TR Self Clinch Recess Panel Fastener installation

 
  • Punch or drill the mounting hole. Do not deburr the hole or perform any other secondary operations
  • Place fastener into anvil recess then place sheet over the fastener spigot
  • Apply squeezing force, ensuring that the punch and anvil surfaces are parallel, until the retainer shoulder makes contact with the face of the sheet
 
1 Step 1 Recess Panel Fastener Step 1

Select the appropriate hole size from the table below for the fastener size required. Punch the hole diameter into the sheet. Place fastener into anvil recess.

2 Step 2 Recess Panel Fastener Step 2

Place the sheet over the fastener spigot so that it rests on the fastener serrations. Ensure both plate and fastener are aligned along the same axis.

3 Step 3 Recess Panel Fastener Step 3

Apply squeezing force, ensuring that the profiled punch and anvil surfaces are parallel, until the retainer shoulder makes contact with the face of the sheet.

4 Step 4 Recess Panel Fastener Step 4

The serrations if properly installed will provide torsional (rotational) resistance. After installation the spigot joint should be flush with the sheet.

 

 

Installation animation


 

Hole sizes - metric (mm)


 
Thread size M3 M4 M5 M6
Min sheet thickness 1.53 1.53 1.53 1.53
Hole size in sheet +0.08 6.73 7.90 8.74 10.49
Min. distance to hole C/L from edge 6.35 7.87 8.63 9.65
 

 

Hole sizes - inches


Thread size 4-40  6-32   8-32   10-24 and 10-32   1/4-20  
Min. in sheet thickness 0.06  0.06   0.06   0.06   0.06  
Hole size in sheet + 0.003 - 0.000 0.265  0.281   0.312   0.344   0.413  
Min. dist hole C/L to edge 0.255  0.285   0.315   0.345   0.385  
 

 

Tooling


Self Clinch Recess Panel Fastener Punch Anvil Diagram Thread size   A mm 0.05   C dim 0.05  
M3 8.76 8.2
M4 11.05 9.8
M5 11.05 10.69
M6 14.35 12.29