Spring-Loaded Latch for All Terrain Vehicle Manufacturer (Case Study)Product
QuietKat, Inc., based in Eagle, Colorado, was founded in 2012 by twin brothers, Jake and Justin Roach. It is an advanced electric vehicle company that manufactures lightweight, all-terrain Low Speed Electric Vehicles (LSEV) and E-Mountain Bikes. QuietKat has a vehicle that fits any need from hunting and ranching to golf and preservation practices. Each of their powerful machines are designed to endure the challenges of the outdoors.
The Kat is an advanced and versatile Low Speed Vehicle that is engineered for off road travel with a solid build that provides portable, light-weight, reliable, stealthy, and powerful transportation. This 100% electric vehicle weighs just over 100 pounds, can travel up to fifty miles on a single charge, and possesses enough torque to climb steep inclines – it can carry a rider anywhere, anytime.
QuietKat consulted their sheet metal enclosure manufacturer for all possible locking solutions available on the market. The enclosure manufacturer recommended DIRAK’s 1-501 keyed zinc-die Snap-lock which is both a strong and lightweight solution featuring a spring-loaded cam which operates by a lockable push button.
The enclosure manufacturer has a long standing relationship with DIRAK and has used this same snap-lock solution for other applications with successful results. It’s easy to install, utilizing a standard mounting size which requires no customization and has a slam lock feature eliminating the need for a key to lock it after closing. The rugged, low-profile snap-lock is easy to operate with gloved hands, which are necessary for QuietKat users while driving their vehicles in the field. DIRAK’s slam lock guarantees secured locking and was a perfect solution for safeguarding the battery inside the housing enclosure.