New low noise Sliding Slam Latch from FDB Panel Fittings

Our new DIRAK sliding slam latch provides a low noise secure door closure mechanism for internal doors, cupboards etc. It is expected to be of value in specialist vehicles such as caravans, commercial vehicles, railway rolling stock and similar. Explains Gary Miles, our M.D. here at FDB Panel Fittings “In the event of the transportation of containers, for example for small animals or similar, in addition to vibration resistance and secure locking of doors and hatches, a stable closure is essential. For this reason DIRAK have developed their new sliding slam latch, which due to its sliding release prevents unintentional opening from the inside and furthermore is virtually noiseless during use.”

The new sliding latch is fitted with rubber plugs and a felt washer to cushion the latching components so making it extremely quiet while enabling easy operation. The housing incorporates a sliding bolt with integrated stop which allows independent locking by simple door closure – which can then only be opened by activation of the handle. Mounting is adjustable from the rear by means of integral slot nuts.

Locking variants are offered with cylinder barrel keyed alike 1333 or keyed different. Construction is in robust zinc die with finish in black.

FDB compression latch

Our Online store has a good range of compression latches for sealing of enclosures and panels in arduous situations, such as on vehicles and in wash-down areas where their superior performance is of benefit to ensure optimum sealing and resistance to the effects of vibration – protecting equipment and preventing nuisance opening they are available in zinc die and stainless steel and provide degrees of protection up to IP67.

Especially of value for use on vehicles are the paddle type lever action compression latches with push button release which can be operated entirely by hand and so are convenient for lockers and cupboards which require secure closure with quick opening.

New toolless assembly quarter-turn latch from FDB to IP69K

We have tracked the growth in both availability and use of plastic type locks and seen a substantial benefit where extra strong glass reinforced plastic such as polyamide can frequently offer comparable performance to zinc die, and sometimes even stainless steel dependent on application – with great savings in cost.

These high strength engineering plastics are often indistinguishable from zinc die but often the precision of the injection moulding process permits the realisation of improved design both functionally and in terms of usability.

Diecast quarter-turn locks from FDB Panel Fittings

Quarter turn locks are the solid, reliable standard for specialist panel building and here at FDB Panel Fittings they form the backbone of our business in the shape of products from the most respected manufacturers from insert latches to swinghandles – all backed by our Rocfast assembly and logistics service.

Stainless steel quarter turns from FDBQuarter turns come in various materials – zinc die, reinforced polyamide, stainless steel – and in many guises with a huge range of options in body lengths, cam lengths, insert types, lock numbers, IP protection levels and so on – something where our Knowledge Base documentation can offer guidance.

Traditional L handle – ex-stock Online

7 July 2018
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FDB Panel Fittings have added a sleek, robust non-locking L handle to their Online Store selection. The 1608 handle is ideal for simple low-security access or for use in combination with more complex closure systems. Explained Gary Miles, M.D. at FDB Panel Fittings, “we have found that customers appreciate more and more the easy availability […]

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Enclosure hardware – a bit of a speciality!

29 June 2018
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    Here at FDB Panel Fittings – the name says it all – we specialise in panel fittings – otherwise referred to as enclosure hardware – hence the theme of “panel fittings for every enclosure” covering probably the UK’s largest range of locks, hinges, handles, cable management support systems, and accessories for virtually all industrial applications. […]

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Rod latches and rod locking systems

23 June 2018
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Rod latches and multipoint rod locking systems are a convenient way to spread gasket pull down forces around the periphery of a large cabinet door to enhance sealing, while the multiple latching points provide better resistance to unauthorised opening. They can be coupled with a simple quarter turn latch or lock, or with any of […]

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New Toolless assembly quarter-turn latch to IP69K

14 June 2018
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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 […]

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Ex-stock gasket sealing profiles

9 June 2018
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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 […]

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New large slam latch with inside safety release

1 June 2018
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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 […]

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