Captive Fasteners By Southco

Written by Brian Steeves on . Posted in Captive Fasteners

Steeves Agencies carries a wide range of captive fasteners. Why use captive fasteners?
  • They never get lost!  Captive fasteners remain attached to your panel or door whether they’re fastened or not, making them ideal for doors or panels that are frequently removed.
  • They are easy to use!  Some are threaded, others use a “quarter-turn” to latch and unlatch.  It’s never been easier to secure a panel
  • They offer more choices!  Captive fasteners come in a range of varieties- any thread, any stud length, any installation style (press-in, thread in, snap-in), and now, any COLOR!
  When selecting a captive fastener for your project, you should consider these things:
  • The nature of the application:  Is it outdoors, where it might be exposed to harsh weather or corrosive elements?
  • Any access restrictions or code requirements:  if access to your enclosure must be limited (for CSA approved products) then perhaps a tool-operated fastener would be necessary.  We have many options to suit those needs
  • Ease of use:  if finger access is required (no keys or special tools) then you might need a fasteners with a knurled head.
Anything’s possible!  Here are some examples of fasteners we can supply, all from Southco, the world’s leading manufacturer of access hardware!  Call us today for more information.  

CAPTIVE SCREWS

 
47/4C – CAPTIVE SCREWS
  • Numerous captivation styles accommodate a variety of materials (including PC boards) and access requirements for industry standard metric and Imperial screw thread sizes
  • “Prism-Series” colored fasteners coordinate hardware to design schemes or differentiate access points through color
 
51/53/58 – CAPTIVE SCREWS
  • Generously sized screw knobs, spring-ejected convenience, highly polished appearance
  • Stainless steel screws and standoff housings provide corrosion resistance
  • Also available in captivation styles without metal standoff, for economy and simplicity  
 
52 – MINIATURE CAPTIVE SCREWS
  • Provide a low profile and smaller footprint for limited space applications
  • Heat-treated steel screw for high-torque strength in a small package
  • Also available in stainless steel for corrosion resistance
 
5T – HEAT SINK CAPTIVE SCREWS
  • Maximize heat transfer from components to heatsink
  • Positive fastening under shock and vibration
  • Design compensates for non-coplanar condition between top surface of chip and PCB
 
F5 – FLUSH CAPTIVE SCREWS
  • Captive housing is press-fit into panel to sit flush with surface with screw fastened
  • For use in aluminum or low-carbon steels that are 1/4 hard or softer
  • Also available in stainless steel for corrosion resistance
 
N7 – CAPTIVE NUTS
  • Press-fit design affixes spring-ejected nut to panel
  • Provides quick fastening to externally threaded studs
  • Available in blind hole or through-hole styles