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Features

  • Rapid self–aligning installation using heat or ultrasonic.
  • Opposing helical knurls provide excellent pull-out and torque–out resistance.
  • Thin boss walls permit compact design.
  • Available in a wide variety of thread sizes, stud lengths and options.
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General

Inch

Insert Thread Insert Thread Code Boss A Head Thickness C Head Diameter D Insert Diameter P Pilot Diameter
B Hole Dia. +.004 -.000 W Wall Thickness Min.
0-80 080 .100 .051 .116 .095
2-56 256 .126 .051 .021 .187 .141 .123
4-40 440 .157 .063 .024 .218 .181 .154
6-32 632 .189 .071 .030 .250 .214 .185
8-32 832 .220 .083 .036 .281 .248 .218
10-24 1024 .252 .102 .043 .312 .278 .249
10-32 1032 .252 .102 .043 .312 .278 .249
1/4-20 2520 .315 .130 .053 .375 .341 .312
1/4-28 2528 .315 .130 .053 .375 .341 .312
5/16-18 3118 .378 .177 .053 .437 .403 .374
5/16-24 3124 .378 .177 .053 .437 .403 .374
3/8-16 3716 .469 .236 .063 .551 .494 .465
3/8-24 3724 .469 .236 .063 .551 .494 .465
1/8-NPT 125NPT .453 .236 .479 .450
1/2-13 5013 .630 .315 .079 .748 .657 .622
1/2-20 5020 .630 .315 .079 .748 .657 .622

(1) all dimensions are in inches and reference unless toleranced.

Metric

Insert Thread Insert Thread Code Boss A Head Thickness C Head Diameter D Insert Diameter P Pilot Diameter
B Hole Dia. +0.10 -0.00 W Wall Thickness Min.
M2 x 0.4 M2 3.20 1.30 0.53 4.80 3.60 3.10
M2.5 x 0.45 M2.5 4.00 1.60 0.61 5.50 4.60 3.90
M3 x 0.5 M3 4.00 1.60 0.61 5.50 4.60 3.90
M3.5 x 0.6 M3.5 4.80 1.80 0.76 6.40 5.40 4.70
M4 x 0.7 M4 5.60 2.10 0.91 7.10 6.30 5.50
M5 x 0.8 M5 6.40 2.60 1.09 7.90 7.10 6.30
M6 x 1.0 M6 8.00 3.30 1.35 9.50 8.70 7.90
M8 x 1.25 M8 9.60 4.50 1.35 11.10 10.20 9.50
M10 x 1.5 M10 11.90 6.00 1.60 14.00 12.60 11.80
M12 x 1.75 M12 16.00 8.00 2.00 19.00 16.70 15.80

(1) all dimensions are in millimeters and reference unless toleranced.

Insert Length

Inch

Insert Thread L Insert Length Insert Length Code
0-80 .1252 125
2-56 .100 100
2-56 .115 115
2-56 .125 125
2-56 .138 138
2-56 .1572 157
4-40 .096 096
4-40 .140 140
4-40 .170 170
4-40 .2262 226
4-40 .250 250
4-40 .321 321
6-32 .125 125
6-32 .150 150
6-32 .205 205
6-32 .226 226
6-32 .250 250
6-32 .2812 281
6-32 .375 375
8-32 .115 115
8-32 .150 150
8-32 .185 185
8-32 .250 250
8-32 .281 281
8-32 .3212 321
10-24 10-32 .185 185
10-24 10-32 .226 226
10-24 10-32 .250 250
10-24 10-32 .310 310
10-24 10-32 .3752 375
10-24 10-32 .400 400
1/4-20 1/4-28 .250 250
1/4-20 1/4-28 .312 312
1/4-20 1/4-28 .348 348
1/4-20 1/4-28 .5002 500
5/16-18 5/16-24 .5002 500
3/8-16 3/8-24 .5002 500
1/8 NPT .6252 625
1/2-13 1/2-20 .6252 625

(1) all dimensions are in inches and reference unless toleranced.

(2) Preferred insert length.

(3) custom insert lengths available by request.

Metric

Insert Thread L Insert Length Insert Length Code
M2 x 0.4 2.50 2.50
M2 x 0.4 3.18 3.18
M2 x 0.4 4.002 4.00
M2.5 x 0.45 3.56 3.56
M2.5 x 0.45 5.742 5.74
M3 x 0.5 4.00 4.00
M3 x 0.5 4.32 4.32
M3 x 0.5 5.00 5.00
M3 x 0.5 5.21 5.21
M3 x 0.5 5.742 5.74
M3.5 x 0.6 3.80 3.80
M3.5 x 0.6 5.00 5.00
M3.5 x 0.6 7.142 7.14
M4 x 0.7 4.00 4.00
M4 x 0.7 4.70 4.70
M4 x 0.7 5.51 5.51
M4 x 0.7 5.74 5.74
M4 x 0.7 6.35 6.35
M4 x 0.7 8.152 8.15
M5 x 0.8 5.80 5.80
M5 x 0.8 6.35 6.35
M5 x 0.8 9.502 9.50
M6 x 1.0 6.35 6.35
M6 x 1.0 6.80 6.80
M6 x 1.0 7.90 7.90
M6 x 1.0 12.702 12.70
M8 x 1.25 12.702 12.70
M10 x 1.5 12.702 12.70
M12 x 1.75 15.902 15.90

(1) all dimensions are in millimeters and reference unless toleranced.
(2) Preferred insert length.
(3) custom insert lengths available by request.


Boss Design Recommendation

The SHZ Straight Hole Zert is designed to be installed into a straight molded hole with a 1° inclusive taper. The top of the hole should not be countersunk or counterbored as this will decrease the insert’s performance. The recommended hole size applies at the point reached by the bottom of the insert. Molded holes should be used wherever possible as drilled holes may result in diminished performance. Minimum boss wall thicknesses shown are for reference and may vary depending on the type of plastic.
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Installation

The insert may be installed by pre-heating or ultrasonic vibration methods. When using heat, the insert should be hot enough to soften the plastic without melting it to avoid flash around the top. Ultrasonic vibration should be applied using low amplitude and the minimum amount of power necessary to satisfactorily soften the plastic. In both methods, avoid excessive pressure that would force an insert into a hole without allowing the plastic to properly soften and flow around the insert features.

Performance

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(1) Performance data shown is for preferred insert lengths and reference only. Variations in application, boss material type and size, and installation method will affect the loads. PENCOM strongly encourages testing in the application.