Self-clinching studs and nuts are available with a special Teflon coating used to mask the threads and prevent adhesion of undesirable substances to external and internal threads. The coatings can be applied to precise areas of all materials and finishes to protect threads from electro-deposited platings, primers, paint, and weld splatter. The coatings also add lubricity to fastener threads, reducing driving friction, heat buildup, and thread galling.
Most machine design engineers will survey existing component manufacturers for standard linear guide products, limiting what they can do with their designs. Using extruded aluminum profile guides can customize machine designs while shrinking the bill of materials.
Weaned on the relatively effortless connectivity of today’s massive variety of consumer electronic products, automation users in the IIoT will likely not tolerate too many competing, piecemeal standards for long. And the Industrial Internet Consortium is trying to preempt history.
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