01 May 2012
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Self-clinching studs reduce stress on panels

Self-clinching studs designed with large-diameter heads provide particularly robust solutions for heavy-duty attachment applications.

The enlarged, non-flush stud head from PEM distributes axial tightening force over a large area. The result is improved pull through performance, reduced compressive stress on the panel, and development of full thread strength.

All four types of these RoHS-compliant studs offer cost-effective alternatives to weld studs by enabling easier installation with fewer production steps. Type HFE steel studs install permanently in steel or aluminium sheets as thin as 1mm while thread sizes range from M5 through M8 with Imperial equivalents. Standard stud lengths are available up to 50mm.

Type HFH steel studs for high-strength applications meet Grade 5 / Property Class 9.8 tensile requirements and install permanently in steel or aluminium sheets as thin as 1.3mm with thread sizes range from M5 to M10. Types HFG8 (unified) and HF109 (metric) high tensile strength studs provide solutions for the most demanding applications.

Detailed specifications, CAD models and performance data can be accessed at www.pemnet.com

Author
Paul Gay

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