The tension plug S creates strong, quick and easy aluminium profile structures with no obstructing edges. At the same time, the ribbing on the contact surface ensures that the connections are conductive (ESD).
The new connector was specially developed to connect MK series 40 aluminium profiles on the face side. The connector requires little installation work: two screws for initial assembly, loosen and tighten one screw to move. The tension plug is mounted in the central bore of the aluminium profile using an M8 thread. The aluminium profile can then be positioned in the T-slot of the second aluminium profile and fixed and released by tightening the 45° threaded pin.
Thomas Berg, development engineer at Mk, explains the benefits: “This technology simplifies installation, thus saving a lot of time and money. Our new tension plug is a cost-effective, attractive, and also solid example of connection technology.”
In terms of load capacity, the tension plug S can certainly compete with a lightweight angle bracket. But, unlike the angle bracket, the tension plug has no obstructing edges. This makes it very easy to create structures that are not only functional, but also meet the highest design standards. In addition, one T-slot remains completely open allowing panelling, for example, to be inserted into the slot.