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The MiniTec Power-Lock Fastener

The Patented Power-Lock allows for quick and easy assembly of MiniTec Framing aluminum profiles into the desired configuration.  Many structures can be created without using any other connection parts, saving time and money when compared to other t-slotted aluminum framing systems.  Only a handheld driver is needed. No tapping or measuring is required… just assemble.  The Power-Lock fastener is nearly invisible when assembled resulting in a clean appearance.  Additionally, the joint formed is secured against rotation, free of interference for panel applications, and is electrically conductive.

Power-Lock Fasteners are available for the 30 and 45 Series Profiles.

Using The MiniTec Power-Lock Fastener

The Power-Lock fastener works by attaching it to the end of a profile using a self tapping screw and then sliding the adjacent profile over the Power-Lock’s gripping surface.  Once the profiles are in position, tighten the Power-Lock fastener. Follow the three assembly steps below:

1.  Insert the self tapping screw through the body of the Power-Lock Fastener.  Screw it into the end of a profile leaving a slight amount of play between the body of the fastener and the end of the profile.

2.  Slide the second profile over the body of the Power-Lock until the desired position is reached.

3.  Tighten the set screw with a hex driver to the recommended torque (12 Nm).

Example 1 – Assembly of a Power-Lock in a 45 Series Joint

Parts used in this example:
20.1033/0  45×45  F Profile
21.0818  Power-Lock Fastener

Example 2 – Assembly of a Power-Lock in a 30 Series Joint

Parts used in this example:
20.1068/0  30 x 30 Profile
21.0016 Power-Lock Fastener