Engineered Fasteners at Huyett.com
 

G.L. Huyett is a master distributor offering a wide variety of engineered fasteners for your fastening needs. Contact us to speak with our friendly, experienced Sales team to find just the right part for you!

 

Palnuts

C-Form Rings

Palnut® push‑on fasteners are single‑piece fasteners engineered to provide optimal holding strength while requiring minimal push‑on force. Options are available for use with round, threaded, or special shaped studs. ARaymond Tinnerman Palnut® washers, Push‑Ons, shaft retainers, and stud fasteners are available in a broad range of styles, profiles, and materials in standard screw sizes. We also provide easy to install, durable decorative caps and stainless steel high‑hat styles to hide unsightly stud ends. As a premier Palnut® distributor, G.L. Huyett offers a broad selection of palnut fasteners in a variety of materials, sizes, finishes, and types.

 

  • Materials: stainless steel, low-carbon steel, and more
  • Finishes: Phosphate, nickel, zinc, color, and other special coatings
  • Types: lock‑nut, push‑on, ball stud receivers, and more
  • Palnuts can be useful in situations with high‑temperature changes and where reusability is beneficial

 

Panel and Trim Clips

Panel and Trim Clips

Panel and trim clips are secure and rattle‑free fasteners that can quickly and easily be installed by hand without the need for any tooling. Trim clips push onto a stud, edge, or shaft of the panel and are held in place by barbs. The clip is then pushed through a hole in the mating panel to attach to the mating panel. Panel clips are convenient, one‑piece fasteners that are frequently used to attach decorative trim pieces in many industries and applications. G.L. Huyett offers a broad range of ARaymond Tinnerman or Heritage Industrial panel and trim clips in a variety of finishes, materials, and lengths. Stud and thread sizes vary.

 

  • Provides a serviceable joint to remove trim pieces
  • Trim clips provide an "invisible," secure, and rattle‑free hold
  • High strength clips available for more demanding applications
  • U‑Clips, S‑Clips, Dart Clips, Horseshoe Clips, Arrow Clips, and more are available for purchase

 

Self‑Locking Threaded Nuts

Self-Locking Threaded Nuts

Palnut® self‑locking threaded nuts are designed for use with a screw or stud to fasten two panels together. Palnut® stamped nuts are available in threaded or self‑threading varieties from spring steel to eliminate the need for a lock washer. Engineered fasteners like ARaymond Tinnerman's easy to install Palnut® and On‑Serts® fasteners provide maximum holding power, significantly reducing the chance of vibrating loose. Choose from a variety of low‑profile self‑locking threaded nuts designed with inner teeth to grip threads as they are quickly installed over smooth or threaded studs without any need for special tools. G.L. Huyett maintains a large inventory of Palnut® stamped nuts and On‑Serts® so you can determine the right material, finish, and size for your project.

 

  • Options from ARaymond Tinnerman and Heritage Industrial include: Palnut® stamped nuts, On‑Serts®, and Speed Nuts®
  • Installs with common hand tools in many applications such as appliance assembly and HVAC
  • Spring steel material is resistant to vibrational loosening to prevent need for a lock washer
  • Available in a variety of finishes including: phosphate, zinc, or plain

 

Self‑Retaining Threaded Nuts

Self-Retaining Threaded Nuts

The G.L. Huyett catalog of self‑retaining threaded nuts includes cage nuts, Speed Nut® U‑nuts and expansion nuts. Cage nuts require access to the back of the panel for placement and provide a strong point of attachment for a screw or bolt to prevent disassembly of mating panels. Speed Nut® U‑nuts provide a quick and simple attachment point on panel edges. Also called U‑shaped or Tinnerman nuts, Speed Nut® U‑nuts are light weight, reliable fasteners that provide a simple, low cost alternative to traditional mechanical fasteners. Expansion nuts, also called snap‑in nuts, come with either a tapped barrel or a single stamped impression and only require access to one side of the panel to simplify installation. The legs of the nuts expand behind the panel to hold the expansion nut in place while still providing a serviceable joint.

