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Fastening, Joining & Assembly

Fastening, Joining & Assembly

Phase change material

Powerstrate(TM) 51R is formulated for reportedly easy removal without degradation of thermal performance, and for release from either or both interface surfaces. The Powerstrate 51R delivers low-thermal impedance of 0.008C-inch/W and offers a change threshold of 51C. It is available in roll form with or without adhesive edge-strips for reported easy automated or manual assembly.

Loctite Corp., www.loctite.com. Enter 622

Oversleeve

Expando(R) 686DM is a protective oversleeve that resists damage from high-temperature air guns used with heat-shrinking elements, such as strain reliefs, terminations, and identification sleeves. The oversleeve features reportedly low toxicity, flammability, smoke generation, and hard vacuum offgassing. Expando 686DM is suitable for aerospace applications designed to prevent cutting or chafing of cable assemblies.

Federal Mogul Corporation, www.federal-mogul.com. Enter 623

Cable/hose carriers

The cable and hose carrier features a one-piece link design that is corrosion-resistant and eliminates the need for screwed-on crossbars, pins, and snap rings. The carriers are available in four different bend radii ranging from 2.00 to 5.63 inches and in four different widths from 2.25 to 7.00 inches. Applications include aerial lift equipment, machine tools, and construction equipment.

A & A Manufacturing Co, www.gortite.com. Enter 624

Circuit board hardware

Push Spacers are molded in electrically insulating Nylon 6/6 and are designed to snap into a 3/16-inch diameter hole for circuit board hardware. The company also offers circuit board supports, insulators, posts, transistor mounts, and covers.

Micro Plastics Inc., www.microplastics.com. Enter 625

Pull-tab caps

PC Series vinyl pull-tabs feature a pull-tab at the center of the cap for reportedly easy removal. The pull-tabs are available in 21 sizes to cap parts and fittings measuring from 0.187- to 1-inch diameter, while the cap section is 0.75 inches in height on all sizes. Non-standard sizes and lengths are also available. The PC Series pull-tabs are suitable as dust covers, thread protectors, and paint masks.

Niagara Plastics Co., www.niagaraplastics.com. Enter 626

Pressure-sensitive adhesive

ARclad(R) 8314, ARclad 8901, and ARclad 7992 are three pressure-sensitive adhesives (PSAs) designed for lens bonding and escutcheon bonding in mobile phone handsets and headsets. The ARclad 8314 and 8901 are both 8-mm, double-sided high-tack acrylic pressure-sensitive bonding tapes, while the ARclad 7992 is a 5-mm double-sided PSA supported by a polyester film. Applications include lens gasket assembly, laptops, and pagers.

Adhesive Technologies, Inc., www.adhesivetech.com. Enter 627

Cable trays

Cable trays protect power, control, and data cabling in industrial environments. The cable trays are made from galvanized steel or stainless steel, and are available in sizes ranging from 0.59 x 0.59 to 11.8 x 5.9 inches. The galvanized steel trays are available precoated or painted. Applications include source controllers, machinery, distribution panels, enclosures, switch gear, and sensors.

Conta-Clip Inc., www.contaclip.com. Enter 628

Self-clinching hardware

TY-D(TM) self-clinching hardware provides attachment points for mounting wires to electronic chassis or enclosures in two types, for permanent installation in sheets as thin as 1.02 mm or as thick as 3.18 mm. Type TD mounts allow users to slide ties through the hardware's "eye", while the TDO hooks enable users to attach, remove, and return tie-bundled wires at their mounting points when components need to be accessed for service.

PEM Fastening Systems, www.pemnet.com Enter 629.

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