Self-Adjusting Door Compression Latch features spring-loaded pin.

Press Release Summary:

Model 6-160.01 Compression Latch has spring-loaded pin that eliminates initial adjustment and maintains seal pressure throughout product lifecycle. Even if seal weakens over time, pin automatically adjusts and maintains compression. Latch includes preassembled U-bracket that automatically grips behind sheet metal panel. To install, user pushes unit through front of panel cutout, and secures it by opening trigger handle and turning screw from front.

Original Press Release:

DIRAK Expands Its Family of Compression Latches to Include a Latch with Self-Adjusting Compression

The lever actuated, flush compression latch family now offers a new compression latch with a spring-loaded pin to provide consistent compression throughout the product life cycle.

Adding to the current ease of installation found in DIRAK's well established Compression Latch family, the 6-160.01 Compression Latch additionally features self-adjusting compression at all times in the application.

Upon installation, the integral firm spring-loaded pin eliminates the initial adjustment commonly required to obtain a tight seal of the gasket and maintains this pressure on the seal throughout the application life. Simply calculate the grip distance (commonly referred to as dimension H in the DIRAK product catalog) and install the preassembled unit. The set compression is consistently maintained over time, ensuring sufficient compression of the gasket between the door and frame. Even if the seal weakens over time, compression is automatically adjusted and maintained.

To install the latch into a panel, simply push the latch with the preassembled U-bracket through the front of the panel cutout. The bracket width is the same width as the cutout enabling the complete assembly (including the bracket) to fit through the panel cutout for quick and easy installation from the front. To secure the product on the panel, open the trigger handle and turn the screw from the front. The preassembled U-bracket expands automatically to grip securely behind the sheet metal panel holding the latch firmly in place.

The 6-160.01 Compression Latch fits in the same cutout as the existing DIRAK compression latch family for quick and easy retrofitting into existing applications.

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:, Website: The company's global headquarters is in Ennepetal, Germany.

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