 

  • Self‑retaining threaded nuts remain in place for transport during the manufacturing process to aid in assembly
  • The counter torque feature eliminates the need to access the back of the panel once the nut has been placed onto the panel
  • Requires no special tools or special training to install

 

Wire Management

Wire Management

Wire management clips and ties are a simple solution if you need to reliably secure cable, wires, and tubing. G.L. Huyett proudly offers a large assortment of wire management options that are easy to use and quick to intsall so you can take control of your space instantly. These include a variety of high quality nylon or acetal clips, ties, and assemblies from suppliers you know and trust, including ARaymond Tinnerman and Heritage Industrial. Wire management clips and ties can be used by themselves or in conjunction with spring steel clips to suit your specific applications. No matter what you use them for, you're sure to appreciate the durability and holding strength of our self‑retaining wire management product lines.

 

  • Materials: Nylon, plastic, and steel
  • Finishes: Phosphate, black, zinc, plain, and customized variations
  • Options available to accomodate either consistent or variable diameter cables, wires, and tubes
  • Available in several mounting styles: barbed clips, fir tree clips, edge mount, stud mount, and more
  • Some clips are available with rolled edges to prevent wire damage during installation

 

 


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
By Type

PALNUTS

What is a Palnut?

Palnuts are retainers stamped from thin sheet metal, manufactured for light duty applications. They are available in a variety of shapes and sizes and can be easily installed using simple hand tools. The most common types of this fastener are hex and push‑on palnuts.

Hex palnuts are hex shaped and are commonly used to retain parts on threaded shafts or studs. Due to their shape, they provide simple installation with a socket or wrench. Push‑on palnuts are pushed onto a shaft or stud by hand. The teeth of this push‑on style fastener create frictional tension that holds the retainer in place.

How to install and remove a push‑on palnut:

Push‑on palnuts, also called push nuts or push‑on retainers, are installed and removed by hand or with simple hand tools. To install, simply align the inner circular opening of the fastener axially over the intended stud. Once aligned, press it along the plane of the intended shaft. The teeth of the push nut will engage with the stud, holding it securely in place.

To remove a push nut, pry back the teeth gripping into the stud or shaft and pull the nut along the plane of the stud, away from the mating surface.

How to install and remove a hex palnut:

Hex palnuts, also known as stamped nuts, can be installed using a properly sized wrench or socket. To install, simply thread the nut clockwise by hand onto the intended shaft. Once started onto the shaft, use a wrench or socket to finish tightening the palnut.

To remove a stamped nut, or hex palnut, use an appropriately sized wrench or socket to rotate the nut counter clockwise. Continue to loosen the nut until it is completely clear from its mating shaft.

Shaft Retainers and Palnut® push‑on fasteners explained by ARaymond Industrial

Transcript: Palnut brand push‑on fasteners are single piece fastening solutions that provide a good balance between maximum holding strength and minimal push on force. Round, special shaped, and threaded‑stud options are available. ARaymond Industrial also offers decorative push‑ons for applications where unsightly stud ends need to be hidden. Attachment is quick and easy. A stud on one panel is inserted into a hole of the mating panel. Once positioned, the fastener is placed over the stud and pushed on with one simple motion until it hits the base of the panel. The inner teeth engage or bite into the stud as the fastener is applied, robustly holding the two panels together. No tools are required, eliminating time‑consuming assembly operations. Palnut push‑ons can be used to retain small components on a broad range of applications, such as domestic appliances and HVAC systems. Their low‑profile design also allows parts to be used in small mechanical and electrical devices. Decorative style push‑ons are used in toys, lawn carts, and coolers with axles. ARaymond Industrial fasteners allow you to replace traditional fastening methods with innovative solutions that combine aesthetics and functionality. They are quick and easy to install and do not require mounting tools.

PANEL AND TRIM CLIPS

What is a Panel Clip?

Panel clips are used in a wide range of applications, the most common being in the automotive industry to retain interior panels, weather stripping, and trim to doors and other structural panels of vehicles. Metal panel clips are manufactured from carbon spring steel, thus giving them the capability to securely fasten to nearly any substrate. While designs vary, they all use spring pressure that creates tension against a panel to secure mating parts. This also allows them to be easily installed and removed using simple hand tools.

