CPI’s New Tool-Less Hardware Kit Addresses Challenges of Installing, Removing Traditional Cage Nuts

The new Clik-Nut(tm) 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.

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