The Abloy PL340 Padlock is a top quality padlock with a 10 mm hardened steel shackle. The padlock complies with the SKG quality mark and the strict European CEN class 4. The high-quality material makes the padlock resistant to corrosion and suitable for years of use. In addition, there are no springs or other parts in the cylinder that are sensitive to the influence of seawater, freezing or wear. This guarantees smooth operation. The Abloy® PL340 padlock features a double ball lock in the housing and is the first cylinder disc made of hardened steel for extra security. The Abloy® PL340 padlock is available with 2 different boron hardened steel shackles, namely 25 mm and 50 mm. The Abloy PL340 Padlock is supplied from stock with two identical keys. Each padlock has its own specific lock. It is also possible to supply locks with keyed alike.
Boron steel shackle of 10 mm in diameter
The Abloy PL340 Padlock is made of the highest quality materials. The shackle of the padlock with a diameter of 10 mm consists of solid Boron steel. Boron steel has a higher hardness compared to other types of metal. This makes the material extremely strong. The steel is also provided with a chrome-plated layer for protection. The chrome plating of the bracket prevents corrosion from, for example, rainwater and seawater.
The housing of the Abloy® PL340 Protec² Padlock is made of hardened steel. The housing, like the bracket, is also provided with a chrome-plated layer for protection. The PL340 is available in 2 lengths: a bracket height of 25 mm and 50 mm. Both variants comply with CEN class 4.
Provided with CEN (Central European Norm) class 4
A special standard has been developed to compare padlocks, namely the Central European Norm. Thanks to this standard, the quality between different padlocks can be compared with each other. The classification starts from CEN class 1 and goes up to a maximum of CEN class 6. The Abloy® PL340 Protec² Padlock has CEN class 4. This stands for High Security.
The padlocks are tested on a number of different aspects. For example, the resistance to drilling of the housing and bracket. The locks are also tested for resistance to sawing. The longer the lock remains intact during a break-in attempt, the higher the score.
Very reliable design thanks to, among other things, a double-sided ball lock
The AAbloy PL340 Padlock has a very well thought-out and reliable design. During the design phase of the padlock, in addition to safety, extra attention was also paid to reliability. The padlock must be able to be used for a long time without problems. The internal parts are therefore not susceptible to wear. To guarantee its long life, it is strongly recommended to clean the padlock monthly with a lubricant such as Brunox or WD40. This will thoroughly clean the lock internally.
Inside the Abloy® PL-340 are two chrome-plated steel balls and a swivel mechanism. This mechanism is attached to the cylinder. When turning the key in the cylinder, the mechanism pushes out the steel balls. The balls fall exactly into the notch of the bracket. This makes the bracket firmly fixed.
This is because more loose parts may be processed with other types of padlocks. For example, springs or fasteners can affect the operation of the lock.
Key certificate for re-ordering Protec² keys
To guarantee security, keys for the Abloy® PL-340 padlock can only be ordered through Navacqs / Abloy®. The Abloy® keys are provided with a Protec² system and cannot be duplicated by another key maker. Printing with a 3D printer is also not possible because of the rotating ball in the key. The key certificate must be presented to order additional keys. The certificate is a card with the key number and patent number. It is therefore very important to keep the key certificate in a safe place. No additional keys can be delivered without a key certificate.
Expandable by means of alike locks or key plan
The Abloy PL340 Padlock is supplied from stock with two identical keys. Each padlock has its own specific lock. It is also possible to supply locks with keyed alike. The cylinders of the locks are adjusted by Abloy®, so that several padlocks can be opened with the same key.
Padlocks can also be added to a so-called key plan. In this situation, the individual padlocks have their own key, which other padlocks do not can be opened with it. Only the master key makes it possible to open all padlocks from the specific key plan. Please contact us via +31 (0) 10-495 0000 or firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss the possibilities.