rod locks

We are now able to offer the new 3-point zinc-die rod adapter from our sales partner DIRAK. This adapter enables a quick, low-cost solution to multi-point locking with centre-cam and double-rod mechanism for larger cabinets using UK traditional round rods with circlip retention.

Multi-point closure enhances sealing and security by assisting gasket pull-down and resisting forced entry at additional points.

This zinc-die adapter complements the existing DIRAK stainless steel version at lower cost. Both adapters suit the range of standard modular DIRAK handles with standard square shaft operation.

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.

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 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 type where the lock mechanism provides the third and central closing latch. Rod systems can be used on larger doors or access panels eg over a metre on a side where security of closure is important or where flexibility of the door requires support by tying in to the cabinet frame. Rod locking systems are available in component form from our Online Store – or contact our team for advice.

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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New IP65 2 point cabinet latching

22 February 2017

The DIRAK 6-501 2 point latching system provides rod locking operation with an IP65 profile cylinder suited to industrial control and equipment cabinets where its clean installation without external knobs or handles offers a smooth “no catch” external surface. Unusually the 6-501 is offered in both vertical and horizontal configurations so that it can be […]

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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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Guidance on Multi-Point Locking

9 January 2014

Adding to our new Knowledge Base range of downloadable data sheets, we have recently issued a version which covers Multi-Point locking for secure latching of doors. This is intended to serve our specialist panel builder customers in electrical controls/distribution, electronics, telecoms and related industries. Both pre-assembled complete systems and bespoke modular systems are addressed for […]

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