Snapline

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.

Dirak Retractable locking pin application - from FDB

This versatile locking pin is a simple solution to retention of items such as electronics tray assemblies or even for use as a removable pin hinge for side panels etc.

  • Locking pin with spring-loaded handle.
  • Tool-less assembly.
  • Allows locking of covers and flaps in defined positions.
  • Usable as hinge.
  • Flexible use for material thicknesses from 1 to 13 mm.
  • Spacer 8mm and 4mm included in scope of delivery.
  • 1. Assembled product with spacer 8mm.
  • 2. Assembled product with spacer 4mm.
  • 3. Assembled product without spacer.
SNAPLINE captive panel fasteners from FDB

The SNAPLINE range of locks, hinges, and panel fixings is a sophisticated design series enabling very quick installation and operation of cabinet and enclosure related equipment – this particularly includes the captive panel fastener for doors, covers, 19″ rack drawers etc. allowing instant push-in to lock and push-button release for removal of panels onto/from the frame/housing.

Typical applications include server racks where very fast extraction and replacement may be required. SNAPLINE products are available ex-stock from our Online Store.

SNAPLINE captive panel fastener features include:

  • Tool-less installation; completely pre-assembled.
  • Housing: zinc die, black.
  • Insert: aluminium, anodised
  • Springs: stainless steel
  • Snap wedges: sintered steel
  • Clamping range: 3.3 – 4.0mm
  • Fastener is captive in the front panel.
  • Vibration-resistant.

SNAP-LINE® Panel Fittings Range now at our Online store

17 April 2015

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 […]

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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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More Cabinet and Enclosure Hinges Online

14 July 2014

We are delighted to now have even more hinges in stock than ever before including : friction hinges, polyamide hinges, concealed hinges, lift off hinges, Snapline hinges, butt/leaf hinges, continuous hinges and surface mounted hinges. Also of course we now have many of these available from our online store where we currently have 91 types […]

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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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