DST fastener in stainless steel from FDB Panel Fittings

The D-Snap components system from DIRAK enables panel builders and installers to save time and money with click-together panels. Now this robust technology is available from us here at FDB Panel Fittings in a stainless steel format developed for applications that need to be permanently fixed on one side and easily removable on the other.

The first component offering is the DST fastener to suit 30×10 cutout so bringing DST assembly to cabinets for external environments. The fastener has a clamping range of 0.8-3mm with a pull-out force of up to 50N. Suitable for panels, hollow sections or complete housings, the fastener can be installed in a recessed position for flush mounting.

FDB telescopic stays for enclosure doors

Small, long, right, left – from a simple eyelet device to an all singing and dancing wind stop with auto lock/release – in steel or stainless steel – we have an excellent range for urgent delivery at our Online store where you will also find all the other hardware you might need for a specialist enclosure to suit indoor or outdoor environments.

Traditional T handles now available online from FDB Panel Fittings

T handles – ( or Tee handles) are a traditional and comfortable way of operating latches with or without key locks. Generally a simple fit into a keyed hole and assembled with a back-nut to provide a cam or tab latch, they are available in zinc die, polyamide or stainless steel – many of them are compatible with multi point locking systems by using rod mechanisms to provide an additional two points of closure. This enhances security especially on large cabinet doors both in terms of sealing and preventing unauthorised opening – while still enabling single handed opening/closing.Round rods from FDB

T handles and Rod mechanisms can be found at our Online store – or please contact us to discuss your requirements.

FDB enclosure door gasket seals

Sealing of enclosures or cabinet doors is made simple with our range of clip-fit, push-fit and self-adhesive sections. These specialist profiles in EPDM, NBR, neoprene and PVC offer a quickly installed solution to maintaining good IP protection for panel builders, equipment manufacturers and vehicle constructors.

Clip-on hollow section gaskets enable inexpensive and effective protection from dust and water to be achieved with the simple expedient of pushing the section onto the frame profile or inner door edge. Construction is of EPDM or NBR (oil resistant) bonded onto a spring steel spine.

Sizes of FDB sealing strips range from 8mm to 13mm width sections and are available tested to UL standards – UL 94 HB. 50m coils are listed at the FDB Online store for ex-stock same-day despatch.

Other sections are designed to be retained within channels or for self-adhesion to painted surfaces, while edge protectors and window profiles with expanding filter sections enable simple edge covering and window installations for inspection of machine settings and processes.

Where electromagnetic compatibility is necessary variants are available to combine EMC with dust and water sealing.

Alongside these sections we have issued a Knowledge Base data sheet to make selection of seals and gaskets easier. This downloadable document (available at www.fdbonline.co.uk/collections/knowledge-base) covers the standard styles of self-gripping seals, edge protection and rectangular section gaskets. Additional information is provided on window seals, channel seals and round profiles, together with tabulated performance data for typical materials.

Talk to us about your custom sealing requirements or about enclosure kits of locks, hinges, gasket in our Rockfast service.

 

FDB27/M: RCD Protection for Communications Vehicles

16 February 2019
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Our FDB27/M is a range of special purpose RCD protection units for military communications vehicles, with in-line filters. Designed in accordance with MOD specifications, there are six standard variants according to voltage/current rating. Part of the EFR-1 series these units are housed in robust steel enclosures for outdoor installation.  General data sheet available here. To discuss your […]

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New range of small and powerful magnetic catches

9 February 2019
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The team here admire the way that some manufacturers use materials to their customers’ advantage while keeping aesthetics in the forefront of their design – such a manufacturer is our sales partner Sugatsune whose range of neodymium magnetic catches stand out for their high performance and very neat design. Back in the eighties the first […]

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Components for specialist electrical protection systems

1 February 2019
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The FDB Online store offers a range of specialist components for panel builders to integrate into their own electrical protection systems from core balance transformers and earth leakage relays to complete RCD panels. Components comply with BS4293 where appropriate and offer multi-range protection levels including pre-set and user adjustable types. Solid state circuitry is employed […]

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Clean by design AISI 316 stainless steel 180° panel hinges

24 January 2019
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These beautifully designed AISI 316 stainless steel 180° hinges provide secure rear mounted installation along with an easy clean dirt resistant style. Their AISI 316 construction further ensures a high degree of resistance to weather, corrosion and chemicals. The rugged design and construction of these 180° lift-off hinges means they can be used in the […]

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New extra-length Bridge Handles

10 January 2019
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These newly designed extra-length bridge handles are available in silicon-grey or matte black to an extended 220mm length compared to 142, 170 or 199mm for its standard sized sibling. The added length provides ultimate comfort and convenience, for example when wearing work gloves. The new design incorporates slanted surfaces and rounded edges to ensure resistance […]

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We are pleased to announce specialist hinges from our online shop

28 December 2018
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A hinge by any other name is not quite what one may expect – as it turns out. We are delighted that our online shop now includes a selection of spring hinges, friction hinges and torque hinges for the many and extensive specialist enclosures and panels used in industrial and office furniture applications. Spring hinges […]

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