"We don't use self-clinch fasteners because our customers complain they keep falling out of the panel". I have lost count of the number of times I have heard this from customers. So why is this such a problem? Self-clinch is essentially a very simple technology - but there is plenty that can still go wrong.
Self-clinch fasteners mould and form the panel material into special recesses in the base of the fastener as its being pressed into the metal using a squeezing action. So what do you need to watch?
All of the above factors make it almost impossible to get reliable and consistent results - even when you think you are purchasing parts from a single source.
When looking at most assemblies the fastener cost is normally a very small percentage of the total cost of the assembly - so saving even 50% on the fastener cost actually renders very little over all saving, and quite often just a few pence. Given that a fastener failure can require an entire panel to be scrapped or re-worked using poor quality fasteners really is unwise. PEM manufactured parts are made to the highest quality standards in state of the art factories primarily in Europe or North America adhering to stringent quality processes and offering full quality documentation and product traceability.
Given that a part costing so little can have a direct impact on the quality of the work you produce and the image of your company why even think about trying to save on such important parts?
At Zygology we are specialists in self-clinch and press technology. If you would like to learn more about improving your manufacturing processes with PEM self-clinch fasteners or PEMSERTER presses we would be delighted to hear from you.
For more information on the PEM range of self-clinching fasteners, including many only manufactured by PEM click here
For more information on PEMSERTER presses including the new 2000B 8 ton and Series 4 auto-feed presses click here.
About Zygology Ltd
With over 40 years of experience Zygology is the country's largest distributor for POP Avdel and Southco; and lead distributor for PEM in the UK. We are in addition the UK distribution hub for Masterfix fasteners and tooling. We have in-house repair facilities for POP Avdel and Masterfix tools. Zygology Ltd has an in depth knowledge of the products we sell and how they can be best incorporated into yours. We will always give the best advice we can - even if this sometimes means that we end up recommending a competing technology. We combine friendly service with competitive prices and excellent stock availability.
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