Compression Latches

FDB IP65/67 compression latch - now also in black

The standard DIRAK compression latch from FDB Panel Fittings is now also available in black to pair with black hinges and other enclosure hardware. The black finish with white insert markings offers a particularly clear indication of the latch position.

This IP65/67 latch offers a full 6mm of compression to ensure good gasket pull down along with excellent vibration resistance to prevent nuisance opening. It is useful especially on vehicles and machine controls where vibration is problematic.

Square & Triangle inserts (8mm) are standard & 3mm & 5mm Double Bit inserts. The 1-078 set height version is supplemented by the 1-079 option with a threaded square shaft to accept an adjustable cam accessory which permits depth variation of from 17mm to 73mm without the use of tools.

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.

Stainless steel compression latchesCompression locks and latches are gaining in popularity for their enhanced IP security and their vibration resistance, which makes them suitable for use on specialist vehicles and railway rolling stock, as well as achieving greater gasket pull down performance. Compression locks and latches come in a variety of formats including industry standard quarter turn and recessed lever designs – given their focus on high degrees of sealing and the likely environmental application  many compression latch locks are required in stainless steel – such as for use on hygiene/wash down equipment where the whole design concept is centred around high levels of functionality. See our Online store for ex-stock ordering and rapid delivery.

FDB compression lock

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 – this includes of course our Online shop for quick and simple delivery.

We are proud to provide probably the UK’s largest range of locks, hinges, handles and accessories for virtually all industrial applications. This supply process continuously focuses on our ability to provide a friendly personal service based on detailed product knowledge and experience with an extensive product range. Encompassing everything from cable management support systems to cabinet hinges, enclosure gasketing and locking systems which include many stainless steel variants and anti-vandal handle designs – with our extensive stock-holding we expect to deliver most items direct from our warehouse.

Built to order – built to last – our Rocfast program saves time, money and mistakes by guiding customers through the process of specification, component matching, ordering, assembly, packaging and logistics – direct to site – worldwide.

This program focuses primarily on lock assembly including all major industry brands – and is designed to take the hard work out of an order process that often requires specification of individual lock components and time consuming self-assembly prior to installation.

 

Knowledge Base library of panel fittings hardware

19 May 2017
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Just what the design engineer needs when coming to enclosure or cabinet hardware for the first time – we have many free to download information guides on specifying hinges, handles, rod locking systems etc. these are each drawn from our experience in specification and supply of equipment for electrical housings, access panels, lockers, special vehicles […]

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New DIRAK IP65 roller cam compression latch

14 April 2017
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New from DIRAK is their ingenious range of IP65 anti-vandal compression latches with profile half cylinder security for high technology equipment. This series provides compression of up to 20mm with easy operation by virtue of the special roller cam design. Its internal mounting design and robust construction provide anti-vandal protection which is enhanced by the optional […]

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Extension Compression Cam for rod lock systems

18 February 2017
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The new Dirak 6-510 compression cam is designed to work with the 6500 system of flat rod locks, where it enables multiple locking to be achieved on particularly large doors or long covers and control-desk tops. This especially aids gasket pull down with large format sealing profiles and in vibration prone applications. The 6-510 may […]

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New IP65 Insert Compression Latch/Lock

20 January 2017
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Part of our new 6-500 range, the 6-504 shares the novel roller cam action with the addition of an integral insert lock for double bar or similar tool operation. The 6-504 clamps easily over a 20mm range providing IP65 protection with a suitable gasket. This unusual roller cam ensures especially easy operation on large industrial […]

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New IP65 compression latch/lock

16 December 2016
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The new Dirak 6-500 compression latch is a novel cylinder lock design to IP65 which makes light work of gasket clamping over the extended range of 20mm. This makes it ideal for large doors with soft gaskets. It is also vibration resistant, so, in addition to public access areas, it is suited to transport or […]

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Post Brexit sales partner training day!

25 November 2016
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Seeing as the economy has so far defied the gloom and doom of pre-Brexit we were interested to meet with our European colleagues for a post Brexit sales training meeting at Dirak recently, when MD Gary Miles and Marketing Manager Sophie Carter traveled to Germany for an update on all their new products and developments […]

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