Unlimited variety with DIRAK-SNAP-Technology 06 September 2019

DIRAK-SNAP-Technology is an engineered fastening technology combining innovation, flexibility and security, at any time, based on the same principle as a slam-latch, similar to those used in a door.

DIRAK-SNAP-Technology is made up of two parts – wedges with ramped edges, and a spring set into a window within the wedges. These components are then inserted into the hardware and secured with a plastic plug to keep them in place.

When the hardware is pressed into the sheet metal cut-out, the ramps on the wedges allow them to retract against the spring. When the ramps pass their apex, the spring pressure spreads them back outwards, resulting in the distinctive ‘SNAP’ sound. The hardware is then secured into the sheet metal, resulting in a secure, high strength connection. There is no possibility for loosening or turning.

For high strength, secure locking, rattle, vibration, Shock-proof or secure grounded applications, DST products offer the possibility to join different types of materials and also ensure, at the same time, a reliable, instantaneous and error-free assembly even in applications that are hard to access.

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