Adapter accelerates multi-point round rod system assembly.

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Assembly method for attaching round rods to latch in multiple-point locking applications eliminates need for screws and tools. Round rod slides into polyamide adapter and remains in place, and resulting assembly is clipped onto grooved stud of 2- or 3-point cam. Rattle-free solution accelerates assembly, and end-users can cut standard-length round rods to custom lengths. Once attached to rod, adapter will not loosen, separate from rod, or come off.



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DIRAK Introduces a Simpler, Faster Method of Assembling Multi-Point Round Rod Systems for Cabinet Enclosures



Sterling, VA - DIRAK Inc., a global innovation leader for latches, locks, handles and hinges, introduces a new assembly method for attaching round rods to a latch in multiple-point locking applications.

This new assembly method eliminates the need for screws and tools. A round rod slides easily into the polyamide adapter and remains in place without the need to attach it with screws. The round rod with its adapter is then clipped onto the grooved stud of the 2- or 3-point cam. Because it is made of polyamide, any concern over rattling is eliminated.

Traditionally, round rods are manufactured with an extruded eye and attached to the cam with c-clips. Also, round rods can be produced in common lengths that can be cut by the user to any required length. In this case, an adapter is required and is attached to the cam with c-clips. The adapter is attached to the round rod with a setscrew.

This complex installation process requires tools, and when assembled incorrectly, can result in the round rods becoming disengaged from the cam. In addition, the metal components can rattle against each other in the application.

Advantages of the new DIRAK method include:

o Quick assembly yields cost reduction. Customers can cut standard-length round rods to custom lengths and install the adapter quickly without tools.

o No rattling due to polyamide design.

o Once attached to the rod, the adapter will not loosen. The adapter will not separate from the rod or come off.

DIRAK is a global designer, manufacturer, and distributor of innovative, high quality system solutions for latching, hinging and profile technology. DIRAK products are sold and distributed globally through a network of authorized sales representatives.

For additional information, contact DIRAK, Inc., 22560 Glenn Drive, Sterling, Virginia, USA. Tel: 703-378-7637, Fax: 703-378-7638, E-mail: options@dirak.com, Website: www.dirak.us. The company's global headquarters is in Ennepetal, Germany.

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