bisco industries Blog

What is a Captive Screw?

Captive screws are specially designed to lock into pre-drilled holes so that the screw can be fastened and unfastened without the screw being detached. One of the primary benefits of captive screws is that they provide secure fastening while reducing costs associated with lost screws or damage from foreign object debris (FOD). Captive screws are available in a variety of styles and materials to suite diverse application needs. Captive screws are frequently used in electronic enclosures, exhibits/signs, medical devices, and network cabinets.

Captive Screw Diagram

Leading Captive Screw Manufacturers

  • Southco
  • Alcoa
  • RAF
  • Essentra
  • PEM
  • PSM

Learn More About Captive Screws

To learn more about captive screws, read this helpful article from IHS Engineering 360 or contact bisco’s industries’ customer support team. Be sure to visit bisco’s blog each Wednesday to learn about other commonly used fasteners and electronic components.

Keystone Electronics – Helping Keep Your Lawn Green

Optimizing Water Usage

What keeps your front lawn that beautiful green during long, hot summer months? Water! Water, that more often than not travels through sprinkler systems to reach its final destination.  Sprinkler systems not only help keep lawns green but also provide much needed water to flower gardens and food crops. Typical sprinkler designs include a hosepipe that supplies water to a metal arm; this metal arm is placed on a rotating base enabling water to be thinly spread over a large area. Today’s sprinklers are often used in conjunction with electronic systems, such as digital timers and controllers, weather sensors, and even remote controls.  These electronic systems help to conserve water by optimizing the timing of irrigation and shutting off water flow when irrigation is complete.

Electronic sprinkler systems depend on a variety of components from Keystone Electronics including mounting brackets, fuse clips, fuse holders, and screws and panel hardware. With the support of Keystone agriculturalists, homeowners, and gardening enthusiasts can keep their plants and lawns healthy and green while still conserving water.

Your Local Keystone Distributor

bisco industries is a proud to be an authorized Keystone distributor. Whether you’re an engineer looking to design in components or a buyer looking to get parts on order, bisco is here to make your life easier. We offer a complete catalog of Keystone products on our website as well as online pricing and ordering. bisco also has 46 facilities throughout North America staffed with knowledgeable sales people ready to serve you. Visit or contact our customer service team today!

<span>%d</span> bloggers like this: