What are Sefl-clinching Fasteners Captive Panel Screws?
Captive panel screws are also known as captive fasteners or simply captive screws—are a type of fastener typically used in PC boards, electronic panels, and assemblies where mounting hardware loss is a common concern.
Captive screws help avoid fastener loss by pairing with a retainer within the board, panel, or assembly to create a secure connection that can be loosened without fully removing the fastener itself. Versatile and easy to install, captive fasteners are ideal for numerous applications.
The self chinch panel fasteners are a quick and safe self-clinching system that can be applied to laminates and panels with a minimum thickness of 1mm.
The reduced height ensures industries that rely upon assembly in the smallest of areas such as computers, telecommunications, industrial enclosures, and medical equipment can continue to develop innovative products and processes.
Further increasing your fastening options and assembly efficiency, the new series is available with press-in and Surface Mount Technology (SMT) providing additional versatility for fastening and unfastening.
The self clinches low profile panel fasteners for sheet metal are easy to assemble using the special pneumatic press for self-clinching threaded inserts or with the hydraulic press for self-clinching threaded inserts.
Captive Panel Screws Features:
Smaller footprint for limited-space applications
Screw head doubles as a knob for hand actuation
Heat-treated steel screw provides superior torque strength
Provides ample float in an unfastened position
Captive Panel Screws Available Options:
Self-clinching and flare-in installation styles
Surface Mount Technology (SMT) installation style enables the hardware to be attached during the reflow process
Available in polished stainless steel finish and unpolished hardened carbon steel
Knurled and smooth head versions are available
Low profile version provides reduced application height
Available in steel or stainless steel.
Meets “operator access area” requirements similar to UL 508.
Tool or finger operation.
Most sizes are available in stock.
Sefl-clinching Fasteners Captive Panel Screws Drawing and Specifications:
Captive panel screws are frequently the ideal solution for assembly. Offering secure attachments with minimum parts provides controlled use and enables efficient installation. However, there has always been the issue of space with height restrictions limiting captive screw accessibility.