The latest hardware is smaller, installs faster, and holds better. Special Products Manager PennEngineering Fastening Surface-mount fasteners are supplied on tape and reels, and install using standard automated surface-mount and solder-reflow processes. Panel fasteners permit quick removal and reinstallation of boards. They feature a steel retainer soldered to the board and a separate metal drive screw held in an ABS cap. A knurled shank on broaching fasteners provides a firm, interference fit that resists pullout and rotation. Miniature self-clinching fasteners require minimal space and provide strong, reusable threads in metal sheets as thin as 0.019 in. Self-expanding fasteners sink knurled teeth into the board while a shank expands to ensure contact. No matter how sophisticated electronics get, circuit boards and other components must still be securely attached to their housings if they are to deliver optimum performance. Incorporating printed-circuit (PC) boards into designs requires component-to-board, board-to-board, and board-to-chassis attachments. Some boards need to be stacked or spaced, and others have to be removed and reattached periodically. At the same time, board fabricators are under the gun to fit more into less space, do it faster, and with higher quality. To keep up with these demands, fastener manufacturers have improved their fasteners for PC boards, as well as the methods used to install them. In the electronics industry, concerns about damaging PC boards when installing fasteners in the final stages of assembly have prompted an innovative solution: surface-mount fasteners. These fasteners mount on PC boards in the same manner and at the same time as other surface-mount components, prior to the solder-reflow process. They use standard automated surface-mount techniques, and simply become another board component. Surface-mount nuts, spacers, and panel fasteners are already on the market, with right-angle fasteners and other variations slated for introduction in the near future. Panel fasteners, for
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Captive fasteners are designed for permanent retention within their target assembly or housing, often even upon servicing, providing a secure joint and avoiding loss or damage that might be caused by a loose part.
PCB Pins and Receptacles
PCB pins and PCB receptacles are electronic interconnect devices for printed circuit boards (PCB). PCB pins are male connectors. PCB receptacles are female connectors.
AC Power Connectors
AC power connectors transfer alternating current through a variety of electronic devices. AC power connectors include simple AC inlets, outlets, and power entry modules.
Board to Board Connectors
Board to board connectors are used to connect printed circuit boards (PCB). Each terminal connects to a PCB.
SMT Manufacturing Equipment
Surface mount technology (SMT) manufacturing equipment is used to populate printed circuit boards (PCB). This includes soldering machines, ovens, component placement, paste depositors and screen and stencils.
Antenna Circuit is a manufacturer of high quality, state-of-the-art, single sided, double sided, and multilayer printed circuit boards. Antenna Circuit has evolved into a national printed circuit...
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Self-clinching fasteners lose the loose hardware. Broaching fasteners install permanently in all types of printed-circuit boards, as well as in components made from acrylics or polycarbonates. Clinch...
Self-clinching fasteners permanently join thin metal panels. Self-clinching panel fasteners join thin metal sheets with minimal hardware, and keep screws from falling into other components.
Printed circuit (PC) boards containing both surface mount and through-hole components can create processing challenges and increase total system costs. Boards using mixed-technology components often...
Get the most out of these versatile fasteners Edited by Stephen J. Mraz Self-clinching fasteners were designed almost 70 years ago as way to attach components to thin sheet metal and ensure the...
ANSI B94.11-197 (see also ASME B94.1 IM-1993), Twist Drills
ANSI Y32.2-1975 (see also IEEE Std 315-1975), Graphic Symbols for Electrical and Electronics Diagrams