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March 1, 2001

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Panel Fasteners Can Be Installed By Hand


Panel FastenersCan Be InstalledBy Hand

0301pn-20.jpgSNAP-IN (Type PFS) metal/plastic panel fasteners from PennEngineering can be installed without tools by pressing them into properly sized round holes in any thin sheet material (from 0.036to 0.065 in.). They caneven be installed after finalcomponent assembly.

The fasteners are de-signed with a plasticself-captivating retainer, with 'fingers' that grip the mounting sheet and hold the fastener in place when pressed into the hole. The panel mounting hardware also features screws with steel threads and a six-lobe recess (or optional Phillips drive) over-molded with a black ABS cap. A slot screw drive in the cap is standard.

The panel fastener's screws are captive to prevent them from falling out and are designed with a standard PEM dog point lead-in. One screw length is offered for each unified or metric thread size (#4-40 through #8-32 and M3 through M4).

The plastic cap with external lobes can be grasped easily and optional cap colors (red, yellow, green, orange, blue and violet) are available for color-coding and matching.

Danboro, PA

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