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Installation Method & Performance
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Do not remove any extra material or chamfer the hole as this could result in improper installation or reduced performance.
Ensure that attention is paid to the minimum hole centreline to edge dimension for each fastener. Installing too close to an edge or bend could result in improper installation or reduced performance. Minimum centreline to edge dimensions shown for each fastener apply to one edge only. If this distance is applied on multiple sides there will be significant panel distortion unless the panel edges are supported during installation.
X  √  Min C/L to Edge Min C/L to Edge
First prepare the specified hole in the panel.   Place the fastener in the anvil with the shank facing up like in the diagram above. Locate the panel mounting hole over the shank of the fastener. Ensuring the panel is held level, apply a parallel squeezing force until the shoulder of the fastener is seated against the panel. Do not over squeeze the fastener into the panel as this will result in panel deformation or damage.   When installing broaching fasteners, please pay attention to the minimum hole centreline to edge and parent material hardness limitations.
HRB (ROCKWELL HARDNESS B SCALE) Ensure that you are installing into a panel that is at or below the published maximum recommended hardness for the fastener.
Installation (kN)
Push-out (N)
Test Sheet Material
1.6mm FR4 Epoxy Laminate
All performance figures are averages obtained over a range of installations and should be used for guidance only. Panel material, hole preparation, installation tooling and method can affect part performance. We always recommend that you carry out your own tests in the actual application. Please call our sales team and we will be happy to provide you with samples as well as offering technical assistance.
Thread Major Dia. +2.0mm
Max. screw extension
Anvil Dimensions
B ±0.5
A ±0.05
Thread size
Plastic retaining ring is subject to 250°F / 120°C temperature limit.  (1) Screw may protrude by 0.13mm beyond normal dimensions,
Material & Finish
Stainless Steel (A2) Maximum recommended panel hardness: 55HRB
Part Number Examples
Part number is made up as follows: (Type)-(Thread code)-(Screw Length Code)-(Material/Finish code) For example: CBPF-M3-40-ET (Broaching Panel Fastener-M3-0.0mm screw length when open- stainless steel) CBPF-M3-62-ET (Broaching Panel Fastener-M3-3.2mm screw length when open- stainless steel)
Thread size
Min. panel thickness
D ±0.25
Min. CL to edge of panel
Hole size +0.08 -0.0
C ±0.08
E ±0.13
Screw length code
L1(1) ±0.64
L2 ±0.4
40 0 6.4 84 6.4 12.7
H2 Max.
H1 Nom.
S Max.
M3 x 0.5 1.53 7.92 5.50 6.72 7.19 1.83 62 3.2 9.4 9.14 13.72 1.53
Broaching Panel Fasteners provide a captivated spring loaded screw in situations where panel to panel attachment is needed and subsequent access is required. They reduce loose components and so reduce the risk of loose hardware being lost or falling out and damaging internal components. Actuation can be by tool or hand. Broaching Panel Fasteners are suitable for use in non-ductile materials such as printed circuit board, polycarbonate, acrylic, glass epoxy and resin laminate components as well as ductile panels with a maximum hardness of 60HRB   Featuring an axially knurled shank, the serrations are designed to cut into the panel material as it is installed, resulting in an interference fit that offers good torque-to-turn resistance and pull-out performance. Installation is simple, prepare the specified hole and using a pocket punch and appropriate anvil, apply a parallel squeezing force to press the part into the hole. When installing in printed circuit board, broaching standoffs are suitable for use in non-plated holes only. Available with an M3 thread and various screw lengths in stainless steel,  broaching panel fasteners are suitable for installation in panels with a maximum hardness of 55HRB.
Broaching Panel Fasteners  for Printed Circuit Board
broaching panel fasteners