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DIRAK-SNAP-Technology from FDB – a simple, secure alternative approach to installation of panel hardware

03 February 2021

FDB Panel Fittings and sales partner, DIRAK, became aware of customer feedback which indicated that customers in the areas of furniture, lighting, electrical housings, electronics, building fixtures and fittings, were tired of wasting time dealing with screws, washers, back nuts and other loose parts.

It seemed that assemblers and installers would welcome a simple click fit and comprehensive programme of enclosure/cabinet hardware – without all the fiddling about.

By connecting ideas in a new way, the engineering team developed DIRAK-SNAP-Technology (DST). The resulting system offers high-strength panel connections, without the use of any tools, so that specialist panel builders can create the perfect solution, simply and securely, in seconds. 

Customer Matt Jackson, Operations Manager at Environ Group, explained, “We like the D-SNAP system because we can just send one complete component which snaps into place on site and can be used immediately – there are no screws, washers or nuts to get lost or take up time in assembly. The end user can even do it – we do not have to send out an engineer to complete the housing. [It is] a very strong and excellent product [which offers] a simple solution to blind installation. This means that we can send equipment without locks and handles, which minimises transit damage.”

Environ Group manufactures sheet metal acoustic and electrical enclosures for external situations, such as rooftops, where they use D-SNAP handles and hinges for an optimal solution. 

Error-free and reliable, DIRAK-SNAP-Technology ensures proper installation – greatly reducing the risk of assembly errors, such as improper torque specs. An audible click confirms proper assembly, which is especially helpful in applications that are hard to access. Safe and convenient removal is assured with either standard or DIRAK-specific tools.

The DST series offers an unlimited variety of possible hardware components with a well-engineered fastening technology that ensures quality assemblies. DIRAK-SNAP-Technology combines flexibility, convenience and security in every application, without the need for tools, as these products slide perfectly through the panel cut-out and snap into position. A strong and secure fixing is created with no possibility for loosening or turning. 

Read the full article in the February issue of DPA.

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