M1.6 screw sizes are one of the standard screw size categories, and are a bit larger than most of the other screw size ranges. They can be used in many different applications and are commonly found in the auto industry and on mechanical components. Generally, they are designed for use with micro metal gearmotors and are available in a wide variety of materials and finishes.
Pan head machine screws
When you need a screw that’s not a lot of work, but still makes the job a breeze, turn to M1.6 pan head machine screws. These low profile bolts are made of zinc plated steel and come in packs of six. Known for their impressive tensile strength, they can be used in a variety of applications. Especially helpful in industrial settings, these machine screws are best for use in thin materials that need to be held in place. Unlike their flat-head counterparts, these machine screws don’t require a pre-drilled hole. Consequently, they can be tapped into metal or plastic, depending on your needs.
They can also be used in areas with limited overhead clearance. Their low profile design makes them an excellent choice for tight quarters. As a result, they are often called upon in high-traffic applications such as manufacturing. The best part is that they can be easily replaced, making them an economical and eco-friendly solution.
Flat point set screws
Flat point set screws are used as adjusting screws in softer materials. They are ideal for use in soft plugs or when there is a need to re-set frequently. However, they can cause damage to the outer diameter of the round shaft when inserted.
These screws are typically made from stainless steel, alloy steel, or carbon steel. The threaded part of the set screw has a flatness accuracy of less than 0.01mm.
Flat point set screws can be used in soft or hardened materials. If the material is brittle, chipping on the threads can occur.
Generally, the shortest total length of a set screw is two mm. There are five different tip shapes that can be used. In addition, there is a CC Point, or Cup & Cone Point.
A lot of manufacturers of set screws are old and have a limited number of employees. It is difficult to find a factory that will accept a special order. Many factories do not have the machine tools required to produce general set screws.
Specifications in millimeters
What are the nitty gritty tidbits of a M1.6 pan head screw? The standard M1.6 screw is a 3 mm long, zinc plated steel affair. Its job is to mount a brass face plate onto a brass mounting hole. Generally, the machine screw is used in applications where the pre-tapped hole is already in place, or where the screw will be able to be adjusted, e.g., in the case of a bolted down yoke or yokeless joint.
In addition to its M1.6 counterpart, the pan head screw is not limited to just brass face plates. It can also be found in aluminum and carbon steel varieties. Compared to its counterpart, the pan head is better at resisting corrosion. And it can be installed in a jiffy, thanks to its sturdiness. Another advantage of the pan-head is its ability to mate with a variety of threaded spuds. So, the next time you are in the market for a M1.6 pan head screw, consider your options.
Micro metal gearmotors
Micro metal gearmotors are very small motors that can be used in a wide range of applications. You can use them to drive a linear actuator or use them as a DC motor. Most of the micro metal gearmotors have a similar physical size, but they are different in their design. If you are looking to use a micro metal gearmotor, you may want to consider using M1.6 screw sizes to secure them. These screws are made of zinc-plated steel and measure 3 mm in length. This allows them to be compatible with mounting holes on the brace face plates of micro metal gearmotors.
Some micro metal gearmotors include an additional output shaft. This shaft protrudes from the back of the motor and rotates at the same speed as the input to the gearbox. The extra shaft is useful for a variety of applications, including building custom encoders. In addition, some micro metal gearmotors are sold with an extended mounting bracket that covers exposed gears.