RS PRO Pozidriv Pan Head A2 304 Stainless Steel Machine Screw, M3, 16mm

  • RS Stock No. 528-766
  • Manufacturer RS PRO
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Pan head screws with cross recess - A2 stainless steel, metric thread

Machine screws are fully threaded screws that are specifically designed to be used in pre-tapped holes or used with conforming nuts and washers in through holes. Machine screws are available in an array of configurations, materials, driver head types and sizes. As their name implies, machine screws are used to fasten various components together in appliances, tools, machines, electronic devices, vehicles amongst a whole host of other objects. Machine screws are similar to a bolt but have a socket in the head which allows it to be turned with a screwdriver.

Are they easy to assemble?

Our pozidriv pan head machine screws have been designed to give the user an easy assembling experience.

When are they used?

This screw type is commonly used in most food, medical, chemical, electrical and domestic applications.

A machine screw is similar to a bolt but has a socket or slot in its head that allows it to be turned by a screwdriver. The shank on a machine screw is straight rather than tapered with a full thread which is uniform along the entire length. Machine screws do not tap their own thread into materials like wood screws do but are designed to be fastened into pre-tapped holes in the parts they are fastening together. Having a threaded hole creates a stronger joint and results in a higher quality product.

Features & Benefits

• Excellent corrosion resistance • A2 grade 18/8 stainless steel (Type 304 S15)
• Versatile in the number of joints they can fasten
• Aesthetically pleasing finish
• Can be used up to 800 °C

Pan head machine screws, as the name suggests, have a head that looks like an inverted frying pan. The heads are flat on the top and rounded on the sides. When driven into material pan head machine screws protrude rather than sit flush. Pan head type screws are used when a flat bearing surface is needed but a countersunk screw is not required.

Typical Applications

• Machine parts • Decorating
• Electrical equipment
• Kitchen utilities

Pozidriv, sometimes shortened to Pozi, stands for “positive drive”. This head type has a cross recess in the centre with four small indentations around it creating 8 points of contact. This design provides improved engagement and contact with the screwdriver and prevents ejection force when tightening or loosening the machine screw.

Features and Benefits

• Pozidriv head type for improved screwdriver grip
• Pan head design for a flat bearing surface
• A2 stainless steel for excellent resistance to corrosion and oxidation, strong abrasion resistance, low levels of distortion and the ability to withstand extremes of temperature
• Easily Cleanable
• Meets DIN 7985 Standards

What are Machine Screws Used For?

These stainless steel pan head machine screws are designed to hold separate components together in a wide range of applications such as industrial machinery and vehicle engines. They are screwed through pre-drilled tapped holes in 2 components and can be fastened at the rear with a nut. This 304 stainless steel machine screw is ideal for use in the following:

• Food processing and brewing equipment
• Domestic appliances
• Building fasteners and fixings
• Medical equipment
• Non-salt water marine applications

Frequently Asked Questions

What Does M2.5, M3, M3.5, M4, M5 Mean?

These measurements are found on metric screws, The 'M' stands for Metric. The number after the 'M' is the nominal outer diameter of the screw in mm.

How Do I Cut a Machine Screw?

Damage to the machine screw threads can prevent parts from fitting together properly, therefore care has to be taken when cutting them and the correct tools used

Cutting a small machine screw (up to standard size #10 or metric size M5 (5mm)
Use a pair of multipurpose wire strippers or electricians pliers that feature M2.5, M3, M3.5, M4, M5 threaded holes. These holes are designed for cutting bolts without damaging the thread. Open the jaws and thread the machine screw into the correct size hole to the distance required. Squeeze the tool handles closed and the screw will be cut at the point where the two halves of the jaws come together. You will have a clean cut without any thread damage.
Cutting a large machine screw (larger than size #10 or metric size M5 (5mm)

This is best done using a hacksaw. Thread the nut on the screw until it reaches the desired point on the head side of the cutting line. Place the screw in a vice or clamp to keep it secure when cutting and cut the screw as straight as you can. When you unthread the nut it will repair and realign any threads that may have been damaged by the saw blade.

Note

This product is not supplied with a washer. To see the range of our cross pan head machine screws please refer to the datasheet and fasteners selection guide. Through these two documents you will also find the various thread sizes and lengths that we have to offer.

Standards

DIN 7985

Specifications
Attribute Value
Head Shape Pan
Drive Type Pozidriv
Length Metric 16mm
Thread Size Metric M3
Material Stainless Steel
Stainless Steel Type A2 304
Thread Pitch 0.5
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