01 August 2008
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Floating access hardware

A captive screw assembly for permanent installation into panels of any hardness with the capability of compensating for up to 1.52mm mating thread misalignment has been launched by PEM.

The floating access hardware uses MAThread anti-cross-threading screw technology "to add value by correcting off-angle installations and aligning components reliably".

The fasteners (PF11MW with knurled cap and PF12MW with smooth cap) enable subsequent access to an assembly. "They suit close centreline-to-edge applications and can be installed on painted surfaces without marking."

Installation is stated to require a minimal squeezing force with punch and anvil to flare the retainer of the fastener - a shoulder on the retainer provides a positive stop. Thread sizes are M3 through M6; mating washers are supplied.

Paul Gay


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