Compression Limiters - what are they?

As well as being one of just two manufacturers of threaded inserts in the UK, providing speaker spikes to the HiFi and music industry and a supplier of T-Nuts to the wood industry, Fitsco are a leading global supplier of Compression Limiters, predominantly in the automotive industry. But what exactly are ‘Compression Limiters’?

The main function of Compression Limiters are to provide and maintain joint stability to plastic assembly. They are made to strengthen holding power of threads in material. Unlike threaded inserts, compression limiters are non-threaded bushings and they can be made of a variety of materials, including brass, steel, stainless or plastic.

Like many threaded inserts, they can be installed using heat, ultrasonics or pressed into place.

Blog by Dan - 2nd July 2019

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