Slide Shoe allows cam to slide during rotation.

Press Release Summary:

Consisting of housing and latch wedge, Model 1-103 eliminates metal-to-metal friction, preventing panel surface from being scratched by rotation of cam during closing and opening process. Snap Hook holds Slide Shoe securely in place on cam and prevents it from turning or becoming loose during application life cycle. Model 1-103 can be applied to any 35 and 45 mm single or 3-point cam with standard 3 mm ramp.

Original Press Release:

New 1-103 Slide Shoe Protects the Panel Surface from Scratches Caused by Metal-to-Metal Contact from the Cam

DIRAK introduces the new 1-103 Slide Shoe for Cams, designed specifically to prevent the panel surface from being scratched by the rotation of a cam during the closing and opening process. The 1-103 Slide Shoe allows the cam to slide easily during rotation, eliminating metal-to-metal friction often resulting in surface scratches and paint chipping. Fallen metal parts can cause short circuits and fallen paint particles can negatively affect the equipment inside the enclosures. The 1-103 Slide Shoe features a unique securing mechanism, referred to as the "Snap-Hook", which holds the Slide Shoe securely in place on the cam and prevents it from turning or becoming loose during the application life cycle.

o Material of the 1-103 Slide Shoe has a low coefficient of friction thereby providing ideal gliding properties against metal panels. Wear or damage to the material is not incurred under load or surface movement.

o The 1-103 Slide Shoe consists of two separate POM components, a housing and a latch wedge.

o To attach the 1-103 Slide Shoe simply push the housing component onto the cam until it aligns with the cam. The latch wedge component is pushed to slide under the cam until the Snap-Hook securely latches into the opening with an audible "click" verifying proper installation. This latching mechanism eliminates the risk of the component falling off. In addition, the secure locking feature ensures that the 1-103 Slide Shoe will not twist out of place as the cam rotates or as pressure is applied.

o The 1-103 Slide Shoe can be applied to any 35mm and 45mm single or 3-point cam having the standard 3mm ramp.

o The 1-103 Slide Shoe can be installed onto a pre-assembled quarter-turn after sliding the quarter-turn through the panel cutout. It can be easily retrofitted to any application. Note that the 2mm thickness of the Slide Shoe causes the "H" dimension on DIRAK latches to be reduced by 2mm.

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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