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August 2016 - CPI’s New Clik-Nut™ Eliminates the Installation Challenges of Traditional Cage Nuts

Tool-less Design Reduces Labor and Installation Time by at Least 70%

Clik-Nut Hardware Kit - 76453P_SINGLE_RGB72.jpg76543P_INSTALLED_OUTLINE.jpgWESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., Aug. 12, 2016 — The new Clik-Nut™ Hardware Kit by Chatsworth Products (CPI) addresses the fundamental challenges of installing and removing traditional cage nuts. The patent-pending, squeeze-and-release design eliminates the need for tools, resulting in easier and faster installation by at least 70 percent.

Standard cage nut hardware can be difficult and time-consuming to install or move. Installing cage nuts requires force that exceeds what can be reasonably applied by human fingers. Consequently, installers routinely suffer from pinched fingers, ripped or detached fingernails. CPI’s Clik-Nut Hardware Kit solves these issues. 

“Anyone who has ever used cage nuts will attest they are not easy to install or remove. They are difficult and painful to install without a specialty tool; the tool is always missing when you need it, and no tool works well for both installation and removal. The increasing number of requests to install these at the factory combined with general customer comments over the years motivated us to take a second look,” stated Sam Rodriguez, CPI Sr. Product Manager of Cabinet & Thermal Solutions.

Advantages of the new product include:

No tools required – squeeze-and-release design allows for easier, faster and safer installation
High payload capacity – same strength and reliability as standard cage nuts
Universal usability – fully compatible with .375” (9.5 mm) EIA square-punched holes

To use, simply align the Clik-Nut with the desired mounting hole, squeeze and release the tab. The Clik-Nut will then be fastened in place and ready for equipment mounting.

CPI’s Clik-Nut Hardware Kit is sold in packs of 25, 250 and 1000 and is available in multiple thread sets—M6, 12-24 and 10-32. The engraved thread size on the Clik-Nut allows easy identification, and the zinc plated finish helps prevent corrosion.

“I am excited to introduce our new Clik-Nut design and am confident that our customers will be pleased. Instead of creating a better tool, we eliminated it. The end result is a fast, safe and simple design that provides the same high reliability attachment the industry has relied upon for decades,” Rodriguez added.

Achieve fast, secure and safe installation with CPI’s Clik-Nut Hardware Kit. For more information and to watch a demonstration video, visit the product page on CPI’s website, or request a sample to try it for yourself.

 

About Chatsworth Products

Chatsworth Products (CPI) is a global manufacturer of products and solutions that protect your ever-growing investment in information and communications technology for IT and industrial automation applications. We act as your business partner and are uniquely prepared to respond to your specific requirements with global availability and rapid product customization, giving you a competitive advantage. With decades of experience engineering thermal, power and cable management solutions for the data center, enterprise networking and industrial enclosure markets, CPI is well positioned to provide you with unequaled application expertise, customer service and technical support, as well as a global network of industry-leading distributors. CPI has three key focuses: thermal management for equipment secured in racks; site optimization through remote monitoring of power, environmentals and access control; and customization of enclosures, equipment storage and cable management solutions to meet customer and site-specific requirements. CPI’s broad offering includes: Cabinet, Containment and Industrial Enclosure Systems, Cable Management, Cable Runway and Tray, Environmental Monitoring and Security, Grounding and Bonding, Power Management, Rack Systems, Seismic Protection Systems, Wall-Mount Systems and Zone Cabling and Wireless Enclosures. Additionally, CPI provides free apps and online design tools, including BIM and CAD models, Product Designers, technical trainings, free webinars, and much more.

CPI is listed with the General Services Administration (GSA) under Federal Supply Schedule IT 70. Products are also available through GSA Advantage and through Government Wide Acquisition Contracts (GWACs), including GSA Connections and NITAAC-ECS III (www.chatsworth.com/gov).

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