multi point locking rods

The new DIRAK Swinghandle system has been enhanced with the introduction of their 3-440 Bearing Plate RS bases. These intermediary mounting accessories enable use of swinghandles with a single point polyamide latching cam or alternatively with standard cam and multi-point rod locking if required.

Installation is quick and simple with initial clip attachment to the swinghandle base, then twin screw fastening for security and sealing.

These internal support plates secure the swinghandle through doors of 1mm up to 3mm thickness and provide 270° limitation with the locking position engaged at 90°.

The “type a” bearing plate incorporates a black polyamide cam, while “type b” uses standard cams or 3-point adapter for connection into a rod closure system.

The new DIRAK 3-149 swinghandle is a low-profile IP65 locking handle which facilitates fitment of flat rod multi-point closure systems.

This swinghandle/flat rod approach especially suits larger door cabinets which need the additional rigidity which they can offer to the door structure in its closed condition, thus aiding sealing and security.

These flat rod systems enable 2 or 3-point closure – even 4 or 5-point and more, by virtue of multiple brackets at intermediate points along each rod. This new 3-149 swinghandle provides pop-out handle operation with 1333 keyed lock cylinder for RH or LH mounting and incorporating an optional integral earthing clip.

Customers continue to find our Knowledge Base guides a source of valuable information about Locks, Hinges, Seals and Gaskets, Continuous Hinges, Multi-point Locking, Swinghandles, Compression Locks, D-Snap Technology and Gas Struts.

So for those occasional moments or to check out before you specify your next enclosure hardware why not have a quick browse?

T handles – ( or Tee handles) are a traditional and comfortable way of operating latches with or without key locks. Generally a simple fit into a keyed hole and assembled with a back-nut to provide a cam or tab latch, they are available in zinc die, polyamide or stainless steel – many of them are compatible with multi point locking systems by using rod mechanisms to provide an additional two points of closure. This enhances security especially on large cabinet doors both in terms of sealing and preventing unauthorised opening – while still enabling single handed opening/closing.Round rods from FDB

T handles and Rod mechanisms can be found at our Online store – or please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Multi point locking systems

23 November 2018

Multi point rod locking systems – sometimes called espagnolette arrangements – are a mainstream layout for closure of larger cabinets and generally give a three point pull down of the door gasket as well as securing against unauthorised opening. Typically the rods are operated by a locking handle such as a swinghandle or traditional L/T […]

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Rod latches and rod locking systems

23 June 2018

Rod latches and multipoint rod locking systems are a convenient way to spread gasket pull down forces around the periphery of a large cabinet door to enhance sealing, while the multiple latching points provide better resistance to unauthorised opening. They can be coupled with a simple quarter turn latch or lock, or with any of […]

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Multi-point cabinet locking

15 September 2017

Often it seems the unsung heroes of cabinet locking are the rods and rod guides which actuate the locking mechanism to ensure multi-point closure and gasket pull down – these are the components which ensure closure and sealing of large cabinet doors, and which connect to the lock and facilitate secure access control. Here at […]

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Round rod multi-point locking systems

7 October 2016

Round rod locking systems are a mainstay of the specialist cabinet industry so it is important that we have a good selection of these in stock for immediate delivery. Standard sizes are available in 100 mm increments as are stainless steel variants where required. Rod guides and compatible handles with/without locks form part of our comprehensive hardware package […]

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Rods for multi-point locks – round rods, flat rods,

12 August 2016

Our Online shop has a great range of the most popular rod components for multi-point cabinet locking systems, with round and flat rods in many lengths, together with suitable rod guides, as well as rod eyes and adapters to set up your 2 or 3 point closure correctly. Quarter turn lock and rod systems are also available […]

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Cabinet Locking Rods Online

21 August 2014

Our Online store is proving of great interest to specialist panel builders and when it comes to control cabinets or server cabinets with large doors then multi-point locking is generally required for security and protection purposes – so we have incorporated a great selection of cabinet locking rods and rod latches into our ex-stock program just a […]

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