PEMS is the brand name for a kind of self-clinching hardware/fastener. It can go by many names: nutsert, PEM, self-clinching nut. This also includes standoffs, studs, and pins. They can be a cost-efficient and effective way to add functionality to a part. Installing these fasteners is a quick and easy process, which makes these a good alternative to weld nuts and weld studs.
As expected, there are many different variations in many different materials and finishes.
We have an inventory that contains tens of thousands of different kinds of self-clinching fasteners. Of these, we stock hundreds of different styles.
Some of our more complicated pieces have hundreds of self-clinching fasteners installed, in a dozen or so different sizes, installed on both sides of the finished part.
Since we do quite a bit of assembly work, where we provide our customers with parts and assemblies that are a higher level of completion, often hardware of some sort is included. In addition to the self-clinching fasteners, other hardware we regularly install:
Most jobs will require hardware installation. Some jobs may require truly custom hardware. With our machining capability, we can sometimes make our own or modify an off the shelf style. We also work with the top distributors to bring in whatever may be needed.
After the hardware is installed, it needs to be protected throughout the rest of the fabrication process, especially when powder coating. With our in-house powder coating, we utilize a variety of standard and custom plugs and masks to keep paint off the threads.