Captive Panel Screws

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Captive screws are specialized fasteners designed to stay attached to panels or components even when unscrewed, preventing loss during maintenance or assembly. Their retained design, achieved through features like shoulders or spring-loaded mechanisms, ensures they remain connected. Commonly used in electronics, industrial machinery, and aerospace, captive screws simplify access to internal components without the risk of misplacement. Available in various types, including thumb screws and shoulder screws, they are typically constructed from materials such as stainless steel or aluminum. The primary benefit lies in their capacity to streamline disassembly and reassembly processes while mitigating the risk of damage, loss, or contamination, making them valuable in environments where loose screws could pose operational or safety concerns.