CPL and CPLC Series self-clinching, top-collar lock nuts feature a clear nylon insert to provide prevailing torque for the mating screw. Both series are available in different inch and metric sizes, and a non-metallic locking element eliminates the need for separate lock washers and may also be used as an adjustment screw mount. Brochure provides information on fasteners; self-clinching nuts, studs, pins, and standoffs; and panel screw components. A company background is included.
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