Connectors: Cam & Bolt, Cam & Dowel, Honeycomb
Connectors (also called cam and bolt connectors, cam and dowel connectors or honeycomb connectors) are ideal for high speed production. Connectors are reliable fasteners which increase project throughput, standardize production, enable “knock down”, decrease end customer assembly time and ease on-site installation. Connectors have been in wide use in Europe since World War II.
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Hafele has invented many of the connector technologies in use today. From small cabinet shops to large scale cabinet manufacturers, Hafele has the experience and expertise to consult with you on your connector needs and improve your profitability.
Rafix is an industry standard in closet units, store fixtures, displays, shelf units. Rafix is a three part connector which consists of: a bolt, housing and inner cam. more
Minifix was invented and introduced by Hafele in the 1980’s. Minifix is an ideal connector for high volume production of cabinets. more
Where standard furniture connectors may not do the job, Maxifix can. Only half a turn is needed to pull components together tightly. more
TAB-A connector provides a connection for honeycomb panels without framing materials, making the panel ready for mass production faster. more
Introduced by Hafele in the 1970’s, Confimat is an oversized, one piece, screw-like connector. more
Uses for connectors
Connectors are used for a variety of construction purposes:
- Permanent and RTA panel connectors
- Replacing a case clamp
- Assembling a drawer box
- Attaching a back panel
- Increasing the ease of gluing miters together
- Speeding the replacement of damaged components.
Industry acceptance of connectors
Due to innovations in woodworking machinery, like multi-spindle machines and improvement in pricing and features of CNC equipment, connectors are used in several industries:
- Custom closets
- Kitchen cabinets
- Home furniture
- Office furniture
- Retail display and store fixtures
- Hotel furniture
- Woodworking projects
Types of connectors
Hafele offers hundreds of connectors for any application. Most connectors are based on three basic types:
- Three piece connectors – Three piece connectors, like Rafix are used in closet units, store fixtures, displays and shelf units.
- Two piece connectors – Two piece connectors, like Minifix, are used as a removable or permanent connector.
- One piece connectors - One piece connectors, like Confirmat, are very strong but, have an exposed head.
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