PEM surface mount and broaching fasteners
designed specifically for use with PC boards provide a solution to satisfy
component-to-board, board-to-board, and board-to-chassis attachment
families of PEM hardware for PC board applications include
ReelFast surface mount fasteners (threaded or unthreaded nuts and standoffs,
captive panel screws and R'ANGLE right-angle fasteners), broaching fasteners
(internally threaded nuts, threaded or unthreaded standoffs, threaded studs,
panel fastener assemblies and spring-action SNAP-TOP standoffs),
broach/flare-mounted standoffs (offering greater pullout performance), and
SpotFast clinch/broach mount fasteners (for joining metal to boards or plastic
fasteners mount on PC boards in the same manner and at the same time as other
surface mount components prior to the automated reflow solder process and
simply become another board component. Broaching fasteners install into all
types of PC boards and aluminum, acrylic, casting or polycarbonate components
and create a firm, interference-type fit resistant to rotation.
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