Lamello is introducing a new furniture connector that is set to take on cam dowels and locks. The new Cabineo furniture fixing securely pulls together boards and panels to form a secure, hidden joint. With a promise of faster processing times, simpler production and stronger connections, here we take a look at its properties and how you can incorporate them into your designs.
What are the applications?
Built-in wardrobes, free-standing cabinets, kitchen units, wall units, bookshelves, corner joints, dividing panel connections, fixed shelves.
How does the furniture fitting work?
The Cabineo works by drilling or routing a shape with CNC machinery to create space for the fitting. A 5mm drill hole is then made in the corresponding workpiece. As the furniture fixing is concealed, and almost flush with the surface, you can insert the connectors prior to transportation or when ready to assemble. The Cabineo contains a pre-installed screw inside the fitting and when in position, simply use the ball end allen key and a cordless drill, set to the correct torque settings, to join the two pieces together. The result is a connection that’s simple, fast and strong.
See to how it works
See how quick it is to make the space for the fitting
What problems can it solve compared to other furniture fixings?
What makes the Cabineo unique is the actual manufacturing process. You don’t have to drill on the edge as the holes for the connectors are made on the surface. Traditionally when using cam dowels and locks there are a number of stages but the manufacturing process with the Cabineo is much more streamlined. The final connection is also considerably stronger with a high tensile strength. Additionally, if you’re working with narrow panels the connector only needs a space of 10mm, meaning you can work with panels from 12mm.
Compatible with all types of CNC Machinery
|Size||33.8 ×16.5×10.8 mm|
|Cutter||Ø 12 mm or smaller|
|Drill||Ø 5 mm and Ø 15 mm|
|Material housing||Fibre-glass reinforced plastic|
|Installation tolerance||Longitudinal ± 0.1 mm|
Technical values without dowel (N)
|In 19mm Particulate Board||Cabineo 12||Cabineo 8|
|Tensile Strength (F1)||900||500|
|Shear Strength (F2)||850||550|
|Shear Strength (F3) [VAR.3]||400 [-13%]||450 [-13%]|
|Clamping Force (F4)||900||–|
As you can flat pack the panels and pre-install the connectors if necessary, this can save a considerable amount of space for easy transportation.
Save on assembly time
No fiddling around with dowels or locks, the Cabineo is just a one piece connector that joins pieces with a cordless drill. The connection is much quicker and so when you’re assembling the final components this significantly reduces your setting up time.
What do you think?
Lamello are renowned for their jointing innovations. So renowned in fact that they’ve picked up a few Interzum awards along the way for creating unique designs that set new standards in their industry. Award winners include both the Divario and the Tenso P-14 connectors which creating self clamping fittings. The Cabineo looks set to add to Lamello’s stable of innovative connectors. It’s a simple design but very effective and that’s the beauty of good design, it shouldn’t complicate work but it needs to be effective.
If you would like to find out more about the Lamello Cabineo and how it might work with your designs, please speak to one of our Business Services Team for a demonstration.