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Mouser forges link with fastener supplier

26th January 2021
Mick Elliott

Mouser Electronics has completed a distribution agreement with PEM, the leading brand of PennEngineering.

PEM has been a specialist in the thin sheet fastening industry for over 75 years. Today, the company's expanding portfolio of fastener designs and technologies continues to keep pace with the challenges presented by an ever-evolving marketplace.

PEM consumer electronics fastening solutions include microPEM solutions such as TackPin micro fasteners, designed to assemble electronic devices that have thin-sheet or panel enclosures. microPEM fasteners, including the Tack product family, offer a lower cost of ownership than micro screws and have a sleek cosmetic profile, making them ideal for today's consumer electronics.

Automotive electronics fastening solutions feature design-engineered products for critical automotive electronics applications. PEM automotive electronics products include fasteners, self-clinching nuts, studs and pins, and cable-tie mounts and hooks ideal for a range of applications such as infotainment, navigation, communication, driver assistance, safety and security, wireless connectivity, electric powertrains, and airbags.

Datacom and telecom fastening solutions fit the demanding requirements of today's communication and transmission needs. The innovative product group features a range of fasteners, including self-clinching nuts, self-clinching standoffs and spacers, and cable-mounting accessories for applications such as servers, switches, and routers to 5G network infrastructure and data centres.

PEM SMTSO ReelFast steel nuts, spacers, and standoffs mount on PC boards in the same manner and at the same time as other surface-mount components, reducing product handling as well as the risk of board damage. The products are RoHS compliant and available in threaded or unthreaded versions.

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