panel joining

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.

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.

D-SNAP and SNAPLINE technology for assembly of racks and cabinetsNew 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.

 

FDB compact fastener/joiner

FDB panel fastener


D-SNAP technology handbook available from FDB Panel Fittings* Please contact us for your free copy of the D-Snap Technology Booklet – produced in association with Dirak detailing the application of D-SNAP technology to enable major cost savings in production of electrical and electronic cabinets or enclosures.

 

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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Our “One Stop for Panel Components”

8 August 2012

We are pleased to announce that we have far exceeded a 3000 plus inventory of specialist industrial access hardware for electrical enclosures, cabinets, electronic racks, control panels, HVAC equipment, lockers/furniture, amusement machines, retail displays, telephone and vehicle security. Our Panel Fittings range now features locks of many types from quarter-turn through compression locks/latches and combination to pin tumbler, […]

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FLAT PACK ENCLOSURES WITH SNAP-LINE®

1 March 2012

We have been excited by the possibilities of the SNAP-LINE® range for use in fabricating flat pack enclosures as illustrated by the videos available on our website and Youtube channel. The D-SNAP technology has been designed for quick easy use and has been applied to a full range of components from panel joiners to hinges and […]

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D-SNAP® joiners for panel fitting

10 October 2011

The D-SNAP® range of panel assembly joiners, locks, hinges etc is designed to enable specialist cabinet builders to quickly fabricate housings with flat sheet into a robust structure. These new joiner components operate to fasten two or more sheet metal panels together by simply pressing and snapping the joiner into prepared panel cutouts. They are […]

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