D-SNAP

FDB's SNAP-LINE package of panel joiner module, hinge and swinghandle

It seems there are many occasions when a custom enclosure or access panel is required and needs to look really good in a very short amount of time – the Dirak Snapline system is available from our Online store for just such an eventuality.

This convenient snap-in series of hinges, panel joiners and locks minimises the production issues by needing only simple rectangular cut-outs so that assembly in-house or onsite can be quickly achieved with a robust and attractive result.

Shop fitting fasteners from FDB Panel Fittings

Among other places the FDB Panel Fittings range of fasteners find application in shop fitting manufacture, not only quarter-turn locks and swinghandles in checkout islands but also quick-fix/release fasteners around the display section of stores where they may be used to hold price indicators, product cards and special offers. For cupboards and storage space at the checkout rapid keyless access is provided with wing handles, while triangular key or cylinder locks are also typical – for more security digital combination locks may be preferred.

Elsewhere, captive Snapline connectors and push-fit fasteners with tool or toolless operation are suited to widespread use in stores generally and can be found at the FDB Online Store available ex-stock for urgent delivery.

D-SNAP technology handbook available from FDB Panel Fittings

On our main site we have a range of videos showing how quick, convenient and durable Dirak’s innovative new SNAPLINE range of products can be.

The first video shows how SNAPLINE can be used by anyone and can save up to 90% of assembly time. The second shows how quickly and easily you can uninstall Dirak Snapline products and thirdly a short video showing how surprisingly strong and durable the range is.

Innovative applications of time saving SNAPLINE products in the assembly of a complete enclosure with panel joiners, hinges and door lock-latches.

SNAPLINE hinges and panel joinersWe 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.

Fasteners and Joiners Online

6 February 2015

The Snapline range of innovative D-Snap technology fasteners and joiners allow panels to be quickly and robustly fitted together ( and quickly separated if required ) enabling complete custom enclosures to be constructed or simply for panels to be easily located such as 19″ fascias or similar. Snapline connectors require no special hardware for fitment […]

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Snap-line fasteners and joiners – Online

11 December 2014

New from our Online shop we now have Snap-line fasteners and joiners featuring the innovative D-Snap® technology* which feature tool-less installation with no mounting hardware required. They are designed for the rapid assembly of enclosures and the fixing of panels eg inspection panels to equipment or 19″ fascias onto electronic racks.   * Please contact us […]

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FDB Speeds-the-Way to Rugged Cabinet Hardware

27 June 2014

When Argon Welding Ltd saw the need for rugged all-terrain mechanics tool cabinets in their favourite sport of motorbike speedway racing, they naturally turned to in-house argon welding capability – but they also turned to our specialists here at FDB Panel Fittings for their expertise and ex-stock products to aid in quick low-cost assembly. As Steve […]

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Rocfast and Snapline – right locks, right time

29 January 2014

We were delighted recently to find that our Rocfast program, combined with the novel D-SNAP technology, enabled rapid on-site enclosure lock changes with substantial saving in time and money for one enterprising customer. The SNAPLINE series of zinc die or polyamide bodied locks with adjustable L/R 90° operation clips securely into a standard rectangular cut […]

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Knowledge Base Guide for D-Snap Technology

23 December 2013

Our latest Knowledge Base guide covers the innovative D-Snap technology employed in the SNAPLINE range of enclosure hardware. For design and production engineers looking to save up to 90% of assembly time in installation of enclosure fittings, D-Snap technology provides one very effective, easily implemented and robust solution. This downloadable guide covers an explanation of […]

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How to use SNAPLINE Products

12 December 2013

Here are some innovative applications of time saving SNAPLINE products in the assembly of a complete enclosure with panel joiners, hinges and door lock-latches. This video shows how Snapline can be used by anyone and can save upto 90% of assembly time. Share the post “How to use SNAPLINE Products” FacebookTwitterLinkedInE-mail

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