“Self-clamping, invisible fitting with slide insertion”
At the Interzum in Cologne, Lamello AG from Bubendorf, Switzerland, was awarded with the coveted interzum award for "Intelligent Material & Design 2015" with the distinction "best of the best" for the second time since 2013 with its new P-System connecting fitting, "Divario".
The latest P-System connecting fitting, Divario P-18, offers completely invisible connections that meet the highest quality standards and rounds off the P-System family with a new function. With the Divario shelves or separation walls can be inserted into pre-assembled structures. Additionally, the Divario P-18 also clamps the components during insertion, creating clean tight joints. The clamping action only occurs at certain points rather than across the entire insertion length, making the components easier to insert. Due to the strong connection between the work pieces, the joint is able to carry high tensile forces. With this new fitting the user has greater flexibility in design without having to forgo stability.
Clamping aids and adhesive are not required to insert the components. As a result, the connector makes it possible to assemble the components at the most cost-effective stage in the chain, whether at production, storage, transportation or assembly. The connector can be fully or only partially fitted on site. Moreover, the fitting is detachable for transportation.
The P-System groove for the fitting can either be created using CNC technology or very simply by hand using the Zeta P2 power tool from Lamello.
The Divario P-18 is available from specialist retailers from May 2015.