FDB bridge handles

Traditional bridge handles from our Online store provide easy one-handed operation of doors, draws, access panels, cases and instruments with comfortable feel and are aesthetically suited to industrial or office-style environments.

Simple fitment is achieved quickly with screw fixing at either end as open front mounting or with decorative inserts, as well as the rear mounting options.

These grab or “bow” drawer type handles for opening or carrying are available in polyamide, steel-chrome or stainless steel, depending on requirements.

FDB enclosure and cabinet handles

On a day-to-day basis we tend to use the terms “enclosure” and “cabinet” almost interchangeably, but except in the generic sense that an enclosure is anything that encloses ( not very helpful) we are probably used to using “enclosure” to mean something medium sized to small eg wall mounting to plastic box – while “cabinet” is reserved for free standing or suites of  larger units – often around 1800 or 2000mm high.

The size difference of course has an effect on our choice of handle – in terms of style and function – hence we see quarter turn locks on enclosures and swinghandles used for cabinets but the actual choice is usually a bit more nuanced than that often depending on the pull down force required to achieve the desired degree of gasket sealing – hence L and T handles are still popular as are insert latches with large keys for extra leverage.

Whatever you decide on we have a handle to suit at our Online store.

Insert dish handles form FDB

These recessed pull handles provide a quick clip-in fix with flush fit and a comfortable grip for sliding doors or light lifting operations.

Available from our online store, these handles come in 94mm and 110 mm sizes, black polyamide, ex-stock for rapid delivery.

FDB quarter turn latches with inserts

Quarter turn locks and latches are the mainstay of industrial enclosure and cabinet security – maintaining IP protection – sealing against ingress of tools, dust and water while protecting equipment from unauthorised access. Our Online shop has a selection of insert latches, key locks, zinc die, plastic and stainless steel quarter turns. Other variants include wingknobs, combination locks and food/hygiene specifications available for rapid delivery.

A range of Heavy Duty RCCB units for when you really have to get serious!

28 September 2018
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Our series of FDB 19 heavy duty RCCB units is designed to overcome inherent earth leakage or inrush currents, combining a variable sensitivity and time delay RCD together with a triple pole MCCB (minimum 16 KA) to provide overcurrent and short circuit protection. With a unit of this type there is no “typical” application since […]

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IP65/67 Compression Latch – now also in black

21 September 2018
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The standard DIRAK compression latch from FDB Panel Fittings is now also available in black to pair with black hinges and other enclosure hardware. The black finish with white insert markings offers a particularly clear indication of the latch position. This IP65/67 latch offers a full 6mm of compression to ensure good gasket pull down […]

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Window gaskets and sections in EPDM for sealing enclosure doors

7 September 2018
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Our Online store covers a full range of Gasket, Sealing profiles,  window sealing and associated accessories for specialist industrial applications such as custom enclosures and cabinets, control panels, HVAC, electrical control panels, electronic housings, food processing equipment, automotive vehicles, railway rolling stock and rail-side cabinets, agriculture and marine. Sections are available in EPDM, NBR, Neoprene […]

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New stainless steel L handle for padlock security

31 August 2018
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This new DIRAK stainless steel L handle has been designed to suit deep door panels such as used in acoustic enclosures, refrigeration, HVAC applications, large plastic doors and other access panels in food and hygiene areas where its IP65 sealing is of advantage. Explained Gary Miles, M.D. here at FDB Panel Fittings – “DIRAK has […]

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New low noise Sliding Slam Latch

17 August 2018
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Our new DIRAK sliding slam latch provides a low noise secure door closure mechanism for internal doors, cupboards etc. It is expected to be of value in specialist vehicles such as caravans, commercial vehicles, railway rolling stock and similar. Explains Gary Miles, our M.D. here at FDB Panel Fittings “In the event of the transportation […]

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Compression latches for sealing and vibration resistance

12 August 2018
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Our Online store has a good range of compression latches for sealing of enclosures and panels in arduous situations, such as on vehicles and in wash-down areas where their superior performance is of benefit to ensure optimum sealing and resistance to the effects of vibration – protecting equipment and preventing nuisance opening they are available […]

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