Compression Latches

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.

 

FDB Knowledge Base Guides

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 and many other applications.

We presently have Knowledge base sheets on :

Locks
Hinges
Seals and Gaskets
Continuous Hinges
Multi-point Locking
Swinghandles
Compression Locks
D-Snap Technology
Gas Struts

They are available on our website and at our Online store – but of course the greatest knowledge base is in the heads of our experienced technical sales people – so do contact us to discuss your application.

 

IP65 roller cam compression latch from FDB Panel Fittings

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 external protective lock cover. The concealed mechanism and inconspicuous external appearance with internal stud mounting ensures there are no vulnerable points on the outside of the cabinet, while the surface mounted cover protects against dirt and weather. Additional security on large doors is provided by a full multi-point rod locking system.

Extension Compression Cam for rod lock systems from FDB Panel Fittings

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 be coupled with the 6504 compression lock to create 2 point or 3 point closure – or even extended further to 5 points on an especially long desk top or access panel for example.

Contact us for details on how to integrate this compression cam into your enclosure or cabinet security.

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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Adjustable depth cam suits compression quarter-turn latches

1 November 2016
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The new DIRAK 7-077SL height adjustable cam provides simple tool-less adjustment for quarter-turn compression latches. It is offered in 3 height variants which allow for a clamping range of over 30mm and ensure that optimal gasket sealing may be achieved on specialist industrial enclosures or cabinets where maintenance of correct IP rating is considered essential […]

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New IP65/IP67 Compression Latch with protective cover flap

31 August 2016
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The new DIRAK 1-075 compression latch offers IP65/67 protection and status visibility by virtue of its zinc die cover flap which only closes when the latch is fully compressed. The flap also provides additional protection from ingress of water and dirt projected at high speeds so is highly suited to outdoor and vehicle applications where […]

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Special Hygiene locks for wash down areas

3 June 2016
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The new range of hygiene locks from Dirak now includes a “standard” quarter turn lock plus an L version and a T handle as well as a compression lock – all in fantastically stylish designs with exceptionally clean lines – they are made of bright finished AISI 316L stainless steel and have distinctive blue silicone […]

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