01 June 2011
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PEM standoff wins Golden Mousetrap Award

PennEngineering has won the Design News 2011 Golden Mousetrap Award for Best Fastening, Joining and Assembly Component.

The company took top honours for PEM brand Type MSO4 self-clinching standoffs, which were introduced last year as part of a growing family of PEM micro fastener products. Winners were chosen by the magazine's editors from a record number of entries for the annual competition.

PEM Type MSO4 self-clinching standoffs provide ideal hardware solutions for applications requiring spacing or stacking of components in compact electronic assemblies for devices ranging from hand-held consumer electronics to medical equipment, among others.
They are manufactured from 400 Series stainless steel and engineered with threads as small as M1.0 / #00 and in lengths as short as 2mm / .080in. They can be installed into sheet metal (including 300 Series stainless steel) as thin as 0.4mm / .016in with maximum hardness up to HRB 88 on the Rockwell B scale.

PennEngineering, headquartered in Danboro, PA, develops and manufactures PEM brand fasteners and operates manufacturing facilities and key sales offices in North America, Europe, and Asia. The Company is supported by a worldwide network of authorised engineering representatives and stocking distributors and is represented in the UK by Zygology.

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Paul Gay

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