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About RAF Electronic Hardware

In 2008, RAF joined with MW Industries Inc. to become the nation’s leading supplier of electronic hardware components to a variety of industries, including computers, telecommunications, medical, entertainment and military/aerospace.

 

Typical applications for their hardware include:

  • Electronics
  • Computers
  • Telecommunications
  • Medical
  • Military
  • Automotive
  • Aerospace
  • Alternative Energy

RAF's product lines include:

  • Standoffs
  • Spacers
  • Handles & Ferrules
  • Male/Female standoffs
  • Captive Screws
  • Reatiners
  • Jackscrews
  • Precision Shoulder Screws
  • Thumb Screws
  • Thumb Nuts
  • Swage Standoffs
  • Insulating Washers
  • Anti-rotating Swage Standoffs
  • Swaging Tools
  • Plastic Circuit Board Supports

All products can be supplied in American standard and metric dimensions.

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Circuit Board Supports

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Inexpensive plastic circuit board supports are used extensively to mount small, noncritical PCBs in many types of consumer and commercial electronic equipment. With easy no-tool insertion and removal, this wide range of available support components provides a complete selection for all applications.

 

RAF has 56 different PCB support components including:

  • Standoffs
  • Spacers
  • Adhesive base supports
  • Threaded
  • Snap-on
  • Blind-hole
  • Flexible hinge
  • Edge/corner and many others

Also available as standard parts in metric dimensions.

Assortment of 7 standoffs

Standoffs

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Basic Standoffs

The basic standard for PCB mounting, standoffs are available in round, hex and square styles with regular and swaged ends. Swages include plain and knurled shanks and front, back or front and back faced knurls. They are available in a wide variety of materials and finishes for every application.

 

RAF Standoffs have the following attributes:

  • Internal thread styles
  • Round, hex, and square profiles
  • Aluminum, brass, steel, stainless steel, & nylon
  • Threads: 2-56 to 5/16-18
  • Lengths: 3/32" to 10"
  • Diameters: 1/18" to 5/8"

Also available as standard parts in metric dimensions.

Male/Female Standoffs

Used for printed circuit board mounting and other applications requiring close control of dimensions, such as PC/104 modules, male-female standoffs are available in a variety of materials, finishes, lengths and diameters. Male-female models come in round and hex profiles. A male-male standoff also is offered.

 

RAF Male/Female Standoffs have the following attributes:

  • Round, hex, and square profiles
  • Aluminum, brass, steel, stainless steel, & nylon
  • More than 40 metallic finishes
  • Threads: 2-56 to 5/16-18
  • Lengths: 3/32" to 10"
  • Diameters: 3/16" to 1/2"

Also available as standard parts in metric dimensions.

Assortment of 4 jackscrews and thumbscrews

Jackscrews & Thumbscrews

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Jackscrews

Primarily used to secure D-type cable connectors in computer and other electronic equipment, standard 3/16” hex jack screws come as a complete set including two at washers, one lock washer and a nut. They meet all the important industry specifications and can be customized for your application.

 

RAF Jackscrews have the following attributes:

  • Standard design hex jack screws
  • Supplied with washers and nut
  • Material: steel with zinc plate per ASTM B633 (yellow chromate)
  • Thread Lengths: 3/16" to 3/4"
  • Body Diameter: 3/16" hex
  • Body Length: 3/16”
  • Threads: 4-40

Also available as standard parts in metric dimensions.

Thumbscrews

Thumb screws add the finishing touch to front panels or other equipment and offer the ease of no-tool assembly and disassembly for many applications. These components have easy-to-grip diamond knurl head surfaces plus a choice of materials and finishes that will complement any design.

 

RAF Thumbscrews have the following attributes:

  • Standard design hex jack screws
  • Supplied with washers and nut
  • Material: steel with zinc plate per ASTM B633 (yellow chromate)
  • Thread Lengths: 3/16" to 3/4"
  • Body Diameter: 3/16" hex
  • Body Length: 3/16”
  • Threads: 4-40

Also available as standard parts in metric dimensions.

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Spacers

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Used for applications requiring close control of dimensions, such as PCB mounting, these spacers come in a variety of outside dimensions and lengths. In addition to standard models, swage configurations are available to accommodate circuit boards with thicknesses from 1/32” to 1/4”.

 

RAF Spacers have the following attributes:

  • Round, hex, and square profiles
  • Aluminum, brass, steel, stainless steel, & nylon
  • Lengths: 3/32" to 2"
  • Diameters: 1/18" to 3/4"
  • Clearance Holes: 0.64" to 0.505"

Also available as standard parts in metric dimensions.

3 Captive panel screws

Captive Panel Screws

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Invaluable for equipment panels where mounting hardware is subject to loss, these captive screws and retainers assure easy and secure assembly. In addition to standard models, users choose variations such as slotted, unslotted or hex heads, washers for oval head styles, plus retainer spring and washer sets.

 

RAF Panel Screws have the following attributes:

  • 6 styles of captive panel screws
  • 7 swaged retainer types
  • Brass, steel, stainless steel
  • More than 30 metallic finishes
  • Threads: 2-56 to 3/8-16
  • Lengths: 21/32” to 2”
  • Head Diameters: 5/16” to 3/4”

Also available as standard parts in metric dimensions.

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