The pin has opposing raised barbs on each end that are angled backwards opposite the direction of insertion. As the pin is being inserted, the plastic backfills into the area around the barbs resulting in maximum resistance to axial force providing a secure, tamper resistant assembly.
The Press-N-Lok pin is manufactured from lightweight, lead free, corrosion resistant aluminium. Spirol says that one major advantage of the Press-N-Lok pin is that assembly time is quicker and it requires lower assembly equipment costs as compared to screws and adhesives.
The Press-N-Lok pin is installed in two steps. First you press the pin into one half of the plastic housing. Then you align the other half of the housing with the exposed end of the pin and press into place.
Along with the Press-N-Lok pins, Spirol offers a comprehensive line of solid pins to accommodate different application requirements. And the company’s engineers are always on hand to review your application requirements and work with your design team to recommend the best solution at the lowest total assembly cost.