Bäcker adds new product brand 06 May 2024

Bäcker GmbH & Co KG, has added new locking systems and security solutions to its product portfolio, under its new PlacoLock® brand, in order to adapt to changing customer requirements and with future orientated growth in mind. 

The new range comprises of compression and twist locks, edge protection and sealing profiles, as well as various other locking systems. The products are used in sectors such as mechanical and plant engineering, vehicle construction, IT and telecommunications, as well as shipbuilding.

The compression latches, with pressure locking, are ideal for sealing cabinets, compartments, or pull-outs. They allow the clamping force to be adjusted when closing and tightening hinge parts, which eliminates vibrations from doors, lids and drawers during machine operation. In addition, the latches are also used when opening insulated and pressurised doors, to ensure safe decompression.

The new brand’s quarter turn latches are aimed at a range of applications with their simple rotary movement of 90° to 180°, they ensure secure locking of cabinets, gates, or other locking mechanisms. Some of the locks come with conventional key inserts, others are operated with a tool spanner.

The new PlacoLock® brand’s edge protection and sealing profiles are used to protect the unprocessed edges of sheets and panels, preventing cavities at the edges of the material, or to cover sharp edges to prevent cuts and injury. The edge protectors are also equipped with a sealing profile to insulate doors, flaps, lids and other hinged parts. Installation is straightforward and is carried out by pressing the profile onto the edge, thereby requiring no tools.

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