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PA-3500 Line Fastener Product Selector

DFCI PA-3500 Line features captive, flare-in stud assemblies and continuous receptacle strips with both stud and rivet holes on 3/8" centers.

The captive stud assemblies are offered in a range of neck lengths for flare-installation into standard gage enclosure panels.

The receptacle strips are installed to frame out the console opening, serving as offset supports for the stud panel. Continuous stud holes and and installation rivet holes are available every 3/8".

1/4-turn fastening action offers operating convenience, predictable clamping force, and locked vibration resistance. PA-3500 Line fasteners combine those features with the versatility of continuous and closely-spaced panel fastening points, and the ease of flare-in stud installation.

1. Select a fastener stud:

Type 3506-SCxxxA-C3C stud assemblies consist of a stud and coil spring captive in a steel cup. The assemblies are installed by flaring the end of the cup neck into a countersunk panel hole. Stud locking action compresses the spring, exerting a clamping force on the fastened parts. In locking the stud spiral cam engages a rigid wire which is offered by the receptacle.

Specifications:

Locking Tension: 15 lb
Rated Tensile and Shear: 200 lb when used with DFCI receptacles.
Max. sheet separation under tensile overload: 3/64"
Wear endurance: 5000 use cycles.

Material
Stud: Heat treated carbon steel
Spring: Spring temper music wire
Cup: Mild steel

Type 3522-Sxxx-C3C stud assemblies provide a nearly solid lock without allowing the sheet separation that occurs with 3506-SCxxxA-C3C assemblies while under tensile overload sufficient to overcome the expansion force of their springs. With 3522-Sxxx-C3C assemblies, the stud cam first quarter-turns onto the receptacle wire under spring tension supplied by a curved washer. Further locking rotation then starts to turn the cammed fastener head around a stud cross-pin. The head is moved downward as it turns, compressing a coil spring which is stronger than the curved washer, and finally compressing the curved washer flat. At the fully-locked position, the assembly has no remaining spring movement achievable by tensile overload.

Specifications:

Locking Tension: Variable, up to 200 lb
Rated Tensile and Shear: 200 lb when used with DFCI receptacles.

Material
Cup is mild steel, all other components are heat treated carbon steel.

