Slotted Low Profile Self Clinch Captive Panel Fasteners host a knurled self-clinching feature designed for use in panels and thin sheet metal.
The mounting feature allows displaced material from the panel to cold flow around the knurls and into the undercut when sufficient squeezing force is applied using a press. This results in a permanent fixing with high pushout resistance – no additional hole preparation required.
These components are appropriate for a range applications with varying functional and cosmetic requirements. They are often used for applications such as equipment consoles and electronic enclosures.
The knurled head provides improved grip for easier engagement by hand, as well as a slot drive for installation with a standard slotted screwdriver.
Slotted Low Profile Self Clinch Captive Panel Fasteners are intended for use in sheet hardness HRB 60 or less on the Rockwell B scale, or HB 107 or less on the Brinell scale.
The screw and retainer are made from Carbon Steel with a Nickel plated finish, while the spring is made from 300 Series Stainless Steel. The screw and retainer can both be supplied with a Black nitride finish on request.
Available at Fastenright in thread sizes M3 to M6 with multiple screw lengths. #4 to 1/4″ Unified threads can also be supplied.
Note: For thread sizes M3 and #4, the screw is made from Hardened Carbon Steel.
|Metric Technical Data & Availability|
|A max. (mm)||0.97||1.48||0.97||1.48||0.97||1.48||1.48|
|C max. (mm)||5.48||6.38||7.98||9.48|
|Sheet Hole Size (mm)
|T1 max. (mm)||8.26||8.38||8.51||9.78|
|T2 nom. (mm)||15.11||15.24||15.37||17.15|
|Min. Dist. Hole C/L
to Edge (mm)