How to install and remove panel clips:

To install panel clips, simply insert the clip either over or into the primary part to which the clip will be permanently affixed. This can be accomplished either by hand or with a standard pair of pliers. Continue to push the clip onto or into the part until it is firmly seated and cannot be easily removed using moderate force. Most clips have teeth that bite into the substrate when installed to provide a more secure grip. Next, join the primary part to the mating panel by aligning mating hole or stud to the panel clip. Push the two panels together until the clip clicks into place.

To remove a panel clip, use either a pair of pliers or a standard screw driver to release pressure from the retaining mechanism of the clip. This could be a small tang that sticks away from the body of the clip or it could be the clip body itself. Once the mechanism is compressed, apply pressure to the removable part that forces it away from the primary panel.

U‑shaped panel clips called Trim clips explained by ARaymond Industrial

Transcript: ARaymond Industrial offers a large standard product portfolio of plastic or metal panel retention clips. Standard trim clips are single piece metal clips formed in a special shape. A u‑shaped inner portion of the clip slides over the rib that is formed on the back side of the panel. Barbs on the inner U bite into the rib, increasing the retention of the part. These higher strength trim clips have an alternative barbed construction that increases rib retention but use the same basic assembly process. Once installed, no additional material handling is required. The robust design enables the part to be installed in sub‑assembly locations in the plant or assembly can also be outsourced to operations better suited for assembly. The clip is pushed into a hole in the mating panel. Assembly is very quick. No tools are required. The fastener is hidden, providing a cleaner look. The joint is serviceable but repeated cycles could lead to degradation to the mating panel. Both fasteners provide adequate retention for decorative trim pieces and small industrial components in white goods, HVAC, and other industrial markets. These higher strength trim clips have even replaced screws in white goods panel assembly applications. Incorporating our trim clip in the conception of your products will improve assembly efficiency and reduce cost and time on your production line. To demonstrate its use, the service door has been modified to accommodate this trim piece. As you can see, assembly is quite simple, and the final assembly is free of visible fasteners. ARaymond Industrial fasteners allow you to replace traditional fastening methods with innovative solutions that combine aesthetics and functionality. They are quick and easy to install and do not require mounting tools.

SELF‑LOCKING THREADED NUTS

What is a SPEED NUT™?

Speed nuts, sometimes called spring nuts, are a variation of self‑locking threaded nuts are commonly made from carbon spring steel. They act as a combination of a nut and lock washer to prevent loosening caused by vibration. Speed nuts work with sheet metal screws or machine screws to secure assembled parts in a variety of industries including automotive and industrial. Speed nuts are manufactured in a variety of shapes and sizes with styles including circular, flat, and round with some possessing spanner holes for driving. U-nut speed nuts are designed to fit over panels or slip into holes for blind fastening.

How to install and remove speed nut clips:

Speed nut clips, or spring nuts, can easily be installed or removed using standard hand tools. To install a U‑nut speed nut, align the jaws of the nut to the intended panel and press the nut onto the panel until it is firmly seated in the desired location. The spring tension of the nut will secure the nut in place. Some panels are designed with holes for speed nuts to align and snap into when installed. Other styles of speed nuts, such as flat or round, can be held in place by a pair of pliers until a sheet metal or machine screw can be threaded into it.

To remove a speed nut, first unthread the sheet metal or machine screw from the nut. For flat, circular, or round speed nuts, use a pair of pliers to keep the nut from spinning as the screw is being loosened. Once the screw has been completely removed, the speed nut will fall free. U‑nut speed nuts are held in place by clamping to the mating panel. Once the screw is free of the speed nut, a pair of pliers can be used to remove the speed nut from the panel by grasping the closed end of the speed nut and pulling it away from the panel.

