New toolless assembly quarter-turn latch from FDB to IP69K

We have the new program 1000 EMKA toolless assembly quarter-turn latch which saves up to 80% of assembly time (and a lot of fiddling around), while offering protection against dust and water ingress up to IP69K. This polyamide/zinc die latch mechanism for enclosures or access panels offers a choice of 20 different inserts to suit the key type required, together with 3 depths of cranked cam and optional electrical safety cap.

We note that the 1000 series snap-in quarter-turn latch fits a standard EMKA cut-out in sheet thickness of 1.00mm to 3.00mm with a simple push fit assembly in a positive no-tools 2-step process which provides secure fixing and smooth operation on all types of specialist enclosures.

Clip-on sealing profiles for enclosures from FDB Panel Fittings

Gasket, Sealing profiles,  window sealing and associated accessories for virtually all industrial enclosure, cabinet and specialist vehicle applications are available from our Online store

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

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

New large slam latch with inside safety release from FDB Panel Fittings

Our new large format slam latch is a purpose designed unit from Weston Body Hardware for large insulated enclosures such as cold stores or containerised units. The roller striker latch is surface mounted to preserve the integrity of the door with an internal punch-style emergency release. Importantly, the release “mushroom” features a fluorescent button for easy location in the event of inadvertent door closure.

The 270mm latch is suitable for flush fit or offset doors and is easy to operate, even with gloved hands. It offers a quick, positive, smooth and quiet action for especially heavy doors. Finish is high quality chrome.

FDB online shop includes IP65 stainless steel L and T handles

Electrical cabinet handles available from our Online Store include T and L styles, swinghandles and wingknobs plus paddle handles and grab handles – all the handles you might need in fact for a specialist electrical cabinet or enclosure.

Within the portfolio there are extra security items eg with multi key or padlock,  and others in stainless steel for wash down areas – bridge type pull handles augment the installation where required.

 

New DIRAK lift-off hinge concept

17 May 2018
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The team here at FDB Panel Fittings have found that hinge solutions for construction of electrical and 19” industrial cabinets require a high degree of design flexibility in combination with stability and security during operation. It was from this close relationship with the specialist panel industry that the new “pop and click” lift-off door hinge […]

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Stainless steel Paddle handles and Inset T handles

11 May 2018
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Flush mounting paddle handles are great for those situations like specialist vehicles, where you cannot accept the protruding L or T handle and need a slam action – like on a coach or a horse box where a recessed mounting keeps the mechanism out of the way. Flush paddle handles are available from the FDB […]

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Quarter turn latches ex-stock and online

4 May 2018
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Quarter turn latches are core to the idea of enclosure security and access control – these simple latches and locks have been the mainstay for closure of wall mounted cabinets and enclosures for many years and as such we carry a wide selection to IP55, IP65, IP67 and IP69 on an ex-stock basis and available […]

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50mm nested door hinge offers 180°/270° opening – from FDB Online

26 April 2018
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These 218-9104 50mm hinges from our Online store, in zinc-die with black or chrome finish offer a simple solution for doors of larger nested industrial enclosures on an ex-stock, same-day despatch basis with easy online ordering. Standard configuration is for nested mounting with countersunk M6 screws or M6 integral studs. The latter version can also […]

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FDB 2 Multiway modular RCD/RCBO panel shows the way to building renovation

18 April 2018
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When it comes to building renovation our FDB 2 multiway modular RCD/RCBO panel is ideal for upgrade and maintenance projects in the commercial/industrial sphere. This modular range of general purpose earth leakage protection units comes complete with overload and short circuit protection. (It is also approved by Network Rail for use in DC Electrified areas). […]

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Compression locks and latches – IP security and vibration resistance

6 April 2018

Compression locks and latches are gaining in popularity for their enhanced IP security and their vibration resistance, which makes them suitable for use on specialist vehicles and railway rolling stock, as well as achieving greater gasket pull down performance. Compression locks and latches come in a variety of formats including industry standard quarter turn and […]

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