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EDZ Expansion Diamond Inserts

This product is also available in Metric

EDZ Insert Features

  • Simple press–in installation for most thermoplastics.
  • Mating screw resistant to loosening after installation.
  • Reverse–headed style provides excellent jack–out resistance.
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Part Desc. HeadedThreadInsert LengthMaterial
General
Insert Thread Insert Thread Code Boss A Head Thickness C Head Diameter D Insert Diameter
B Hole Dia. +.004 -.000 W Wall Thickness Min.
2-56 256 .126 .094 .017 .187 .124
4-40 440 .157 .126 .020 .218 .156
6-32 632 .189 .142 .026 .250 .186
8-32 832 .220 .157 .032 .281 .217
10-24 1024 .252 .189 .039 .312 .249
10-32 1032 .252 .189 .039 .312 .249
1/4-20 2520 .315 .236 .049 .375 .311
1/4-28 2528 .315 .236 .049 .375 .311
5/16-18 3118 .378 .276 .049 .437 .374
5/16-24 3124 .378 .276 .049 .437 .374
Stud Length
Insert Thread L Insert Length Insert Length Code
2-56 .1552 155
4-40 .138 138
.1862 186
6-32 .138 138
.2492 249
8-32 .197 197
.3122 312
10-24 10-32 .236 236
.3712 371
1/4-20 1/4-28 .374 374
.4972 497
5/16-18 5/16-24 .374 374
.4972 497
Installation
Press the insert into the boss using a squeezing action – never a hammer blow. Ensure that the insert maintains axial alignment during installation to prevent tilting which will induce side loads on the boss. Oversize boss holes weaken the insert’s self-aligning characteristics causing side loads which may lead to possible boss cracking. Install a fixing screw with sufficient length to fully penetrate the insert and achieve maximum expanion prior to applying full clamping load. The EDZR Reverse–headed Insert should be mounted with the head on the back of the molding.
Boss Design Recommendation
The EDZ Expansion Diamond Zert is designed to be installed into a straight 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.