Design Engineering

Floating access fasteners compensate for thread misalignment


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PEM floating access hardware introduced by PennEngineering include a captive screw assembly for permanent installation into panels of any hardness with the capability to compensate for up to .060 in./1.52 mm mating thread misalignment. The licensed MAThread anti cross-threading screw technology adds value by correcting off-angle installations and reliably aligning components. The floating panel fasteners (Type PF11MW with knurled cap and Type PF12MW with smooth cap) enable subsequent access to an assembly.

Type PF11MW meets “operator access area” requirements similar to UL 508 and Type PF12MW meets “service access area” requirements similar to UL 1950. Universal slot/Phillips recess is standard. Thread sizes range from #4-40 through ¬º-20 and M3 through M6. Fasteners are supplied with mating washers. Available options include a scratch-proof DuraBlack finish.


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