In a world full of connections, we have developed a pioneering technology. With DIRAK-SNAP-Technology (DST) you can create high-strength connections easily, without the use of any tools – so that you can create the perfect solution, simply and securely.
With DIRAK-SNAP-Technology, it’s easy to see the many possibilities it represents. By choosing the best solution for your application, you can discover the unique features of this pioneering technology – explore the possibilities.
A well - engineered fastening technology ensures innovation and quality. DIRAK-SNAP-Technology combines flexibility, convenience, and security in every application, without the need for tools. These products slide perfectly through the panel cutout and snap into position, creating a strong and secure connection. There is no possibility for loosening or turning. The DIRAK-SNAP-Technology is reliable, sophisticated, and the perfect solution for your application.
High strength and secure locking
Joining different types of materials
Rattle, vibration, and shock-proof
DIRAK-SNAP-Technology is able to withstand high load conditions and guarantees connection and pull-forces equal to traditional fastening solutions.
We have various DST products available for different types of materials, such as sheet metal, plastic, or wood for your individual application requirements. If necessary, reinforcement plates are available to increase strength and load capacity.
DST products are vibration-resistant and can withstand the heaviest strains without compromising their high-strength connections.
Many of our DST products are tested according to DIN EN 61373 for vibration and shock and GR-63-CORE, Issue 4 for earthquakes.
Error - free and reliable assembly
Tool - less and quick assembly
Secure and grounded
DIRAK-SNAP-Technology ensures proper installation for your applications. The risk of assembly errors, such as improper torque specs are eliminated. An audible click confirms proper assembly which is helpful especially in applications which are hard to access.
DIRAK-SNAP-Technology products can be mounted in seconds without the use of any tools.
In addition to providing strong and secure connections, DIRAK-SNAP-Technology components offer safe and reliable electrical grounding with our grounding clips.
Safe and convenient removal
Many of the DST products are as easily disassembled as they are assembled. Depending on the individual product, this can be done with either standard or DIRAK specific tools.
Components requiring specialized DIRAK tools are recommended in cases where vandalism or theft are concerns. But overall, our fasteners can be conveniently and easily removed for repairs and transportation.
DIRAK-SNAP-Technology is based on the same principle as a slam-latch, similar to those used in a door. It is made up of two parts: wedges with ramped edges, and a spring set into a window within the wedges.
These components are then inserted into the hardware and secured with a plastic plug to keep them in place.
When the hardware is pressed into the sheet metal cutout, the ramps on the wedges allow them to retract against the spring.
When the ramps pass their apex, the spring pressure spreads them back outwards, resulting in the distinctive “SNAP” sound.
The hardware is now secured into the sheet metal, resulting in a secure, high-strength connection.