01 May 2010
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Latch features self-adjusting compression

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

The latch also features self-adjusting compression at all times in the application.

On 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. The installer simply calculates the grip distance and fits 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, the latch is simply pushed with its preassembled
U-bracket through the front of the panel cutout. The bracket width is the same width as the cutout enabling the complete assembly 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.

Paul Gay


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