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Glossary of Industry Terms

Below is a small representation of terms that are often found in our industry

Spacers - Clear hole, non-threaded item

  • Hex or round material.
  • Unplated metal, plated metal or nylon.
  • Used as a bushing or where an unthreaded rod or threaded screw needs to pass through.

Standoff Female/Female - Threaded part

  • Hex or round material.
  • Unplated, plated metal, or nylon
  • Used in applications where boards or other items need to be fastened to each other.
  • Note: not all female/female standoffs are threaded through. Call Lyn-Tron to confirm if the standoff you need is threaded through, or if it is a blind tap.

Standoff Male/Female - Threaded part

  • Hex or round material.
  • Unplated, plated metal, or nylon.
  • Most male lengths are standard sizes depending on the thread specified.
  • Female tap depths are also standard.
  • Call Lyn-Tron if different male and/or female dimensions are needed.
  • In male/female standoffs the male length is constant and the body length changes.

Swage Spacers - Clear hole swage part

  • Hex or round material
  • Unplated or plated metal
  • Used in applications calling for a roll over swage.
  • Not threaded and have a clear hole.

Swage Standoffs - Threaded swage part

  • Hex or round
  • Unplated or plated metal
  • Used in applications calling for a threaded part with a roll over swage.

Super Torque Spacer or Standoff

  • Knurl at the base of the shank that will drive into the board and allow better fastening ability
  • See swage standoffs/spacers for further information

Jack Screw - Male/Female part

  • 3/16 hex material.
  • Unplated or plated metal
  • Unlike male/female standoffs, with a jackscrew the body remains the same length and the male length changes.

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