Smooth and sealed thin-metal assembliesPEM self-clinching concealed-head studs and standoffs provide strong, permanent, and reusable threads for mating hardware in thin-metal assembly applications. Their concealed-head feature offers design and aesthetic benefits by allowing the side of the sheet opposite installation to remain smooth and untouched. This feature additionally serves as an ideal solution for applications where the host metal sheet must remain completely sealed from air, liquid, dust, gases, or other potential contaminants.
Concealed-head studs and standoffs install permanently in steel or aluminium sheets as thin as 1.6mm. Studs (alumiinum or stainless steel) are available in thread sizes from M3 to M5 and in lengths from 6mm to 25mm. Standoffs (stainless steel) are offered in thread sizes from M3 to M6 and in lengths from 4mm to 25mm.
Sheet preparation for their installation requires only a blind milled hole to the recommended minimum depth. Using a PEMSERTER or other standard press, installation is quick and easy by placing the fastener in the hole and applying sufficient squeezing force. The fastener head then locks securely.
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