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Inserts & Fixings

Fitting assembly fixings to front panels and enclosures

We can fit a wide selection of fixings including threaded inserts and studs on to aluminum and steel enclosure covers and panels. These can be used for mounting your PCBs, connectors, controls and electronic assemblies. 

See below for a list of the standard fixings we use. Our engineers will be happy to suggest suitable inserts and fixings to suit your design requirements.

What we can fit:

  • Metric fasteners (unified on request)
  • Typically with M2, M2.5, M3, M4, M5 and M6 threads
  • Self-clinch nuts, studs, blind standoffs, through standoffs
  • PCB Clip-on Standoffs, 90 degree panel nuts, cable tie mounts.
  • Earth studs on to aluminium panels and earth tags on to steel panels
  • Concealed head threaded studs to avoid any witness on the external surface of the panel.
  • As an alternative to inserts, we can also create a burst hole in the sheet material and tap the required thread

Contact our sales team for more information and a quotation.

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M0000700 Flush Head Fixing Studs

M0000700

Flush Head Fixing Studs

Flush mounted fixing stud which is press fitted to a hole in the panel.

Thread Size Lengths (inches) Mounting Hole (inches)
M2 0.236 | 0.314 | 0.393 | 0.472 | 0.629 | 0.708 | 0.787 Ø.078
M2.5 0.236 | 0.314 | 0.393 | 0.472 | 0.590 | 0.708 | 0.787 Ø.098
M3 0.196 | 0.236 | 0.314 | 0.393 | 0.472 | 0.590 | 0.629 | 0.708 | 0.787 | 0.866 | 0.98 | 1.181, 1.377 Ø.118
M3.5 0.314 | 0.393 | 0.472 | 0.590 | 0.629 Ø.137
M4 0.236 | 0.314 | 0.393 | 0.472 | 0.590 | 0.629 | 0.708 | 0.787 | 0.866 | 0.984 | 1.102 | 1.181 | 1.377 | 1.496 | 1.771 | 1.968 Ø.157
M5 0.314 | 0.393 | 0.472 | 0.590 | 0.629 | 0.708 | 0.787 | 0.866 | 0.984 | 1.102 | 1.181 | 1.377 | 1.496 | 1.968 Ø.196
M6 0.314 | 0.393 | 0.472 | 0.590 | 0.629 | 0.708 | 0.787 | 0.866 | 0.984 | 1.102 | 1.181 | 1.377 | 1.496 | 1.771 | 1.968 Ø.236
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M0000700

Flush Head Fixing Studs Steel
M0000701 Through Standoffs

M0000701

Through Standoffs

Through fixing standoff which is press fitted to a hole in the panel.

Thread Size Lengths (inches) Mounting Hole (inches)
M2 0.118 | 0.157 | 0.19 | 0.236 | 0.275 | 0.314 Ø.165
M2.5 0.196 | 0.236 | 0.314 | 0.393 | 0.472 | 0.551 Ø.165
M3 0.118 | 0.157 | 0.196 | 0.235 | 0.275 | 0.314 | 0.393 | 0.472 | 0.551 | 0.629 | 0.708 | 0.787 | 0.866 | 0.984 Ø.165
M4 0.196 | 0.236 | 0.314 | 0.393 | 0.472 | 0.551 | 0.629 | 0.708 | 0.787 | 0.866 | 0.984 Ø.283
M5 0.236 | 0.314 | 0.393 | 0.472 | 0.551 | 0.629 | 0.708 | 0.787 | 0.866 | 0.984 Ø.283
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M0000701

Through Standoffs Steel
M0000702 Blind Standoffs

M0000702

Blind Standoffs

Blind fixing standoff which is press fitted to a hole in the panel.

Thread Size Lengths (inches) Mounting Hole (inches)
M2 0.393 Ø.165
M2.5 0.236 | 0.314 | 0.393 | 0.472 | 0.551 | 0.629 Ø.165
M3 0.196 | 0.236 | 0.275 | 0.314 | 0.393 | 0.472 | 0.551 | 0.629 | 0.708 | 0.787 | 0.866 | 0.984 Ø.165
M4 0.236 | 0.314 | 0.393 | 0.472 | 0.551 | 0.629 | 0.708 | 0.787 | 0.866 | 0.984 Ø.283
M5 0.236 | 0.314 | 0.393 | 0.472 | 0.551 | 0.629 | 0.708 | 0.787 | 0.866 | 0.984 Ø.283
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M0000702

Blind Standoffs Steel
M0000703 Concealed Head Standoffs

M0000703

Concealed Head Standoffs

Concealed head fixing standoff which is press fitted to a hole in the panel.

Panel Thickness Thread Size Lengths (inches)
1.6 mm (.062") M3 0.157 | 0.236 | 0.314 | 0.393 | 0.472 | 0.629 | 0.787
2.4 mm (.094") M3 0.157 | 0.236 | 0.314 | 0.393 | 0.472 | 0.629 | 0.787
1.6 mm (.62") M4 0.236
2.4 mm (.94") M4 0.236 | 0.314 | 0.393
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M0000703

Concealed Head Standoffs Stainless Steel
M0000704 PCB Clip-on Standoffs

M0000704

PCB Clip-on Standoffs

PCB fixing standoff which is press fitted to a hole in the panel. The PCB clips onto the standoff.

Hole B in PCB (inches) Lengths (inches) Mounting Hole A (inches)
Ø0.157 0.314 Ø0.212
Ø0.157 0.393 Ø0.212
Ø0.157 0.472 Ø0.212
Ø0.157 0.551 Ø0.212
Ø0.157 0.629 Ø0.212
Ø0.157 0.708 Ø0.212
Ø0.157 0.787 Ø0.212
Ø0.157 0.866 Ø0.212
Ø0.157 0.984 Ø0.212
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M0000704

PCB Clip-on Standoffs Steel
M0000720 Self-Clinch Nuts

M0000720

Self-Clinch Nuts

Self-clinching nut which is press fitted to a hole in the panel.

Thread Sizes Mounting Hole (inches)
M2 Ø0.165
M2.5 Ø0.165
M3 Ø0.165
M3.5 Ø0.187
M4 Ø0.212
M5 Ø0.251
M6 Ø0.344
M8 Ø0.413
M10 Ø0.551
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M0000720

Self-Clinch Nuts Steel
M0000721 Right Angle Panel Nuts

M0000721

Right Angle Panel Nuts

Threaded right angle fastener which is press fitted into a rectangular hole in the panel.

Thread Size Width (inches) Fixing Hole Height (inches) Mounting Hole (inches)
M3 0.113 0.275 0.314 x 0.118
M3 0.153 0.275 0.314 x 0.157
M3 0.231 0.275 0.314 x 0.236
M4 0.153 0.354 0.393 x 0.157
M4 0.271 0.354 0.393 x 0.275
M4 0.350 0.354 0.393 x 0.354
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M0000721

Right Angle Panel Nuts Steel
M0000730 Cable Tie Mounts

M0000730

Cable Tie Mounts

Cable tie mount which is push fitted into a rectagular hole in the panel.

Cable Tie Aperture (inches) Mounting Hole (inches)
0.159 x 0.064 0.250 x 0.125
0.205 x 0.064 0.311 x 0.187
0.359 x 0.094 0.500 x 0.374
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M0000730

Cable Tie Mounts Steel