Locks and Handles
Nefab offers several different options of Locks and Handles
There are several locking devices available for the NEFAB ExPak range. Standard tongues are normally used but depending on the type of goods, transport and packing process, customisation can be easily made.
The Standard tongue is a strong solution with no loose parts. It works very well with all packaging solutions but assembly time for an extremely large NEFAB ExPak S could be slightly longer. This locking system has no loose parts.
The Spring Latch is mainly designed for use on smaller boxes or for lids. It is a silent and easy operation to assemble or remove the locking device, which could also be reused. The Spring Latch performs well in strength tests.
The Plastic Clip can be used several times and is easy to assemble and remove. It is a silent and easy operation, reducing environmental impact in the production or assembly area.
The Spring Clip could be used when the packaging needs to be opened several times. These two systems require the same mounting plate and can be used in conjunction or independently. These are fast and efficient locking systems.
The Detachable tongue could be used when the packaging needs to be opened several times. These two systems require the same mounting plate and can be used in conjunction or independently. These are fast and efficient locking systems.
The Clamp solution is perfect for big boxes since each clamp can be assembled individually and there is no need to fit all locking devices at the same time.
Plastic or metal seals can be used to ensure that the packaging is safely closed during the transportation. Different types and sizes can be provided depending on the application.
Handles can be added to Nefab´s expendable plywood boxes to simplify handling. Cotton or nylon bands are normally used although a wide range of solutions is available for customisation. These handles are strong and can withstand weights of more than 100kg each.
The most commonly used handle type is the eight-rivet. As an alternative, a small piece of metal can be used to keep the handle in place. This solution is widely used for MoD (defence) appplications.
For packaging where an opening is allowed, a small slot can be made. With this solution, the customer has the opportunity to customise the boxes depending on destination or handling. Handles can also be made by inserting a larger hole in the frame. However, this solution is more common for returnable solutions, for example pallet collars.