Stamped nuts explained by ARaymond Industrial

Transcript: Palnut brand stamped nuts are one‑piece fasteners that are easily applied to a stud or a screw to prevent two panels from disengaging. Both threaded and self‑threading versions are available. Threaded stamped nuts are manufactured in spring steel, eliminating the need for a lock washer, and are used in place of traditional hex nuts for reduced weight or applications requiring lower torques. To assemble, the mating panel is inserted over a protruding screw. The fastener is then threaded onto the stud until the panels are fastened tightly in place. Loose washers can be eliminated with washer type lock nuts. Parts are serviceable, disassembling easily and efficiently. Self‑threading stamped nuts have similar features as threaded stamped nuts but form their own thread on smooth studs. The stud can be die cast, mild steel, or of higher strength grades of plastic as shown here. To assemble, the mating panel is inserted onto a protruding stud. The fastener, selected in the appropriate stud size, is then screwed onto the stud, forming its own thread. The interference caused by nut and stud creates a strong locking force that reduces the risk of disassembly. A seal can be added to the washer type nut to reduce the risk of noise and water intrusion. Palnut stamped nuts are used across most industries including domestic appliances and HVAC applications. ARaymond Industrial fasteners allow you to replace traditional fastening methods with innovative solutions that combine aesthetics and functionality. They are quick and easy to install and do not require mounting tools.

SELF‑RETAINING THREADED NUTS

What is a self‑retaining nut?

Self‑Retained Nuts, also called captive nuts, are available in many different styles designed to accept mating fasteners such as bolts, screws, or studs. These versatile fasteners are used in a variety of consumer, industrial, and military products with thin material where blind fastening is present. They can be installed during the fabrication of a product, after a product has been coated or painted, or they can be part of a finished product's assembly.

How to install Cage Nuts

Cage nuts are a preassembled, two piece fastener typically consisting of a free floating square nut encased in a carbon spring steel housing. The housing is designed with lugs that snap into square holes or slip over panel edges. These nuts are often used on thin materials for blind fastening applications. The free floating nut compensates for possible misalignment during assembly when a product is being manufactured or serviced.

Installing a cage nut can be accomplished by hand or with use of standard tools. For installation into square holes, insert one lug into the hole, then with a standard screw driver press the other lug inward as to squeeze the lugs together. In the same motion, push the cage nut assembly into the hole so that it fits securely against the mating panel. The spring tension of the cage nut housing keeps the fastener securely in place.

Cage nuts explained by ARaymond Industrial

Transcript: Speed grip cage nuts are an assembly of a square nut and spring steel cage. They are used in a diverse range of industries and applications and are available in three basic cage sizes, accommodating several nut sizes. Each cage has spring legs designed to compress into a square hole in the panel. The panel legs are designed to accommodate several different panel ranges. The part family combines the benefits of a spring steel cage and cold‑headed nut. Speed grip cage nuts are assembled by compressing the spring legs into a hole in the panel. This can be done by hand without special tools. Once installed on the panel, there is no need for the installer to go behind the panel or handle the part during the rest of the assembly operation. The mating panel is positioned to the fastener. This is done by aligning the hole of the mating panel to the center of the fastener and then driving the screw. Once installed, the fastener is hidden but the head of the screw is visible, making this a serviceable joint. The strength of the joint is comparable to traditional mechanical fasteners. The counter torque feature eliminates the need for access to the back of the panel assembly. Cage nuts are used throughout all industries where panels are assembled via mechanical fasteners. The reduced material handling speeds the assembly process. Because the part is self‑retaining, sub‑assembly can be delegated to different parts of the plant better suited to assembly instead of the main assembly line. The self‑retaining feature allows fastener assembly to be outsourced to manufacturing facilities that specialize in assembly. ARaymond Industrial fasteners allow you to replace traditional fastening methods with innovative solutions that combine aesthetics and functionality. They are quick and easy to install and do not require mounting tools.

