Well our best guess is that often the closest engineers came to standard gaskets for enclosure doors was choosing the guage of string or rope that was used to press into the joint or channel – now of course things are much simpler and we have a great selection for ex-stock delivery from our Online store. See here for details.
We at FDB Panel Fittings, are pleased to offer bridge handles for enclosure doors, inspection covers, drawers, cases (lifting), and instrument carrying.
Otherwise known as Bow or Pull handles, there are front or rear mounting versions to suit the security needs of the installation, also front mounting with concealment covers, for where aesthetics are a consideration, such as in office environments.
Our bridge handles come in a range of materials including stainless steel, steel/chrome, glass-reinforced polyamide and brushed aluminium and are complemented with clip-in dish handles for sliding doors and cases (lifting).
Ex-stock delivery from the FDB Online store ensures easy ordering and supply of handles from a selection of major international sales partners such as DIRAK.
Locking Wing knobs offer the convenience of quarter-turn door locking with fingertip opening in a simple compact device. They are available ex-stock in black or chrome finish from our Online store, and are also supplied without a locking cylinder for use as a plain latch where personnel security is not an issue. They may be ordered with an assembled cam of the height required and easily installed into the door cutout and secured with the backnut supplied.
Our Online selection of handles for specialist cabinet and enclosure doors includes traditional L and T styles, also round knob, wing knob and swinghandle types from international manufacturer DIRAK and other sales partners.
Materials include stainless steel, zinc die, reinforced polyamide: in black or chrome finish, or mirror polish for hygiene installations.
Handles are lockable or non-locking (latch handles) to varying sealing degrees, although most are to IP65 or higher.
The range includes dual cylinder locking and padlockable handles – many are available with differing length bodies and a wide range of cams is available to permit matching with doors and door frames.
Our sales partners include DIRAK, EMKA, Pinet, Weston Body Hardware, Gold & Wassall and Lowe & Fletcher so they can be sure to find the right lock specification for the enclosure application.
Delivery from the Online store is ex-stock and our team here at FDB Panel Fittings offers the Rocfast lock assembly and logistics service on all handles, which ensures correct specification and time-saving installation.
With the railways in the news recently it is worth remembering that FDB have rail focused panel hardware and electrical protection devices at our Online store and to order with our specialist sales team.
We have a wide selection of flush-mounted and low profile locks plus parallelogram hinges to suit passenger doors and cupboards on rolling stock while for trackside installations we can provide specialist equipment like our FDB2 Multiway RCBO approved for Network Rail DC Immune Protection.
DIRAK L and T hygiene handles with or without cylinder key locking mechanism, are now available ex-stock from our Online store. The handles are designed for use in hygiene areas in food, pharmaceutical and related areas, where it is important to manage and minimise the accumulation of biological material – by design, by manufacturing quality and by pressure washdown. They are suited to stainless steel or plastic enclosures/cabinets for machine controls or power management.
These high-performance handles meet Hygiene requirements acc. to DIN EN ISO 14159 and DIN EN 1672-2 with housing and handle in mirror-polished AISI 316 L stainless steel featuring especially smooth designs for RH or LH application. Sealing is in FDA compliant blue silicone to IP 65/67 DIN EN 60529.
Our team can deliver these handles pre-assembled with cam upon request – with our Rocfast program – so that the whole assembly may be installed in a standard 20.1mm cut-out as a pass-through operation, with securing backnut and serrated screw for electrical earthing also in stainless steel.
Our FDB27/M:RCD range of special purpose protection units for military communications vehicles with in-line filters is designed in accordance with MOD specifications, with six standard variants according to voltage/current rating of 110 and 240 V. Trip currents are factory set at 20mA – 500mA.
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We are pleased to have a new DIRAK aluminium 180o hinge with adjustable mountings available – suitable for surface mounting on large cabinets and personal access doors. These robust 121mm and 61mm hinges are designed to use on railway carriages, special vehicles, storage units and similar where the ability to adjust plus/or minus 2mm in two dimensions (up/down and L/R) enables correct fit and finish during installation and service.
These rugged 4-351 DIRAK hinges feature hinge pins in a blind hole secured against knock out and may be fixed with anti-tamper screws where the situation requires. RH and LH versions are available and will suit nested doors. Bushings are in polyamide for smooth operation and corrosion-free longevity.
We are delighted to have common sizes of magnetic catch available ex-stock from our Online store, for convenient use on enclosure and cabinet doors. Easy to fit and easy to use magnetic catches keep doors closed but allow ready access when needed. They include ultra-thin, stainless steel, resin sealed black and white options – offering closure with a strong magnetic force.
Contact us for information on the full range.