180°/270° opening – 40mm metal cabinet hinges ex-stock from FDB Online

Our Panel Fittings range includes these 180°/270° 40mm hinges available in our Online Store portfolio for use on general purpose or specialist metal enclosures and cabinets. The 218-9004 hinges mounted with M5 countersunk screws are also available as a grounding/earth continuity component with M5 studs and serrated earthing washers.

These rugged zinc-die hinges in black or chrome finish offer 180° opening or may be ordered in 270° opening format. They are available in black, chrome and stainless steel with screw on mounting or with integral mounting screws, suitable for a wide range of industrial, office and general purpose applications on steel fabricated housings for electrical, electronic or similar equipment.

FDB Hygiene quarter-turn locks

Our food and medical lock offering includes two specialist quarter turns in stainless steel with integral colour coded washers and extra smooth designs – both available ex-stock from our Online store.

The IP67 ref 7-081 quarter-turn lock is good news for cabinet suppliers to the food processing and clean room industry sectors. By virtue of its specialist SW13 insert and key arrangement the 7-081 minimises traps for dirt and biological material. This is achieved by use of a polished surface and smoothing transition radii, as well as water and dust tight dual O-Rings giving protection to IP67. Design is further enhanced by manufacture in AISI 316L stainless steel and availability of a range of cams to accommodate varying door to frame depths.

Both food and medical industries are also served with the 7-081.01 “Hygiene ¼ turn lock” in stainless steel. This lock has been specifically designed to meet the requirements of these environments with an easy clean, non-dirt trapping design and IP69 sealing to K rating – to withstand regular high pressure, high temperature wash down and steam cleaning. In addition, its blue silicon seal conforms to the requirements of the FDA (Food and Drug Administration).

IP69K rating means that in addition to hygiene sensitive applications, the 7-081.01 is suited to many other installations such as car wash centres, and outside machinery, e.g. dump trucks, cement mixers etc. that undergo regular intensive cleaning.

FDB's SNAP-LINE package of panel joiner module, hinge and swinghandle

Snapline fasteners from FDB Panel Fittings



Snap-line fasteners and joiners featuring the innovative D-Snap® technology enable quick construction of custom enclosures for specialist panel builders. Their snap together system enables steel panels to be manufactured and simply clipped together when needed to provide a robust housing without the use of tools or mounting hardware. Non standard sizes and complex shaped steel housings can be produced for many industrial purposes including electrical equipment and for supermarket displays.

*A free pocket guide to D-Snap is available; see our “Books” section.

FDB online shop includes IP65 stainless steel L and T handles

Yes indeed we really have lots of handles in stock ready for same day dispatch and delivery anywhere – our Online store presently lists 88 individual items including swinghandles, bridge handles, chrome, black, grab, knob lock, L and T handles in zinc die, polyamide and stainless steel – and then we have all the others that we don’t list on the Online store. That is all the other handles from our major sales partners Dirak, EMKA, Weston Body Hardware, Pinet, Gold and Wassall, Southco and Lowe & Fletcher – a brilliant line up of long term specialist manufacturers who stand behind our stock to ensure you get the best handles when you need them.

Contact our team here

Recessed handles from FDB Panel Fittings for cabinets, cupboards,

Bridge handles, pull handles, grab handles, now online from FDB


FDB power protection keeps the Network DC immune with K H Engineering

19 February 2018
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As long term contractors to Southern Rail/GTR, K H Engineering Services find themselves in frequent need to deal with protection of mains power equipment within areas of high DC power usage. This specialist protection is required for all electrical mains supplies likely to be used by the public – such as socket outlets, ticket machines, […]

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FDB 11 custom varients available

10 February 2018
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Most of our customers are aware of the FDB 11 general purpose RCBO with overload and short circuit protection, it’s Approved Network Rail DC Immune Protection and conformity to BS4293 (RCD); BSEN60898 (MCB) are major factors in selection for regular projects – but we find that many customers come to us with non-standard requirements which we […]

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A host of hinges for your specialist panel

1 February 2018
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We love hinges here at “Panel Fittings” so we have pages and pages of them at our Online store in many types and styles; including lift-off, screw-on, weld-on, surface mounted, concealed, continuous and butt hinges. Available in zinc die, polyamide, steel and stainless steel according to specification.     Then we have a couple of Knowledge […]

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New universal key for railway applications

26 January 2018
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Explains FDB Panel Fittings, M.D. Gary Miles “In the railway industry we work with many different key types for various applications, requiring people to carry a lot of keys wherever they go. So we created a convenient and flexible product to better serve this industry – a universal key for 4 different inserts so that […]

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Under the Rocfast lock assembly brand

20 January 2018
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Under the Rocfast lock assembly brand we have a wide range of locking devices and ancillary components for all industrial applications which we assemble to customer specification – with your choice of insert/lock cylinder, body length, cam style/length and to the required sealing level – all packaged and delivered wherever required worldwide. Our locking components […]

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New Rocfast lock assembly guide

12 January 2018
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Our new Rocfast guide to lock assembly now available free from the links below is a how-to-do-it selection assistant from our respected experts in specialist cabinet and enclosure hardware. Customers are walked through the logical process of determining which housing, insert, cam, cut-out, and/or cam adapter may be required for standard or extended body locks […]

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