New PC-SVMX clip brings extra heavy duty strength to Fastmount’s Standard Range
New Zealand-based hidden panel fastener manufacturer, Fastmount, has introduced a new heavy-duty clip with a screw fixing to its Standard Range, aimed at further simplifying the interior panel installation process in the marine and architectural markets.
The new PC-SVMX is compatible with all other female clips in the Standard Range, pairing best with the PC-SF1 for an installation without the use of special tools. With a 15kg pull out load and 100kg shear load, the clip is perfect for installing heavier wall panels and ceiling panels without visible fixings.
As the architectural and marine markets continue to streamline interior construction processes, feedback from customers and distributors encouraged the development of an extremely strong male clip for the well-known Standard Range that could be installed with the least amount of special tools possible, and could easily be integrated into the CNC machining process.
The clip takes on the qualities of the popular PC-VMX clip, such as a sturdy head shape and strong shear load, and removes the self-tapping base in favour of three screw holes, for rapid installation without special tools. The PC-SVMX can be installed without the red CT-01ST centrepoint tool, typically used for panel to wall alignment, thanks to a self-centring point on the back face.
Ideal for CNC machining, panels can be fabricated with pre-drilled screw holes, ready for clip installation. The clip’s sturdiness enables pre-installation of the clip off-site, without danger of clip damage in transit.
“The PC-SVMX was an essential addition to the Standard Range, knowing that it would easily service both the architectural and marine industries. We see this clip being used on large ceiling panels with the PC-SF1 female clip for a simple screw-fix installation, with the peace of mind of an extra-heavy duty 15kg pull out load per clip set. The beauty of a screw fix is that it can be attached to almost any panel type,” comments Gregg Kelly, Managing Director & Head of Innovation at Fastmount.
The new PC-SVMX will be available from authorized Fastmount distributors worldwide in October, and all technical details are available from www.fastmount.com