Captive panel screws have two distinct mounting styles

August 9, 2011

Captive panel screws have two distinct mounting styles - TheFabricator.com

New PEM® PF7M™ and PF7MF™ captive panel screws from PennEngineering® have two distinct mounting styles for permanent installation into thin sheets. Both types feature small, compact, low-profile designs suited for limited-access areas.

The patented MAThread® anti-cross-threading technology corrects off-angle installations, aligns components, and slides through clogged internal threads. The Phillips recess allows for tool or hand operation.

PF7M captive panel screws integrate a self-clinching mounting design that provides high pushout resistance. The fasteners install flush on the back side of panels as thin as 0.036 in. They can install reliably into panels with hardness of HRB 80 or less or HB 150 or less.

PF7MF captive panel screws feature a flaring design that allows them to be installed permanently into any panel hardness with minimal force. The flare-mounting style allows a close fastener centerline to sheet edge. They install flush on the back side of panels as thin as 0.031 in.

Both types are available in two lengths with thread sizes of #4-40 through #8-32 and M3 to M4.



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