A leading Tier 1 automotive supplier in the actuator industry required a method of securing a small plastic shroud to the actuator housing. This was used to protect the device, ensure connectivity in all weather conditions, and prevent rotation of the actuator.
The ENGINOMICS team at Driv-Lok Inc. developed a miniature type “U” grooved fastener that would be pressed into the aluminum housing through the plastic shroud in three positions. The pins ensured that neither the shroud nor actuator would move, preventing connection issues.
• LOWER INSTALLATION COSTS
• IMPROVED DESIGN RELIABILITY
• SUPPORTED BY AUTOMATED FEEDING EQUIPMENT
• MULTI-FUNCTIONAL DESIGN