01 May 2018
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Standoffs show that certain flair

New microPEM MSOFS flaring standoffs from PennEngineering are said to provide ideal miniature fastener solutions to attach and/or space components in compact electronic assemblies.

They install permanently in thin panels of any hardness and material, including stainless steel, other metals, plastics and printed circuit boards. A unique flaring feature adds value by allowing for installation into multiple panels.

“These standoffs additionally have been engineered with a minimal footprint, enabling reduced centreline-to-edge designs, especially suiting attachment applications where available space for fasteners may be limited. Their extremely small and reusable threads reliably accept mating hardware to complete final component attachment,” said the company.

MSOFS flaring standoffs are manufactured from 300 Series stainless steel and offered in thread sizes #0-80, #2-56, and M1 to M2. “They will install successfully in very thin panels (thicknesses from .008” to .012” and 0.2mm to 0.3mm), using a punch flaring tool and a recessed anvil.”

The RoHS-compliant MSOFS flaring standoffs join a growing family of microPEM fasteners for compact electronics. Applications include wearables, laptops, tablets and eReaders, smartphones, automotive electronics and a wide range of handheld devices.

Detailed specifications, fastener drawings and 3D models and performance data (Bulletin MSOFS) for the standoffs can be viewed and downloaded for free at www.pemnet.com.

Brian Wall

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