Thin Sheet Threaded Standoffs TSO-U
Self Clinching Fasteners , Standoffs For Sheet Metal
American Standard Metric Sizes
Self-clinching standoffs, Permanently mounted, Installed quickly and easily in metal panels
No secondary operation needed prior to installation
Outer sheet surface is flushed and closed
Used for sheets as thin as 0.025" / 0.63 mm
SPECIAL NOTE FOR INSTALLING INTO STAINLESS STEEL SHEETS
One of the very basics of self-clinching is that the fastener must be harder than the host sheet. Only then will the fastener perform as intended. This is particularly challenging when installing fasteners into stainless steel sheet metal.
If your application requires that the fastener clinches into stainless steel, be sure you use the fasteners specifically designed for this purpose. Consult PEM Bulletin SS for information on these types of fasteners.
DESIGN FOR MANUFACTURE AND ASSEMBLY
Self-clinching fasteners help designers meet DFMA parameters which include:
1. Fewer parts to handle. Hardware such as washers, lock washers, and loose nuts are no longer required in final assembly.
2. Fewer assembly steps. Since the task of hardware installation is done during fabrication, the number of steps required for final assembly is reduced.
3. Less total assembly time. Fewer parts and less steps mean shorter assembly time. All of which lead to shorter time to market, improved quality through assembly simplification, and reduced overhead.