Magnetic locks such as security locks for doors, cabinets and drawers
Magnetic locks can be used as locks or openings in furniture, to maintain order and security in the home.
Magnets are used for different applications. Among other things, magnetic locks are used for furnishing doors. At ImagnetShop, the experts discussed the topic and summarized the advantages and application examples for the interested parties.
What is a magnetic clasp?
Magnetic locks are commonly used to keep doors and drawers of furniture to cabinets closed. As a general rule, these locks are products made of magnets and other parts (steel, plastic, etc.) that forms a magnetic clasp.
Why Install Magnetic Locks on Home Furniture?
We've seen some really good magnetic locks on fine carpentry. Our customers have installed magnets in cabinets, doors and even small jewelleries. Small disc or cylinder magnets are inserted into the holes. The surface of the magnet can be level with the surface or even below it.
For example, a small wooden box that uses four lace magnets in 1/8th the diameter of holes. With its beautiful flat surface, it is a great alternative to a mechanical lock - it closes with firm pressure!
To stick with a kitchen cabinet, we have equipped it with larger D44 magnets embedded in 1/4 inch the diameter of holes in a kitchen cabinet.
What we haven't shown is an example where magnets are placed slightly below the surface and then covered to hide them - hidden magnets can make a soft magnetic clasp!
Examples of door locks and other furniture locks
In the area of magnetic clamps, ImagnetShop offers a series of disc magnets, which are supplied with a pre-applied adhesive backing. Let's try some of them to keep some typical kitchen cabinets and drawers closed.
We start with disc magnets with a diameter of 1/2 inch. They are assembled in pairs and have a self-adhesive backing on one side of the magnet. Pairs have glue on the North Pole on one magnet and the South Pole on the other. Only use these matching pairs so that the magnets attract each other and do not repel each other.
It must be ensured that all surfaces are clean. With alcohol or some other cleaner that removes grease or fingerprints, surfaces should be cleaned before applying. This will help ensure a good bond.
From the single magnet, remove the adhesive and then stick it to the inside corner of the cabinet door. Then push the magnet into place and hold the pressure for 10 to 15 seconds for a good connection.
In this example, we would print a small mount for an MMS A-A magnet in 3D. You must fix the magnet to the bracket with a screw and flat head nut No. 4-40. And fix the magnet holder to the box with two #4 wood screws.
An NSW82 steel disc (without magnet) was then placed on the back of the door.
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