Dirak is introducing a new assembly method for attaching round rods to a latch in multiple-point locking applications, which 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 two- or three-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 design include: