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Concealed Head Self-Clinching Standoffs - Series CFHS

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Self clinching concealed head standoffs offer an excellent solution that provide strong reusable threads that provide a totally unblemished exterior of the enclosure. The concealed head standoffs are permanently mounted in thin metal sheets as thin as .062” / 1.6mm thick. Since the Concealed Head Standoffs are installed into a blind milled hole using a hollow punch and solid anvil they provide a cosmetically appealing mount that is totally undetectable on the outside of the unit. After installation the self clinching standoff is captivated in the panel. The Concealed Head Standoffs are often used in applications such as gaming equipment and other applications where the cosmetic appearance of the unit is extremely important. When installing the mating fastener no tool is required to prevent the self clinching stud from rotating in the panel, since the fastener has become an integral part of the assembly. The fasteners provide a low cost of installation and are easily installed using a press that supplies the squeezing force required to properly seat the fastener. The standoffs allow for the stacking and spacing of different components and/or PC Boards in an electronic enclosure. The proper hole size and minimum sheet thickness needed for proper installation are clearly indicated in our Dimensions & Specifications section of our catalog.  The push out and torque out values are clearly spelled out in our Installation & Performance Data section of our catalog.

Concealed Head Self-Clinching Standoffs - Series CFHS diagram

Concealed Head Standoff Installation 

Requirements for the successful installation of the CFHS Series of self clinching concealed head standoffs: When installing stainless concealed head standoffs in steel or aluminum panels the fasteners must be harder than the metal into which the fastener will be installed. The stainless steel concealed head standoffs can go into steel or aluminum panels with a maximum hardness of HRB 70 or less. This information is readily available on our website and catalog.

The pull out and torque out values are listed in our catalog under the heading Installation and Performance Data.  For example if the CFHS-2-832-8 (stainless steel X ½”long) self clinching concealed head standoff is properly installed into a steel panel the pull out value will be approximately 440 lbs. and the torque out value will be approximately 18 inch lbs. These self clinching concealed head standoffs provide a low cost of installation coupled with excellent performance values and appealing cosmetic appearance.

The standoffs are RoHS and REACH compliant and they are available in both inch and metric thread. Both 2D and 3D prints are available on our product pages within the website.