A Self-Clinching Standoff provides an excellent solution for mounting, spacing and stacking of boards and panels.
They provide strong captivated reusable female threads in a spacer format in thin sheets.
Utilising a hexagon head and a clinch feature, this fastener has excellent torque-out, pull-through and push-out characteristics whilst providing a flush finish on the underside of the panel, requiring minimal surface finishing after installation.
They are installed using a parallel squeezing action, so require access to both sides of the panel.
Ease of assembly and quick removal are major reasons to specify Clinch Standoffs. They satisfy many functional and cosmetic requirements.
Threaded standoff bushes are an effective fastening element that serves as a spacer. A time-saving and simple assembly of workpieces, which have to be arranged at a certain distance from each other or parallel to each other, is made possible by this fastener.
They provide protection for fragile circuitry and electrical connections in printed circuit boards (PCBs) and other electrical assemblies. Self clinching standoffs eliminate the need for loose hardware on aftermarket components.
How Self Clinch Standoffs Work
Attached components are stacked on top of each other or distanced from the framework material by a standoff secured to a thin sheet metal chassis. These metal fasteners ensure safe grounding of electrical components and help reduce or eliminate hardware damage that can occur due to vibration and collision.
Available as two types:
MS Zinc Coated Metric A2C14: Download Product Datasheet
MS Zinc Coated Unified A2uC14: Download product datasheet
Stainless Steel SS-304 Metric B4C14: Download Product Datasheet
Stainless Steel SS-304 Unified B4uC14: Download Product Datasheet
These are used where the design calls for the standoff to be installed in the exterior of the enclosure, and a smooth outer appearance is required.
MS Zinc Coated Metric A2C13: Download Product Datasheet
MS Zinc Coated Unified A2uC13: Download Product Datasheet
Stainless Steel SS-304 Metric B4C13: Download Product Datasheet
Stainless Steel SS-304 Unified B4uC13: Download Product Datasheet
SPECIAL NOTE FOR INSTALLING INTO STAINLESS STEEL SHEETS
One of the very basics of self-clinching is that the fastener must be harder than the host sheet. Only then will the fastener
perform as intended.
This is particularly challenging when installing fasteners into stainless steel sheet metal.
If your application requires that the fastener clinches into stainless steel, be sure you use the fasteners specifically
designed for this purpose.