Inserts for Plastics

The application of plastics in engineering design is on the increase, which is why we offer the widest selection of inserts for plastics and every installation technique.

Our applications Engineers are on hand to help you choose the most suitable fastener for your specific requirements, can offer pre-production test facilities and provide accurate performance data for your particular installation conditions.

 

Insert Selection Chart

MATERIAL CHARACTERISTICS
TABLE 1   SONIC LOK TAPER X 6030 HI TORK TECH SONIC MINI TECH HEAT LOK PRESS LOK FIN LOK SPIRO BANC LOK SCREW SERT FLO TECH
Hard Thermoplastics                            
Meduin Thermoplastics                            
Soft Thermoplastics                            
Amorphous Thermoplastics                            
Thermosetting Polyester                            
Thermosetting (Other)                            
Foams- Thermoplastics                            
Foams- Thermosetting                            
                             
TABLE 2
  POPULAR THERMOPLASTICS       THERMOSETTING PLASTICS
HARD MEDIUM        SOFT    Amorphous   POLYESTER      OTHERS
PA-FILLED ABS           PP           PPO         SMC     Phenolic
PPS PA-Unfilled           PE           PC         DMC        Ureas
PBT POM(Acetal)         HDPE                 BMS       Tufnol
PC/ABS Blends PVC                 Polyurethane (rigid)
INSTALLATION METHODS
TABLE 3   SONIC LOK TAPER X 6030 HI TORK TECH SONIC MINI TECH HEAT LOK PRESS LOK FIN LOK SPIRO BANC LOK SCREW SERT FLO TECH
Hand Tool                            
Simple Press                            
Direct Heat                            
Ultrasonic                            
Tapping Machine                            
Moulded in                            
Fully Automated                            
                             
FASTENER CHARACTERISTICS
TABLE 4   SONIC LOK TAPER X 6030 HI TORK TECH SONIC MINI TECH HEAT LOK PRESS LOK FIN LOK SPIRO BANC LOK SCREW SERT FLO TECH
Pull Out                            
Direct Torque                            
Jack Out                            
Free Running Thread                            
Thread Locking Effect                            
Symmetrical                            
Headed Versions                            
Stud Versions                            
                             
  TABLE 5     KEY                    
Recommended                          
Possible                            
Contact PSM Technology centre                        
Not Recommended                          
High                            
Moderate                            

 

 

TECH-SONIC™

Insert Type TEC series & Stud Type TCTS series

Features a unique combination of opposed knurls and knurled vanes providing increased performance levels, even over the Sonic-Lok insert. Installation is simplified by the symmetrical nature of theinsert, eliminating the need for orientation during automated or hand feeding.

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SONIC-LOK™

Insert Type SL & SHK series and Stud Type SLTS & SLHS series

Has been designed for rapid installation into thermoplastics using heat or ultrasonic. It features opposed helical knurl bands to provide a combination of high torque and pull out resistance.

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TAPER-X™

Insert Type TX series

Has been designed for those instances where fasteners must be installed into a 8° tapered hole. The combination of angled splines and upwardly directed vanes provide high torque and pull-out performance.

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6030 INSERT

Insert Type 6030 & 6030H series

Has been developed for installation into thermoplastics where the design incorporates a tapered hole configuration. The parallel body design combined with the opposing helical knurl bands enables users to achieve up to a 25% increase in productivity by the ability to reduce the recommended dwell time compared with standard tapered hole inserts.

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HI-TORK™

Insert Type HT series

Offering high pull out/torque performance. Hi-Tork is recommended for high fill plastics with reduced installation depth, is tolerant of moulding process variables and provides high process capability.

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MINI-TECH™

Minsert Type TEC series & Stud Type TCTS series

A miniature insert with all the design features and characteristics of the Tech-Sonic range. It is ideal for today’s smaller plastic products and enables the use of very small screws that will provide complete re-usability with no risk of thread stripping problems.

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HEAT-LOK™

Insert Type HL & HLH and Stud Type HLTS & HLHS series

Designed for installation into notch sensitive amorphous thermoplastics by heat. It features rounded knurls, avoiding the stress raising sharp crests and roots which typify knurls used on most inserts.

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PRESS-LOK™

Insert Type PLK series

Offers ease of installation without the typical high screw installation torque and its plain and knurled vanes offer the levels of pull-out and torque resistance usually expected only of heat-installed inserts.

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SPIRO™

Insert Type SP & HSR series and Stud Type SPTS & SPHS series

Designed to cope with the difficulties presented by hard brittle thermoset  materials. The sharp precision knurl pattern cuts into these materials reducing radial stresses and allowing thinner boss walls than many other inserts.

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BANC-LOK™

Insert Type N41, N42 & N42R series

Ideal for use in hard thermosetting plastics, BancLok are press-in expansion inserts which, due to their diamond knurl pattern, give minimum penetration of the sides of the hole without sacrificing pull-out resistance.

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FIN-LOK™

Insert Type FL & FLH and Stud Type HLTS & HLHS series

A press-in insert, which can be easily installed into most thermoplastic materials. It features a combination of sharp fins and straight knurls. Unlike the Press-Lok range, this insert has a free running thread.

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SCREW-SERT™

Insert Type SCT & HSCT series & Stud Type SCTS series

A self-tapping insert suitable for installation into a wide range of thermoplastic and thermosetting plastic materials. They are particularly suitable for applications involving high jack-out loading and materials with low core strengths.

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FLO-TECH™

Insert Type FTC series

A blind-ended threaded insert which has been introduced to meet the needs of those moulders who, for a variety of reasons, prefer to mould-in. The unique design of three opposed helical knurl bands combined with the included recesses give extremely high levels of performance in both pullout and torque tests.

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Technical details may change. Please contact P.S.M Fasteners for latest drawings and specifications at info@rgafasteners-psm.com, alternatively you can fill out our Online Quotation Form. Order conditions and minimum quantities may apply for some products.