FDB stainless steel hygiene handle

The growth in availability of stainless steel hardware over recent years has allowed panel builders and installers to upgrade their specifications with more rugged components and with higher levels of IP sealing. Nowhere is this more true than with cabinet or enclosure handles such as those we carry in stock, which include specialist hygiene rated items for food etc wash down areas. Suitable also for other applications requiring IPs up to 67 and with compression technology for vibration resistance and increased gasket pull down they offer especially smooth styling and high performance.

Newly updated DIRAK lift-off corner hinge from FDB Panel Fittings

We are pleased to announce the latest updated version of DIRAK’s lift-off corner hinge for surface mounted doors. This traditional “bullet” design is aesthetically compatible with general industrial/office cabinet environments and incorporates a Teflon load-bearing washer which provides a reliable, durable, smooth action.

The size and weight carrying capacity of these hinges suits small wall mount to large free standing enclosures/cabinets when used in pairs or for multiple fitment e.g. three or four may be used per door as needed to accommodate larger doors.

Design of these hinges features fitting by screws from the reverse which aids security – with construction in rugged zinc-die with chrome, black powder coat or self-colour finishes.

Dirak quarter-turn hygiene latch from FDB

The new DIRAK hygiene quarter-turn latch meets hygiene requirements according to DIN EN ISO 14159 and DIN EN  1672-2 offering an easy to clean IP65/IP67/69K sealing performance according to DIN EN 60529/DIN40050 using coloured O-rings (FDA conform) which prevent accumulation of dirt deposits and penetration of liquids under pressure wash conditions.

These quarter turn hygiene latches with SW13 security inserts are now available with Red or Blue O-rings to suit FDA colour coding for food and other internal processing areas, where they are resistant to dirt and easy to clean by virtue of their polished surfaces and smooth transition radii.

Construction is in AISI 316 stainless steel with food grade plastic O-rings for sealing and identification – mounting may be right hand/left hand – grounding is achieved by an integral grounding nut.

FDB enclosure door gasket seals

As a specialist hardware supplier to many industries our experienced team are able to offer Gasket, Sealing profiles,  window sealing and associated accessories for virtually all industrial applications. This includes self adhesive foam, clip-on P sections, rectangular insert hollow sections, push fit edge protectors, window Z sections and a wealth of other standard profiles.

Where electromagnetic compatibility is necessary, we can also supply special profiles with EMC/RFI shielding in combination with water and dust sealing.

For further information, refer to our Knowledge Base article KB03.1

New DIRAK rod latch system helps panel builders and installers

18 January 2020
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This new DIRAK rod latch kit makes short work of installing a multi-point rod lock door closing mechanism, together with a standard quarter-turn latch, offering 2 or 3 point gasket pull-down for medium to large enclosure doors. The simple clip-and-cam fit operation suits dual round or flat rods mounted within the gasket sealed area – […]

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Panel Fittings and Electrical Protection

10 January 2020
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Here at FDB Panel Fittings, we are proud to provide probably the UK’s largest range of locks, hinges, handles and accessories for virtually all industrial applications. This supply process continuously focuses on our ability to provide a friendly personal service based on detailed product knowledge and experience with an extensive product range. Encompassing everything from cable management […]

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Panel Fittings – panel hardware – Earth protection and monitoring

3 January 2020
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Whatever your specialist panel needs in 2020 checkout our Online shop for Quality Products and Quality Service in enclosure hardware and Earthline protection or monitoring. Here we have an ex-stock range of Locks and Lock components, Hinges, Handles, Sealing, Rods, Stays, Keys, Fasteners and Joiners, Stainless Steel and miscellaneous accessories as well as Electrical Protection […]

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Check out our Knowledge Base

21 December 2019
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Customers continue to find our Knowledge Base guides a source of valuable information about Locks, Hinges, Seals and Gaskets, Continuous Hinges, Multi-point Locking, Swinghandles, Compression Locks, D-Snap Technology and Gas Struts. So for those occasional moments or to check out before you specify your next enclosure hardware why not have a quick browse? Share the […]

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all at FDB Panel Fittings

18 December 2019
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Earthing and Joining of enclosure/cabinet panels – a quick and easy DIRAK solution

16 December 2019
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The task of joining metal panels while creating an earth point is made easier with the DIRAK grounding cage nut from FDB Panel Fittings which is designed especially for use in electronic equipment, 19” racks, server cabinets and similar. It enables quick, simple joining of panels and creates a stable grounding screw point. Manual insertion […]

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