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 from FDB for when you really have to get serious!

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 it is suitable for use throughout industry from construction sites, mines and quarries to mobile plant and cranes and for the protection of stage lighting systems where thyristor spikes can trip conventional RCD’s. A standard feature of the unit is its non-fail safe operation ideal for primary breaker installations or those that are unmanned or prone to supply interruption. The standard FDB 19 series combines a variable sensitivity and time delay RCD, together with a triple pole MCCB (minimum 16KA) to provide overcurrent and short circuit protection housed in an IP65 zinc coated steel enclosure.

For example, a special STS variant of the FDB 19 series is used as a special-purpose power supply unit by the Royal Marines for landing craft such as the RM rapid-response/patrol boat. Typically RM landing craft were used to patrol the harbour approaches at Weymouth and Portland during the 2012 Olympic sailing events.

The FDB19/STS is a specially configured version of the standard FDB 19 Heavy Duty Adjustable RCCB designed to be mounted on offshore pontoons that are supplied from shore based transformers. Once moored, landing craft can plug into the FDB19 and recharge on-board batteries and ancillary equipment. Housed in GRP enclosures with glazed panel to provide sight of the various LED status indicators, the equipment comprises a 60A, 16KA MCCB feeding an electro/mechanically interlocked socket outlet. Electrical protection is provided by means of an EFU15 multi-function RCD and Emguard Earth Continuity Monitor; both manufactured in-house by FDB’s relay division. External Test and Reset buttons facilitate ease of operation and testing.

FDB IP65/67 compression latch - now also in black

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 along with excellent vibration resistance to prevent nuisance opening. It is useful especially on vehicles and machine controls where vibration is problematic.

Square & Triangle inserts (8mm) are standard & 3mm & 5mm Double Bit inserts. The 1-078 set height version is supplemented by the 1-079 option with a threaded square shaft to accept an adjustable cam accessory which permits depth variation of from 17mm to 73mm without the use of tools.

Enclosure gasket profiles from FDB Panel Fittings

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 and PVC.

Where electromagnetic compatibility is necessary, we can also supply special profiles with EMC/RFI shielding in combination with water and dust sealing – contact us to discuss your requirements.

For further information, please refer to our Knowledge Base article KB01.1

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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Reinforced plastic and polyamide locks

21 July 2018
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We have tracked the growth in both availability and use of plastic type locks and seen a substantial benefit where extra strong glass reinforced plastic such as polyamide can frequently offer comparable performance to zinc die, and sometimes even stainless steel dependent on application – with great savings in cost. These high strength engineering plastics […]

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Full range of quarter turn locks online and with Rocfast!

13 July 2018
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Quarter turn locks are the solid, reliable standard for specialist panel building and here at FDB Panel Fittings they form the backbone of our business in the shape of products from the most respected manufacturers from insert latches to swinghandles – all backed by our Rocfast assembly and logistics service. Quarter turns come in various […]

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Traditional L handle – ex-stock Online

7 July 2018
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FDB Panel Fittings have added a sleek, robust non-locking L handle to their Online Store selection. The 1608 handle is ideal for simple low-security access or for use in combination with more complex closure systems. Explained Gary Miles, M.D. at FDB Panel Fittings, “we have found that customers appreciate more and more the easy availability […]

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