Penn Engineering expanded its family of Atlas Plus+Tite blind threaded steel inserts with a version with straight shank design. This insert offers superior pullout resistance when installed in plastics or thin sheet metal. It provides reusable threads for blind attachment applications where only one side is accessible for fastener installation and component assembly. These inserts can install permanently into single, variable or multiple-thickness materials as thin as .020” / 0.50mm. The straight shank design accommodates a smaller mounting hole and the pre-bulbed inserts require less installation load. Installation can be done using a spin-pull tool or spin-spin tool. The inserts are available with internal formed threads in sizes #10-32 through 3/8-16 and M6 through M10. Threads are compatible with unified grade 5 or metric class 9.8 screws. All insert surfaces are plated for superior corrosion-resistance.
Edited by: Filip Burm