SOURCE: Chatsworth Products

Chatsworth Products

August 31, 2016 09:12 ET

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%

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 31, 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, visit the product page on CPI's website, or request a sample to try it for yourself.

About Chatsworth Products
At Chatsworth Products (CPI), it is our mission to address today's critical IT infrastructure needs with products and services that protect your ever-growing investment in information and communication technology. We act as your business partner and are uniquely prepared to respond to your specific requirements with global availability and rapid product customization that will give you a competitive advantage. At CPI, our passion works for you. With over two decades of engineering innovative IT physical layer solutions for the Fortune 500 and multinational corporations, CPI can respond to your business requirements with unequaled application expertise, customer service and technical support, as well as a global network of industry-leading distributors. Headquartered in the United States, CPI operates from multiple sites worldwide, including offices in Mexico, Canada, China, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. CPI's manufacturing facilities are located in the United States, Asia and Europe.

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).

While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of all information, CPI does not accept liability for any errors or omissions and reserves the right to change information and descriptions of listed services and products.

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