Nuts are an important requirement for fastening applications in the Canadian manufacturing world, and Gould Fasteners supplies an impressive range of them – including clinch nuts. These nuts are available in a variety of styles from such major fastener manufacturers as Gripco, Greer Captive Fastener, and PEM.
While nuts are necessary to help bolts and screws hold assembled equipment and structures together, what makes clinch nuts different is the knurled or smooth shank that protrudes from one end of each of them. This makes them very easy to install: the user simply squeezes the nut into a pre-punched hole and then rolls over it, which clinches it to the objects being fastened. This is suitable for material that is too thin to be tapped or extruded, especially sheet metal and aluminum, as clinch nuts provide multiple threads.
Clinch nuts are commonly used in applications in a variety of industries, including aerospace, domestic appliances, telecommunications, electronics, utilities, the marine sector, the military, and enclosures. In addition, frequent applications in the automotive sector include engine brackets, battery covers, bumper attachments, hinges for vehicle hoods and doors, seat attachments, and hood striker attachments.
Styles of clinch nuts available from Gould Fasteners include hex, hex flange, and round flange. The hex design has a hex pilot that stops rotation when the nut is inserted into a hex hole, while flange nuts have large bearing surfaces for materials with low tensile strength, such as aluminum. Round flange clinch nuts have round pilots that assist with aligning the fasteners and make assembly tasks easier and quicker.
Gould supplies clinch nuts that are generally constructed out of carbon steel or stainless steel. Nylon insert are also available. Custom-designed clinch nuts are also an option. These nuts come only from the most reliable producers in the hardware-manufacturing landscape, all renowned for high quality. As with other Gould products, staff members carefully pre-inspect a certain quantity of these nuts before shipping them to customers.
Quality products and superior customer service have distinguished Gould Fasteners as a major Canadian industrial supplier for nearly four decades. Contact Gould for a quick quotation or to learn more.