Text from page 26 of catalogue Shielding systems
Page 26 of catalogue Shielding systems of Reinz-Dichtungs-GmbHAttachments – Fine tuning your shielding system
FROM SIMPLE SHIELDING COMPONENT TO A COMPLEX SHIELDING SYSTEM
Individuality has its advantages, especially when it comes to customized shielding systems. After all, numerous attachments are necessary to create a multi-functional system. We call this »Progressive Advanced Shielding Technology«. These attachments can range from a simple captive screw up to a complex, SLS1) exhaust manifold gasket integrated into the shielding system, with a high-temperature coating of thermoglide®. There are practically no limits to the choice and combinations of attachments. The individual components are not mere decoration, but are integral parts of the entire system.
SMALL PARTS. SIGNIFICANT EFFECTS.
Nuts, pins, seats, sleeves, brackets, Clips, fasteners, and damping elements not only keep things attached in their proper place, but also contribute to greater stability, functionality, and extended service life. Fastening elements are used to attach shielding systems to the different ancillaries in the engine compartment, as well as connect two or more shielding systems – for example with thermal encapsulation (upper and lower shielding parts). Depending on the application, the fastening techniques are »fixed« and »loose«, to compensate for thermal expansion. Furthermore, to prevent the material from settling after the screw has been tightened, the surrounding material can be specially impregnated, or the inlay of the shield can be removed. Alternatively, the fastening elements can also be integrated in the shielding part.
Spring nuts Spring nuts permit the compensation of tolerances. They are clipped securely into an elongated hole in the shielding system by means of a spring mechanism, which permits them to be moved easily to the required position during assembly.
Edge clips These provide the simplest and most convenient way of connecting several shielding elements. Caution: Sometimes, the direction of loading precludes the use of edge clips. In these cases, rivet nuts and pierce nuts are fitted.
SLS1) = Single Layer Steel