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Ensure the integrity of the plastic assembly: Fasteks Compression Limiter
Plastic does not have the compressive strength to withstand the force applied by the tightening of a screw or bolt. Plastic may crack or creep underload and allow the assembly to become loose. Compression limiters are designed to be inserted into a hole before the fasteners are inserted and tightened.
The Compression Limiters strengthen and protect the plastic component by absorbing compressive forces which are generated when a bolt is tightened during the assembly process. Bossard is offering a standard range of FASTEKS® Compression Limiters for press-in and mold-in, suitable for screw diameters of M4 - M10.
Installation of the compression limiter
The central external knurling allows the plastic to flow progressively around and in the knurling during the moulding process. For a press-in installation the non-knurled area ensures that the Compression Limiter is located squarely in the drilled or moulded hole prior the assembly.
FASTEKS® Compression Limiters provide sufficient mechanical strength to withstand clamp forces created by a tightened ISO Class 10.9 screw.
BN 2083 – FASTEKS® Compression Limiters for press-in and mould-in, round un-headed
BN 2084 – FASTEKS® Compression Limiters for press-in and mould-in, round headed
The special design and geometry of the parts ensure a compression of less than 1% of the overall length of the Compression Limiter under such conditions. The standard range includes two round body versions made of steel-zinc- nickel passivated: un-headed and headed.
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