We are delighted that the SNAP-LINE® range of hinges and panel joiners is now available at our Online store. The full range which includes locks/handles, hinges, compression latches, quarter-turns, swinghandles, joining elements, pull handles and slam latches is viewable on our main website and is likely to interest specialist enclosure or cabinet builders who are looking for a simple labour saving way to rationalise panel punching and subsequent assembly.
The SNAP-LINE® system features a unique clip-in and tool removal system covering metal thicknesses from 0.8mm up to 2.7mm in convenient steps to suit normal industrial practice. Degrees of sealing offered by hinges and locks/handles can achieve up to IP65 where specified.
This unique modular technology requires only rectangular hole punching to suit the relevant component which can then be pushed into place by hand to achieve a firm positive fit. The system can be used to fabricate complete cabinets by means of joining elements which can hold sides to back, panels to frames – other components then complete the assembly with snap-in hinges and door closure/security items and so on.
The technology that enables this involves careful use of detail design criteria and spring utilisation to ensure a “locked-in” tight fit once installed and a robust assembly when in use.