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Features

  • Precisely locates stacked and/or mating
    panels and chasses.
  • Self– clinching design provides permanent
    installation in panels 1.02mm thick.
  • Wide range of pin diameters and lengths accommodates most alignment requirements. Custom sizes available by request.
  • Choice of RoHS compliant materials and finishes.


When second sourcing PENCOM’s products, PENCOM recommends that the part is tested in the application to ensure that it will meet all performance requirements.

Dimensions

General
Pin SizeSheetØA Nom.ØB
+0.00
-0.08
Minimum
Thickness
Hole Size
+0.08
-0.00
Minimum
Distance
Hole Center
To Edge
GPST
GPSS
GPS4
M31.023.025.593.973.973.00
M41.024.016.354.765.003.99
M51.025.007.116.356.354.98
M61.025.997.877.147.145.97
Length
Pin
Size
(L) Length Code +0.00/-0.25
681012152025
S Ref.
M34.156.158.1510.1513.1518.1523.15
M43.305.307.309.3012.3017.3022.30
M52.404.406.408.4011.4016.4021.40
M63.555.557.5510.5515.5520.55

Material & Finish

Material
Code
Material
Description
Finish
Code
Finish
Description
For Use in Sheet Hardness
HRB 60
Max.
HRB 80
Max.
STHeat-treated Carbon SteelZZinc (SC1) with Type III Clear Chromate per ASTM B 633 
SS300-Series Stainless SteelPPassivate and/or test per ASTM A 967 
S4Heat-treated Stainless SteelPPassivate and/or test per ASTM A 967 

Installation

  1. Punch or drill hole in sheet. Do not deburr edges.
  2. Insert guide pin through hole in sheet and into the anvil, as shown.
  3. Squeeze the sheet and guide pin head between parallel punch and anvil surfaces. Use only enough pressure to seat the guide pin head flush with the sheet.
Anvil Dimensions
Pin SizeØD
M33.13/3.05
M44.12/4.04
M55.11/5.03
M66.10/6.02

Performance

Pin1.02mm Test Sheet Material
SizeMaterial Code5052-H32 Aluminum1008 Carbon Steel
HRB 60
304 Stainless Steel
HRB 80
Installation
(kN)
Push-out
(N)
Installation
(kN)
Push-out
(N)
Installation
(kN)
Push-out
(N)
M3ST3.9-4.75807.0-8.61230(2)(2)
SS(2)(2)
S415.4-18.81870
M4ST3.9-4.76707.0-8.61230(2)(2)
SS(2)(2)
S418.8-23.01870
M5ST7.3-9.076014.2-17.41480(2)(2)
SS(2)(2)
S427.3-33.42190
M6ST7.3-9.086014.2-17.41480(2)(2)
SS(2)(2)
S429.6-36.12190

  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. Not recommended.