Compression Latches

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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Panel hardware selection – an optimal balance

20 May 2016

Here at FDB Panel Fittings there are many years of combined experience in supplying panel hardware, from which we have found that the selection process for correct panel hardware is largely to do with the application. For example there is little point in fitting low cost, light duty locks and hinges to enclosures destined for use in […]

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New DIRAK multi-point compression lock system from FDB Panel Fittings

15 April 2016
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The new DIRAK compression rod latch facilitates a multi-point 3 or 5 point system with 4mm clamping at each latching point so ensuring constant pressure over the entire edge length with a high degree of sealing. It will be suited to large electrical and electronic cabinets in outdoor or internal wash-down areas. The quality die-cast […]

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Hardware solutions for building, rail infrastructure, boat building, road transport, HVAC and engineering

11 March 2016
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              Here at FDB Panel Fittings we are proud to offer probably the UK’s largest range of locks, hinges, handles and accessories for industrial applications – today this increasingly means providing hardware solutions for building, rail infrastructure, boat building, road transport, HVAC and machine engineering. This is alongside our traditional […]

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FDB hinges and compression locks solve storage access problems on Nippi wheelchair trike

29 September 2015
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The Nippi trike – a unique wheelchair accessible vehicle has recently been re-designed and re-launched – as part of this process Michael Barnes, M.D. of Nippi Cars Ltd, sought to improve the convenience and sealing of the storage compartments on either side of the vehicle. Consequently as long-term suppliers we were called in to provide a […]

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Rocfast assembly and logistics service saves time, money and mistakes

22 May 2015

We hear quite a lot about re-shoring of manufacturing to the UK, Europe and the US – and certainly from the interest and business levels we see reported at exhibitions and the trade media this seems to be a time of growth for UK manufacturing companies – who are often now stretched to increase output […]

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FDB visit RailTex

15 May 2015

A couple of our senior people – Gary Miles, MD and Sophie Carter, Marketing/Sales – paid a visit to RailTex yesterday and enjoyed the “buzz” at the NEC. The rail industry is an important one for us as we have many standard locks,  vibration proof locks, compression locks and hinges – including a range of stainless steel products […]

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