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The EMKA slide shoe which fits over a standard cam provides a means of tightening up door closure, saving paint damage and smoothing operation – it is now available in black, which can offer an enhanced visual aspect to the installation for specialist electrical or electronic enclosure panels.

See our previous post for more on the slide shoe concept here.

Rocfast lock assembly guide from FDB Panel Fittings

Our new Rocfast guide to lock assembly now available free from the links below is a how-to-do-it selection assistant from our respected experts in specialist cabinet and enclosure hardware.

Customers are walked through the logical process of determining which housing, insert, cam, cut-out, and/or cam adapter may be required for standard or extended body locks in common finishes and how to select the correct part number to ensure the desired part is ordered. Accessories such as handle inserts, dust caps and finger pulls, serrated lock washers and earth nuts are highlighted, as are slide shoes for cams which help provide a positive compression while reducing the friction and paint damage caused by constant operation.

You can download free from, or contact or call us on 0208 568 1616 for a free hard copy leaflet.

ESS5DB stainless steel IP65 quarter-turn cabinet lock from FDB Panel Fittings

The ESS5DB stainless steel IP65 quarter-turn cabinet lock from FDB Panel Fittings is a stainless steel IP65 quarter-turn cabinet lock for specialist industrial use where its rugged construction, coupled with a high degree of protection from dust and water ingress, make it a practical option.

The ESS5DB is available from the FDB online store for same-day despatch and features a 5mm double bit insert commonly used in engineering and manufacturing environments.

Where required our team here at FDB Panel Fittings offer an extensive custom assembly service under the Rocfast banner. This enables housings, inserts, cams, 3 point adapters, dust caps, finger pulls, serrated lock washers, earth nuts and slide shoes to be selected, assembled, packaged and dispatched on a worldwide basis, either as one-off orders or to support an ongoing production programme.

Panel Fittings and accessories for every enclosure from FDB

We keep adding to our accessories package so it is worth checking what is available – you never know when you might need an adapter, a lock anti-rotation device, a finger pull, a ball catch or a slide shoe.

Maybe you only have simple well known requirements for most of your cabinets – but when you need a drawing pocket, knuckle cover, dust cap, slam latch or slide bolt – then we will be here.

Common needs often include door stays, magnetic catches and touch latches – so we have those – along with “C” clips, covers and serrated washers.

In fact if you are in the panel building business then we can provide what you need – and if you don’t see it at our Online shop then call or e-mail and we will check with our suppliers.

Smooth locking with FDB!

13 September 2012

In a nice touch of detail design we can make operation of many cabinet locks really much smoother with this Slide Shoe for cams. This simple 2-part plastic shoe fits easily over many standard lock cams for single quarter turn locks and multi-point locking systems, thus maximising gasket pull-down while minimising the scraping effect on a cabinet […]

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