A panel nut is a type of fastener designed for use in panels, enclosures, or thin materials. It is used to secure components or equipment to a panel or surface by providing a threaded hole for a bolt or screw. Panel nuts are often used in electronics, industrial equipment, machinery, and various applications where a threaded connection is needed in thin or fragile materials.
Panel nuts are useful for providing a threaded anchor point in situations where a nut cannot be accessed from the backside of a panel or where the material is too thin to support a traditional nut. They allow for a threaded connection without the need for additional hardware like washers or locking mechanisms.