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Features

  • Precisely aligns stacked and/or mating panels and chasses.
  • Male thread design requiresno special installation tools.
  • Wide range of thread sizes, pin diameters and lengths accommodates most alignment requirements. Custom sizes available by request.
  • See Pencom GR guide pinnuts for a complete alignment solution.
  • Choice of RoHS compliant materials and finishes.

Dimensions

General
Pin Size Panel Mounting Hole
+0.08/-0.00
Minimum Sheet Thickness Hole Center to Edge Distance Min. A
Nom.
B
+0.00/-0.08
3 3.02 0.63 5.6 4.00 3.00
4 4.01 0.63 6.7 5.00 3.99
5 5.00 0.63 7.0 6.00 4.98
6 5.99 0.63 7.7 7.00 5.97
Length
Pin Size (L) Length Code +0.00/-0.25
6 8 10 12 15 20 25
S Ref.
3 4.15 6.15 8.15 10.15 13.15 18.15 23.15
4 3.30 5.30 7.30 9.30 12.30 17.30 22.30
5 2.40 4.40 6.40 8.40 11.40 16.40 21.40
6 3.55 5.55 7.55 10.55 15.55 20.55

Installation

  • Punch or drill hole in sheet. Do not deburr edges.
  • Insert guide pin through hole in sheet and into the anvil as shown.
  • Squeeze the sheet and guide pin head between parallel punch anvil surfaces. Use only enough pressure to seat the guide pin head flush with the sheet.
  • A chamfered anvil is required for sheets less than 1.02 mm thick only.
Pin Size anvil Dimensions
C D
3 4.18/4.00 3.13/3.05
4 5.18/5.00 4.12/4.04
5 6.18/6.00 5.11/5.03
6 7.18/7.00 6.10/6.02

Performance

Pin Size Sheet Thickness (mm) Sheet material
5052-H32 Aluminum 1008 Carbon Steel2
Installation (kN) Push-out (N) Installation (kN) Push-out (N)
3 0.63-1.01 2.4-3.3 200 3.4-4.6 220
1.02 Min. 3.8-5.1 460 5.1-6.9 480
4 0.63-1.01 2.5-3.4 280 4.8-6.5 370
1.02 Min. 3.8-5.2 540 7.2-9.7 680
5 0.63-1.01 2.9-3.9 340 5.7-7.7 390
1.02 Min. 4.0-5.5 620 8.2-11.1 720
6 0.63-1.01 3.2-4.4 390 6.2-8.4 410
1.02 Min. 4.6-6.2 700 9.2-12.4 760

  1. Performance data represents the average destructive result when all installation specifications are strictly followed. Variations in panel hole size, thickness, material and installation methods will affect the loads. Values may not be consistent with loading in an assembly. Pencom strongly encourages testing in the application.
  2. Maximum sheet hardness HRB 60.

Material & Finish

Material CodeMaterial DescriptionFinish CodeFinish Description
STCarbon Steel (ST)Z Zinc Clear
SSStainless SteelP Passivated

Contact a PENCOM Account Representative for other material & finish options.