Expansion nuts, Snap‑in nuts explained by ARaymond Industrial

Transcript: Push‑in style self‑retaining threaded fasteners called expansion nuts are another type of self‑retaining threaded nut. There are two basic shapes, a tapered robotic style and squared box style. Both have panel retention features that hold the fastener in place prior to screw installation. The screw retaining features include a stamped single impression or a tapped barrel. Expansion nuts are pushed into a hole in the center of the panel. This can be done by hand or by automation for high volume applications. Once installed, further part handling is no longer required throughout the rest of the assembly operation. The installer positions the mating panel to the fastener by aligning the holes. Once aligned, the screw is driven through the hole of the mating panel into the screw retention feature of the expansion nut. Once installed, the fastener is hidden but the head of the screw is visible, making this a serviceable joint. All interact with the screw as it is installed to expand the legs and increase retention. Because of their repeatability, expansion nuts are now used instead of self‑tapping screws directly into sheet metal panels. Expansion nuts can be used in most panel applications and most industries. The reduced material handling speeds the assembly process. A counter torque feature eliminates the need for access to the back of the panel. Because the part is self‑retaining, sub‑assembly can be assigned to areas of the plant better suited for assembly or can be outsourced to manufacturing facilities that specialize in assembly. Expansion nuts are available in many shapes and sizes, including the option of a seal to reduce the risk of noise and water intrusion. ARaymond Industrial fasteners allow you to replace traditional fastening methods with innovative solutions that combine aesthetics and functionality. They are quick and easy to install and do not require mounting tools.

WIRE MANAGEMENT

How to use cable clamps:

Cable clamps are simple in design and can be used in a variety of industries including consumer, industrial, and military. Cable clamps are R shaped when open with a hole in each protruding end to be used with a threaded fastener. To use, simply slip the open clamp over the wiring, positioning the wiring or cabling in the large circular opening of the clamp. To fasten the clamp, squeeze the protruding ends of the clamp together aligning the holes. Insert a bolt or screw through the holes and tighten down to the desired surface closing the clamp around the intended wiring.

How to use cable edge clips:

Cable edge clips are a metal "S" shaped clip designed to slip over the edge of a panel to secure cabling or wiring. One section of the "S" will have an indentation designed to hold the wiring, whereas the other side will be relatively straight with teeth to provide a secure grip for attaching to a variety of thin substrates. These are often found in door panels of vehicles to retain wiring harnesses. To use a cable edge clip, identify the position of the wiring harness to be secured. Slip the indented end of the clip over the cable that needs to be secured. Next, slide the other end of the "S" clip over the intended panel to secure in place.

Cable clips explained by ARaymond Industrial

Transcript: ARaymond Industrial cable clips offer a robust means of fastening cable, wire, and tubing away from moving parts and panel edges. Parts are available in several standard designs for a wide range of tube and wire diameters and panel thicknesses. Plastic components can be combined with spring steel clips for improved performance and retention. Edge mount cable clips are available in single piece metal clips or plastic metal assemblies. Both clips feature barbs that bite onto the edge of an adjacent panel or flange. Once assembled to the panel, the tube or cable is attached to the fastener. Metal clips can feature rolled edges to reduce risk of wire damage. Plastic assemblies offer more versatile ways to attach the tube or cable. Simple open designs hold a more consistent tube size in place while other part designs have features that accommodate a larger tube size range or will lock the tube into place. Plug mount cable clips are available in metal or all plastic designs. Metal or plastic darts or plastic fir‑tree parts can either be snapped or pressed into a panel hole, accommodating multiple hole depths. Once in position, the tube or cable is assembled into the cable clip portion of the fastener. Similar to the edge mount, simple open designs and locking designs are available. This design, commonly referred to as universal, houses a larger hose range. Push rivet mount cable clips are used where a more robust panel attachment is needed. The clip is pre‑positioned in the hole. The cable is then pushed into place, driving the pin into the part body. The legs expand and fasten the part in place. Stud mounting cable clips attach to an adjacent stud. Any of the tube retention features can be incorporated into its design. This shows a v‑shaped open design. Adhesive mount cable clips are used when part retaining features are unavailable or the panel is to remain unblemished. The clip is fastened by an integrated adhesive. Any of the tube retention features can be incorporated. This clip is locking and reopenable. Cable clips are used universally on items that contain hoses or cables. Our wire management products simplify assembly processes. ARaymond Industrial fasteners allow you to replace traditional fastening methods with innovative solutions that combine aesthetics and functionality. They are quick and easy to install and do not require mounting tools.