All self-clinching fasteners provide permanent and reusable load-bearing threads in metal sheets where a strong, reliable and re-useable thread is required. Usually installed during the fabrication process self-clinching fasteners become an integral part of the finished panel.
As a part of the fabrication process it is sometimes necessary to powder coat the assembly. However, without some form of protection, powder coating can be involuntarily applied to the threads leading to contamination with hardened paint. Previously the solution was to mask the threads prior to production, or manually clean out the threads by re-tapping, which are both time-consuming and labour intensive processes. So PEM developers sought to discover a better way of ensuring inserts were not compromised during the paint and powder coating process.
We have a solution.
New PEM PreTect thread masking plugs have been developed to save you assembly and production time and costs by ensuring the thread integrity of installed fasteners is protected and will not be impacted or damaged by paint or powder coatings as assemblies move through production.
About Zygology Ltd
With 40 years’ of experience Zygology is the country's main distributor for Penn Engineering and the largest distributor for Southco and POP Avdel in the UK. We are also the UK distribution hub for Masterfix fasteners and tooling. Zygology has also recently been appointed as an official distributor for Tesa assembly adhesive tapes. We have in-house repair facilities for POP Avdel and Masterfix tools. Zygology Ltd has an in depth knowledge of the products we sell and how they can be best incorporated into yours. We will always give the best advice we can - even if this sometimes means that we end up recommending a competing technology. We combine friendly service with competitive prices and excellent stock availability.