Klem assembly instructions

How do you construct creative yet functional structures with the Klem connector? Klem offers a world of possibilities and the freedom to realize your ideas in any conceivable form! Assembly is very straightforward. Our helpful hints and tricks are provided for you here!

Aufbau des Klemverbinders von Oben

Connect and tighten

The panels are set up and positioned at the desired angles to each other. Two people are all you need for assembly.

Now a Klem connector with the screw loosened is pushed onto the edges. Additional connectors follow at maximum intervals of 90 cm.

With the central screw, the connector jaws are clamped to the panels using an Allen key. Done!

Strenförmiges Regal  gebaut aus quadratischen Platten und Klem-Verbindern

Building with panels and boards

Start with the essential elements for your structure: The panels and the Klem connectors. 

Choose the panel material you prefer, as long as it has a high inherent rigidity and smooth, hard edges. From wood to glass to chipboard and delicate materials, everything with a panel thickness between 2 and 19 mm is possible.

Learn more in our guide for suitable panels.

Building with tubes and rods

Klem connectors securely connect tubes and rods as well. This opens up entirely new design possibilities. Matching silicone inserts are available for various tube diameters:

  • Dual inserts are offered for tubes with a diameter of 20 mm (Klem) and 13 mm (Klem Mini)
  • For 25 to 27 mm (Klem) and 15 to 17 mm (Klem Mini), the panel connector is used without inserts.
Kollage mit Klem-Verbinder und Rohreinsätzen
Zeichnung wie man bei den Klem-Verbindern einen Winkel unter 90 Grad einstellen kann

Angles less than 90°

Panels with a thickness of 10 mm or less also permit an angle of 60° – ideal for triangular prisms. This option is also offered by the Klem Mini for panels with a thickness of 4 mm or less.

Verwendungshinweiß, wie man Platten fugenlos zusammensetzen kann

Seamless assembly

Seamless walls, meaning wall surfaces without seams or gaps, can be created with suitable cutouts in the panels. Take note of the internal clearance required for using the Klem connector.

Technische Zeichnung zu der Verwendung der Schrauben des Verbinders

The front always looks smart

You can choose to screw the Klem connectors together with the screw and counter nut from the front or the back. Thus the screw always protrudes from the hidden side of the connector.

Verwendung von zwei Vorderbacken des Klem-Verbinders wenn man eine gerade Fläche hat

Front and back

For straight walls (180° angle), you can also use two Klem front jaws. This makes your wall equally presentable from the front and back.

Technische Zeichung wie man eine Gummirolle für Platten als Bodenschutz benutzen kann

Rubber or floor leveling unit

If your panels or floors are delicate, you can clamp half an insert set to the bottom as cushioning. Alternatively, use the floor leveling unit.

Verwendung von Gummirollen mit verschiedenen Stärken

Various thicknesses

Switch from thick to thin panels by cutting two insert sets for the corresponding panel thickness and inserting two different insert halves into the Klem connector.

Gummirollen, die man für Rohre oder Stangen benutzen kann

Tubes and panels

You can connect tubes and rods to each other or to panels!

There is a Klem insert set for tubes with a diameter of 20 mm ± 1 mm (Klem Mini: 13 mm ± 1 mm).

Without a silicone insert, the Klem takes tubes with a diameter of 25 mm (Klem Mini: 20 mm).

Technische Zeichnung von dem Klem-Verbinder im Maßstab 1:1

Clearance for Klem

Gaps are created between the panels when they are joined with the Klem connector:

A = Clearance at 90°

  • for 10 mm thick panel = 17 mm
  • for 12 mm thick panel = 14 mm
  • for 16 mm thick panel = 12 mm
  • for 19 mm thick panel = 10 mm

B = Clearance at 180°

  • for all panel thicknesses = 18 mm

Technische Zeichnung von dem Klem-Verbinder im Maßstab 1:1

Clearance for Klem Mini

Gaps are created between the panels when they are joined with the Klem Mini:

A = Clearance at 90°

  • for 2 mm thick panel = 14 mm
  • for 4 mm thick panel = 13 mm
  • for 6 mm thick panel = 12 mm
  • for 8 mm thick panel = 10 mm

B = Clearance at 180°

  • for all panel thicknesses = 14 mm

Landratsamt Freising Nahaufnahme von der Klem-Leuchte

Brilliant complement

Our Klem system offers three innovative arm lights in addition to the two connectors and accessories. They help you perfectly present your designs!

Buy Klem connectors online

In the Klem online shop

The building block logic of the Klem system opens up boundless possibilities. Use Klem in schools, universities and museums, at fairs, or in exhibition stand construction.