New DIRAK multi-point locking from FDB Panel Fittings - ensures uniform sealing, resists unauthorised opening of large cabinets

FDB Panel Fittings have seen that the new DIRAK 90° rod redirect adapter can solve a frequent problem with large doors on electrical or electronic cabinets in industrial applications, by providing five points of closure, or potentially more if required.

Builders of large panels can use these 90° adapters to enable fitment of additional closure points around the door perimeter to ensure uniform gasket pressure, greater security from unauthorised entry and greater rigidity of the cabinet structure, by tying the door and frame more closely together. Each adapter can accept either flat or round rods operated by a central lock such as a swinghandle mechanism or “L” or “T” handle. The adapter can then be fitted with a cam for closure to the frame and a further rod extension to transmit the linear motion to a further latching point.

Multi-point latching of this type is typically of value on switch/control or workstation cabinets in mechanical and plant manufacturing situations, medical device manufacturing or sheet metal fabrication workshops where the enhanced closure characteristics are beneficial, either because of the high amount of dust/water in the environment or because of the priority need to keep the cabinet contents clean.

 

FDB Panel Fittings and Electrical Online store

Over recent months the Coronavirus pandemic has continually brought changes in the way we work and how we live so we are delighted that it has proven possible to maintain our unbroken service to customers. That our RFQs have maintained continued high levels is perhaps largely because of the simplicity and variety of our Online store where you can select from our extensive ranges of ex-stock standard enclosure and cabinet hardware as well as electrical protection devices and enclosed units. Specials and certain non-stock items are marked accordingly.

Most items are generally ex-stock subject to quantity and prior sales however if you cannot find what you need then help is always available via the on-line “contact us” button or if you would prefer, by ‘phone or email.

Please be assured that we are working extremely hard to maintain normal service regarding orders and deliveries, and please continue to place your orders through your usual channels and contact us via our office numbers Electrical 02085684621 Panel Fittings 02085681616.

Our Sales Office is open 8.30 am – 1 pm and 2 pm – 4.30 pm.

E mail Electrical rcdsales@fdb.uk.com Panel Fittings info@fdb.co.uk or Online shop at www.fdbonline.co.uk 

New Vandal-resistant 180° stainless steel hinge from FDB Panel Fittings

We are delighted to have recently launched a new DIRAK stainless steel hinge which offers increased protection against unauthorised access due to its specific design and construction. This especially robust 180° hinge with interlocking leaves features welded-in-place, non-removable hinge pins and welded mounting studs which are not accessible from the outside of the cabinet – so providing greater security when used in outdoor/public areas, e.g. for communications or public services.

The surface mounting style of these hinges ensures they are suitable for nested doors in side-by-side situations. They are available in sizes of 40×42, 50×50 and 60×63 mm with polished finish.

Free standing specialist power panel from FDB

We are pleased to offer a bespoke panel packaging service to suit individual applications of power distribution and earthline protection systems based on the same technology as our standard FDB2, FDB 11, FDB 13, FDB 21 and FDB 27 (military) ex-stock panels. 

These indoor/outdoor equipment panels are supplied in steel, GRP or stainless steel to suit harsh environments above and below ground and are available in a variety of finishes.

Where an application requires something a bit out of the ordinary then our standard designs are readily adaptable to meet customer’s requirements – please contact us to discuss rapid turn around on modified panels or to access our technical advisory service for any truly custom special applications.

Bridge and grab handles for drawers and doors

4 July 2020
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Our Online store offers a good selection of bridge/grab/bow handles for drawers and doors in industrial and office environments – even for use with a gloved hand as they come in sizes from 150mm to 220mm and in polyamide, chrome finished steel and in stainless steel for urgent ex-stock delivery. We also have many other […]

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Electrical Protection for industrial applications including rail and military

26 June 2020
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As leading industrial earth monitoring and electrical power protection specialists, we are pleased to offer our range of RCD’s and RCBO’s for personnel or plant protection, Earth Continuity Monitors, together with a range of ancillary devices supplied separately as panel mounting components, or pre-assembled within steel, stainless steel or GRP enclosures, complete with socket outlets […]

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Compression Latches for special purposes

19 June 2020
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These compression latches from our sales partner DIRAK often find their application in what may be considered “special” niche situations such as rail or road vehicles, food processing plant and similar, where they provide security and rugged operation. Compression latches are by design especially vibration resistant to nuisance opening and so are applicable to closing […]

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Swinghandles – the new normal

13 June 2020
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For many years the traditional handle for cabinets had an “L” or a “T” configuration but these were often awkward and caught on clothing where there was limited space – such as in control rooms – and then the swinghandle was created and has in many ways become the “new normal”. It’s benefits of non-catching […]

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FDB supports recovery with Online and Rocfast programs

5 June 2020
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For over 40 years we at FDB Panel Fittings have taken pride in developing a specialist service for the supply of panel and electrical enclosure hardware (locks, hinges, handles, enclosure gasketing, cable management and accessories) to the metal/plastic fabrication industries including panel builders and OEMs – in that time we and our customers have experienced […]

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Cabinet rod locking systems, guides, connectors and operating mechanisms

29 May 2020
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We have a wide range of cabinet rod locking systems including rod guides, rod connectors and operating mechanisms for use with cabinet handles such as L and T type as well as quarter turn locks and swinghandles. Round rods in steel and stainless steel are available to standard lengths up to 900 mm with blind […]

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