FDB27/M RCD Protection

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 communications or other electrical protection needs please contact us.

FDB magnetic catches

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 neodymium magnets were devised by companies in Japan and America. They are enormously strong compared to ferrite magnets and have found themselves at the heart of many aspects of modern technology, from hard drives to hybrid and electric cars.

We like them because their density and strength allow incredibly thin magnetic catches to be produced like the MC159. At less than 3mm thick it is an easy to fit closure device which does not disrupt the integrity of your design. Perfect for sheet metal applications it can also be utilised in furniture production where the ample 4kg force will keep large doors closed. A lower strength version, the MC-158 has the same great looks but lesser strength at 1.5kg for those light weight applications, at the other end of the scale an 8kg force version has also recently been introduced.

But the focus is not just on looks – they have concentrated on sound too. Whilst the satisfying “Click” of a magnetic catch closing might reassure most, in some applications a quiet close is also desirable and “sealed catches” offer this feature. The MC-MS45 is covered in silicone rubber to deaden sound and the MC-JM45 is perfect for clean rooms, being completely sealed in polypropylene making them NSF approved.

For general use they have nickel plated versions and for more corrosion resistant latches like the MC-159SUS, they coat the magnet with an acrylic resin. For temperatures exceeding 80°C and up to a whopping 250°C there are catches like the MC-YN001 HP made from a Samarium Cobalt magnet.

Also worth a mention within this great range is the tiny 2.2mm thick MC-YN001 magnetic catch family. The MC-YN001 family is smaller and thinner and comes in nickel-plated or corrosion resistant stainless steel.

MC-JM50 catches are stocked in black and white at our Online store. For other styles please contact our team.

Earth line protection devices from FDB Electrical

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.

CB514_medium CT from FDBGeneral purpose overload/short circuit and DC immune protection from FDB Electrical

Components comply with BS4293 where appropriate and offer multi-range protection levels including pre-set and user adjustable types.

Solid state circuitry is employed for optimum immunity to voltage transients and DC component.

AC and DC types are stocked for urgent delivery.

 

 

 

Stainless steel panel hinges from FDB Panel Fittings

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 most diverse areas. Stainless steel washers between the joints ensure a high number of cycles and accordingly also enable a long service life. Hinges are fixed from the inside on 1.5 and 2mm door thicknesses, with M6 screws offering a level of vandal resistance and comes standard with a closed and sand blasted surface allowing for additional surface treatments by the consumer. AISI 316 hinges are a DIRAK product from FDB Panel Fittings.

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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Merry Christmas from FDB Panel Fittings

19 December 2018
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Enclosure handles – pull handles, bridge handles, swinghandles, L handles, T handles, winghandles,

14 December 2018
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If you work with enclosures or cabinets then you know about handles – and that you will often need the right type at short notice – fortunately that is where we can help from our wide selection of ex-stock specialist handles to suit all environments – from the office to the factory floor or the […]

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IP65 quarter turn locks and latches

7 December 2018
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Quarter turn locks and latches – or “quarter turns”as they are sometimes known are the mainstay of our panel fittings industry with an increasing interest in IP65 rated units – as reflected by the extensive stock and availability at our Online store. Typically IP65 and lower ratings in polyamide or zinc die are appropriate but […]

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Multi point locking systems

23 November 2018
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Multi point rod locking systems – sometimes called espagnolette arrangements – are a mainstream layout for closure of larger cabinets and generally give a three point pull down of the door gasket as well as securing against unauthorised opening. Typically the rods are operated by a locking handle such as a swinghandle or traditional L/T […]

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