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Publication Date: 09/1/2010
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PEM Intros Threaded Micro-Standoffs
Threaded micro standoffs.
Road, Danboro, PA — New PEM® micro self-clinching standoff fasteners are designed for spacing or stacking applications in compact electronic assemblies. These micro standoffs can serve as practical, cost-effective, and permanently secure solutions enabling quicker assembly of devices ranging from hand-held consumer electronics to medical equipment.

The PEM Type MSO4 micro self-clinching standoffs are manufactured from 400 Series stainless steel and are engineered with threads as small as M1.0 (#00) and in lengths as short as 2mm (0.080-in.). They can be installed into sheet metal (including 300 Series stainless steel) as thin as 0.4mm (0.016-in.) with maximum hardness up to HRB 88 on the Rockwell "B" scale.

The micro standoffs clinch permanently into place by simply pressing them into a properly sized mounting hole using a punch and anvil until the fastener's head is flush with the sheet. Upon installation, they become a permanent part of an assembly, will not loosen or fall out, and provide strong and reusable load-bearing threads. Installing them automatically can further reduce costs by accelerating production and eliminating any need to handle the small parts.

These RoHS-compliant micro standoffs are part of a growing family of PEM micro self-clinching hardware products.

Contact: PennEngineering®, 5190 Old Easton Road, Danboro, PA 18916-1000 800-237-4736 or 215-766-8853 fax: 215-766-0143 Web:

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