- Model NO.: OM-SMTSO/KF2/KFE/KFB3/KFH
Concerns about potential damage to PC boards due to improper secondary installation operations have
prompted our latest 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 automated reflow solder process. The fasteners simply become another board component. The fasteners are provided on tape and reel compatible with existing SMT automated installation equipment. The benefits of using SMT fasteners are: faster assembly; reduced scrap; reduced handling; and reduced risk of board damage that may occur when fasteners are improperly installed with off-line equipment.
Broaching fasteners can also offer practical alternatives to "loose" hardware. They install permanently in all types of PC boards, as well as aluminum, acrylic, casting and polycarbonate components. A broaching fastener is a knurled-shank fastening device that can be pressed into a hole to provide a strong threaded or unthreaded attachment point in non-metal materials. Specially formed axial grooves around the shank of the fastener "broach" or cut into the material, creating a firm, interference-type fit resistant to rotation. Broach/ flare-mount standoffs (Type KFB3) offer greater pullout performance.
NUTS AND SPACERS/STANDOFFS
Type SMTSO - surface mount nuts and standoffs are available threaded and unthreaded. Type KF2 and KFS2 - Broaching nuts, internally threaded for mounting on PC boards.
Type KFE and KFSE - Broaching standoffs, threaded or unthreaded for stacking or spacing.
Type KFB3 - Broach/flare-mount standoffs with greater pullout performance.
Type KSSB - Broaching, SNAP-TOP® standoffs feature a spring action to hold PC board securely without screws or threaded hardware.
Type KFH - Threaded broaching studs for use as solderable connectors or as permanently mounted studs on PC boards.