2. Select a finish
Epoxy primer followed by epoxy top coat color: Gray Color Number R/C 239 Rockwell Collins P/N 580-0709-028 #239 Bombardier Gray.
Applied over zinc plate per ASTM-B-633, Type III, SC2 Trivalent clear chromate with NO sealer.
ASTM-B-633; MIL-P-23377; MIL-P-53022
Black oxide over copper
sealer: clear acrylic dip
(MIL-C-14550, CLASS 2) AMS 2418, TYPE 1 COPPER PLATE; MIL-F-495, BLACK OXIDE OVER COPPER
Black oxide over ferrous metal - Class to be determined by materialMIL-C-13924, CLASS 1, 3, 4
Black epoxy .0006 min. thickness with black epoxy enamel .0003 min. thickness. Black epoxy and enamel color no. 37038 (No base coating)
Available over Stainless Steel Only!
MIL-P-23377; MIL-C-22750; FED-STD-595
Brown Epoxy .0006 min. thickness with brown epoxy enamel .0003 min thickness, Lusterless Brown color no. 30040. Applied over zinc plate per ASTM-B-633, Type III, SC2 Trivalent clear chromate with NO sealer.MIL-P-23377; MIL-C-22750; FED-STD-595; ASTM-B-633
Black Epoxy .0006 min. thickness with black epoxy enamel .0003 min thickness, Black Epoxy enamel color no. 37038. Applied over zinc plate per ASTM-B-633, Type III, SC2 Trivalent clear chromate with NO sealer.MIL-P-23377; MIL-C-22750; FED-STD-595; ASTM-B-633
Black Epoxy .0006 min. thickness with black epoxy enamel .0003 min thickness, Black Epoxy enamel color no. 37038. Applied over zinc plate per ASTM-B-633, Type III, SC2 Trivalent clear chromate with NO sealer.MIL-P-85582; MIL-C-22750; FED-STD-595; ASTM-B-633
Gray Epoxy .0006 min. thickness with gray epoxy enamel .0003 min. thickness. Gray color number 36118. Applied over zinc plate per ASTM-B-633, Type III, SC2 Trivalent clear chromate with NO sealer.MIL-P-23377; MIL-C-22750; FED-STD-595; ASTM-B-633
Gray Epoxy .0006 min. thickness with gray epoxy enamel .0003 min. thickness. Gray color number 36231. Applied over zinc plate per ASTM-B-633, Type III, SC2 Trivalent clear chromate with NO sealer.MIL-P-23377; MIL-C-22750; FED-STD-595; ASTM-B-633
Gray Epoxy .0006 min. thickness with gray epoxy enamel .0003 min. thickness. Gray color number 26492. Applied over zinc plate per ASTM-B-633, Type III, SC2 Trivalent clear chromate with NO sealer.MIL-P-23377; MIL-C-22750; FED-STD-595; ASTM-B-633
Gray Epoxy .0006 min. thickness with gray epoxy enamel .0003 min. thickness. Lusterless Gray color number 36152. Applied over zinc plate per ASTM-B-633, Type III, SC2 Trivalent clear chromate with NO sealer.MIL-P-23377; MIL-C-22750; FED-STD-595; ASTM-B-633
Gray Epoxy .0006 min. thickness with gray epoxy enamel .0003 min. thickness. Lusterless Gray color number 36076. Applied over zinc plate per ASTM-B-633, Type III, SC2 Trivalent clear chromate with NO sealer.MIL-P-23377; MIL-C-22750; FED-STD-595; ASTM-B-633
Medium Brown Epoxy .0006 min. thickness with medium brown epoxy enamel .0003 min. thickness color Boeing brown. Applied over zinc plate per ASTM-B-633, Type III, SC2 trivalent clear chromate with NO sealer.MIL-P-23377; MIL-C-22750; ASTM-B-633; BAC8328
One coat BMS10-11, Type I Epoxy Resin Primer per BAC5736 and bms10-83, Type III Gray Topcoat, Boeing color BAC703 per D-14080, Applied per BAC5755, Type 4 Applied over zinc plate per ASTM-B-633, Type III, SC2 Trivalent clear chromate with NO sealer.ASTM-B-633 TYPE III, CLASS SC2 CLEAR CHROMATE
Epoxy primer followed by epoxy top coat color, Adams No. 25 lusterless Gunmetal Applied over zinc plate per ASTM-B-633, Type III, SC2 Trivalent clear chromate with NO sealer.BAC Number: 721; BAC Name: Gray; ASTM-B-633; MIL-P-23377
Chromium plate, NI .0003 thick, black chromiumMIL-C-14538, COLOR NO. 37038/FED-STD-595
Chromium plate, NI .0003 thick, bright (clear) chromiumQQ-C-320, TYPE I, CLASS 1, BRIGHT
Chromium plate, NI .0003 thick, bronze-gold chromiumQQ-C-320, TYPE I, CLASS 1, BRONZE
Black nickel over nickel plate .0004 thickMIL-P-18317, OVER QQ-N-290, CLASS 1, GRADE F
Epoxy prime coat followed by urethane topcoat. Color: silver gray metalic, color no. 290 per color chip part no. 071-0103-000; Applied over zinc plate per ASTM-B-633, Type III, SC2 Trivalent clear chromate with NO sealer.074-0103-000; ASTM-B-633; MIL-P-23377
Zinc Flake Coating with Black Sealer
Delta Seal Black GZ Coating
Delta Protekt; KL100
Zinc Trivalent Black .0003 thick. Trivalent Chromate Black Dye with SealerASTM-B-633, Type II, SC 2, Black
Zinc Trivalent Clear .0003 thick. Trivalent Chromate Clear with SealerASTM-B-633, Type III, SC 2, Clear
Zinc Trivalent .0003 thick. Trivalent Chromate Clear with NO sealer.ASTM-B-633, TYPE III SC2 Clear
Zinc Trivalent Yellow .0003 thick, Trivalent Chromate Yellow Dye with Sealer

We recommend the Z3CT finish instead of the Z3YT finish. The Z3CT finish is much more cost effective and provides the same salt spray benefits as the Z3YT finish.
ASTM-B-633, Type II, SC 2, Yellow

3. Enter the Panel Thickness:

4. Click on the "Calculate" button to see the resulting part numbers.

Every effort has been made to verify the accuracy of the calculations in this program. However, your application may be unique and not allowed for in the software. The calculations should be verified with an authorized sales engineer before purchasing the parts for your specific application.

Your Specifications Your Results
Stud Part Number
Panel Cup DIM B

Note: Our calculations assume that the locked stud panel will contact a DFCI receptacle strip having a wire depth of .150".

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* Meets the design, physical and performance requirements of MIL-F-25173A. However, full mechanical properties testing may not be performed on each production lot.