Inserts
For Plastic

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.

MATERIAL CHARACTERISTICS

Hard Thermoplastics
Meduin Thermoplastics
Soft Thermoplastics
Amorphous Thermoplastics
Thermosetting Polyester
Thermosetting (Other)
Foams- Thermoplastics
Foams- Thermosetting

Sonic Lok

Taper X

6030

HI Tork

Tech Sonic

Mini Tech

Heat Lok

Press Lok

Fin Lok

Spiro

Banc Lok

Screw Sert

Flo Tech

POPULAR THERMOPLASTICS

Hard

PA-FILLED
PPS
PBT
PC/ABS Blends

Medium

ABS
PA-Unfilled
POM (Acetal)
PVC

Soft

PP
PE
HDPE

Amorphous

PPO
PC

THERMOSETTING PLASTICS

POLYESTER

SMC
DMC
BMS

Others

Phenolic
Ureas
Tufnol
Polyurethane (rigid)

INSTALLATION METHODS

Hand Tool
Simple Press
Direct Heat
Ultrasonic
Tapping Machine
Moulded in
Fully Automated

Sonic Lok

Taper X

6030

HI Tork

Tech Sonic

Mini Tech

Heat Lok

Press Lok

Fin Lok

Spiro

Banc Lok

Screw Sert

Flo Tech

FASTENER CHARACTERISTICS

Pull Out
Direct Torque
Jack Out
Free Running Thread
Thread Locking Effect
Symmetrical
Headed Versions
Stud Versions

Sonic Lok

Taper X

6030

HI Tork

Tech Sonic

Mini Tech

Heat Lok

Press Lok

Fin Lok

Spiro

Banc Lok

Screw Sert

Flo Tech

Recommended
Possible
Contact PSM Technology Centre
Not Recommended
High
Moderate

Key

TECH-SONIC™

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.

SONIC-LOK™

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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