Captive Screws

New Quarter-Turn Fastener Prevents Over Tightening

d9-47-230x-k000Southco has expanded its DZUS® Quarter-Turn product line with the launch of a captive-style fastener that prevents over tightening. The DZUS® D9 Tech Line Quarter-Turn Fastener combines Southco’s proven quarter-turn and captive fastening technologies to create a next generation solution that provides consistent, reliable clamping force and quick access.

The DZUS® D9 Tech Line features a captive, spring loaded design and tool-free operation that provides accurate, secure engagement and vibration resistance, while helping to prevent damage caused by over tightening the fastener.

Available in press in, flare in and surface mount technology (SMT) styles, the DZUS® D9 Tech Line is available in a variety of stud lengths and mating receptacle options to accommodate varying panel thickness ranges. Additionally, the DZUS® D9 Tech Line is available with a standard bright metal or “prism” colored head that can be used to designate access through an array of standard and custom color options.

To learn more about our complete line of DZUS® Quarter-Turn Fasteners, visit Southco’s Quarter-Turn Fasteners page.

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