The Nippi trike wheelchair-accessible vehicle has recently been re-designed and re-launched. As part of this process Michael Barnes, M.D. of Nippi Cars Ltd, sought to improve the convenience and sealing of the storage compartments on either side of the vehicle. Consequently, long-term suppliers FDB Panel Fittings were called in to provide hardware, which came in the form of their Large Friction Hinge and A1 Compression Lock.
The Large Friction Hinge in black-finish aluminium, supports the storage compartment cover in the open position so that luggage, shopping, etc., may be inserted and removed one handed without the need for a separate and inconvenient stay.
While at the other end of the compartment covers, an A1 Compression Lock provides 6mm of gasket compression to ensure complete sealing with simple operation, enabling quick closure and reliable waterproofing of storage plus keyed security.
Further information on FDB products and services, including the Large Friction Hinge and A1 Compression Lock, may be found at www.fdb.co.uk.