Fastmount doubles down on clip strength with new PC-SVMX
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 3:51 PM
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 superyacht and production yacht 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 any special tools. With a 15kg pull out load and 100kg shear load, the clip is perfect for installing heavier removable wall panels and ceiling panels without visible fixings.
As marine markets continue to streamline their 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 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 simple installation without special tools. The PC-SVMX can be installed without the need for 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 pre-fabricated with pre-drilled screw holes, ready for clip installation. The clip’s sturdiness enables installation of the clip offsite, 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 type of panel,” 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
In place of the usual preparations for METSTRADE, Fastmount has been busy in the research and development department, working on new products to extend the Stratlock and Metal Ranges, which will be launched to the public before the end of 2020, and beginning of 2021.