Ball-Stud Speed Clips
Ball-Stud Speed Clips
Ball-Stud Speed Clips were originally developed as spring catch fasteners on aircraft access doors, inspection panels, sealing strips and other similar assemblies requiring repeated disengagement. Their versatility soon found them used extensively in other fields where they secured kitchen cabinet doors, removable toe plates, electronic cabinets, protective covers, etc. There is no direct contact between the stud and panel surfaces. This eliminates wear or chipping of painted or porcelained surfaces and resulting corrosion. When latched, the spring legs of the Speed Clip continually bear inward on the spherical or serrated studs, holding the latched unit snug against the panel.
Where adjustability or wide latching ranges are required, the serrated stud is used. They are mainly used for attaching compressionable materials such as rubber, fabric, insulation, etc.
Pull-out tensions, depending on the material thickness of the Speed Clip and the stud used, can be provided from 3.5 pounds to 50-65 pounds. Various panel thicknesses are accommodated by arying the stud lengths.
How to apply Push-on-Type Speed Nut Fasteners
Stud engaging Speed Nut Brand Fasteners are used in two ways. Either as free parts which are pressed over shaft, stud or rod ends; or captive parts which are retained on a panel in stud-receiving position. Whether the fastener is applied to the work or the work is applied to the fastener, the method is simply to position the two in square alignment and zip into lock position.
"How to apply Ball-Stud Speed Clip Fasteners
The Speed Clip is riveted in position on the panel with either plain or 100 degree counter-sunk head rivets. The Ball-Stud* is riveted, bolted or screwed into the mating panel. *Ball-Studs are not manufactured by Tinnerman.
The panels are snapped together. Owing to the resiliency of the spring legs, misalignment resulting from a normal amount of manufacturing tolerances can be readily absorbed.
The dimensions of the parts listed are envelope dimensions only. For complete design information, please contact us
Metric Parts Listed In Italic
*No relief holes on prong shears.