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PEM RT® Free-Running Locknut

Get superior vibration-resistant locking performance with PEM RT®.

Reduce assembly time and improve joint reliability in high-vibration environments with the PEM RT® Free-Running Locknut.

PEM RT® keeps frictional torque in place during vibration and delivers joint reliability – even in the harshest setting. The internal thread form has a 30° angle at the initial point of contact with the mating screw, unlike a 60° standard flank angle.

MicroPEM Fastener - smaller, lighter


TackPin® and TackSert® micro-fasteners from microPEM®, a division of PEM and PennEngineering, are smaller, lighter, stronger and more reliable.

The world has changed dramatically since screws were invented more than 2000 years ago. Empires have come and gone. Mankind went to the moon. Philly cheesesteaks were invented.

Yet, open up any cutting-edge electronic device, from laptops to cell phones to credit card readers, and what are you likely to see? Screws.

There’s a better way: TackPin® and TackSert® fasteners from microPEM®, a division of PEM and PennEngineering.

Valued customers and friends: PIC Design has just completed a major upgrade of our website!  Our goals are to provide you the best user experience possible, whether you are searching for detailed product information, placing an order, or just learning more about what PIC Design can do for you. On our new site you can:
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PEM® SFN™ spinning flare nuts from PennEngineering® become permanently captivated upon installation in thin metal sheets and, when paired with a self-clinching stud or other fixed externally threaded hardware, can eliminate all loose fasteners (including flange nuts) in attachment applications. These one-piece, flanged hex nuts additionally will spin freely in a sheet enabling quick attachment to mating hardware. Their use ultimately promotes savings in assembly time and costs. PEM SFN steel spinning flare nuts install in steel, stainless steel, or aluminum sheets of any hardness and as thin as 1mm. They are available in metric thread sizes M5, M6, and 8.