANEL SCREWS
PEM® PF7M™ AND PF7MF™ CAPTIVE PANEL SCREWS
PF7MF™ FLARE-MOUNTED CAPTIVE PANEL SCREWS
PEM® PF30™, PF50™ AND PF60™ CAPTIVE PANEL SCREWS
PF30, Knurled Cap>
PF50, Knurled Cap>
PF60, Smooth Cap>
PF30™/PF50™/PF60™ LOW-PROFILE CAPTIVE PANEL SCREWS
Available with DuraBlack™ finish>
PFC4™ AND PFC2P™ CAPTIVE PANEL SCREWS
PFC2Pwith DuraBlack™ finish>
A NOTE ABOUT FASTENERS FOR STAINLESS STEEL PANELS
In order for self-clinching fasteners to work properly, the fastener must be harder than the sheet into which it is being installed. In the case of stainless steel panels, fasteners made from 300 Series Stainless Steel do not meet this hardness criteria. It is for this reason that 400 series fasteners are offered (PFC4). However, while these 400 Series fasteners install and perform well in 300 Series stainless sheets they should not be used if the end product:
PFC2™ AND PFS2™ CAPTIVE PANEL SCREWS
Available with DuraBlack™ finish>
PTL2™ AND PSL2™ SPRING-LOADED PLUNGER ASSEMBLIES
PEM® SCBR™/SCB™/SCBJ™ CAPTIVE PANEL SCREWS
SCBR™ SPINNING CLINCH BOLT WITH SELF-RETRACTING FEATURE
SCB™/SCBJ™ SPINNING CLINCH BOLTS
SCBJ with jacking feature (L); SCB with axial float (R)>
PEM® HSCB™ HEAT SINK MOUNTING SYSTEM
The HSCB™ engineered mounting system provides secure attachment of a heat sink to the circuit board while providing firm contact to the chip component allowing optimum heat dissipation. The three-piece fastening system, sold individually, includes the screw, spring and receptacle nut. The clamp load created is determined by the spring rate and the amount of deflection that is designed into the joint of the hardware. The system also allows for slight expansion and contraction of the joint components without stress to the delicate circuitry. The unique “click” feature lets the user know when the fastener is completely installed.
PEM® PF10™ FLUSH-MOUNTED CAPTIVE PANEL SCREWS
N10 Recepticle Nut; PR10 Retainer; & PS10 Screw>
REELFAST® SMTPFLSM™ SURFACE MOUNT CAPTIVE PANEL SCREWS
REELFAST® SMTPF™ SURFACE MOUNT CAPTIVE PANEL SCREWS
Color capabilities for PSHP Screw>
PFK™ BROACHING CAPTIVE PANEL SCREWS
See way more detail by following the links to either the pdf or online catalogs.