Handles

Extra-length bridge handles from FDB Panel Fittings

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 to dirt and enable easy cleaning. At the same time appearance has been enhanced with M8 cylinder head fixing bolts being concealed by clip-in PA plugs which keep the design sleek and smooth. Ref 6-1000.01 220mm handles are manufactured by DIRAK for use on access panels, doors and drawers on electrical panels and other industrial equipment where they provide a robust opening facility.

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Multi point rod locking systems from FDB

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 type where the lock mechanism provides the third and central closing latch. Rod systems can be used on larger doors or access panels eg over a metre on a side where security of closure is important or where flexibility of the door requires support by tying in to the cabinet frame. Rod locking systems are available in component form from our Online Store – or contact our team for advice.

FDB enclosure and cabinet handles

On a day-to-day basis we tend to use the terms “enclosure” and “cabinet” almost interchangeably, but except in the generic sense that an enclosure is anything that encloses ( not very helpful) we are probably used to using “enclosure” to mean something medium sized to small eg wall mounting to plastic box – while “cabinet” is reserved for free standing or suites of  larger units – often around 1800 or 2000mm high.

The size difference of course has an effect on our choice of handle – in terms of style and function – hence we see quarter turn locks on enclosures and swinghandles used for cabinets but the actual choice is usually a bit more nuanced than that often depending on the pull down force required to achieve the desired degree of gasket sealing – hence L and T handles are still popular as are insert latches with large keys for extra leverage.

Whatever you decide on we have a handle to suit at our Online store.

New large slam latch with inside safety release

1 June 2018
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Our new large format slam latch is a purpose designed unit from Weston Body Hardware for large insulated enclosures such as cold stores or containerised units. The roller striker latch is surface mounted to preserve the integrity of the door with an internal punch-style emergency release. Importantly, the release “mushroom” features a fluorescent button for […]

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Electrical cabinet handles

26 May 2018
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Electrical cabinet handles available from our Online Store include T and L styles, swinghandles and wingknobs plus paddle handles and grab handles – all the handles you might need in fact for a specialist electrical cabinet or enclosure. Within the portfolio there are extra security items eg with multi key or padlock,  and others in […]

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Stainless steel Paddle handles and Inset T handles

11 May 2018
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Flush mounting paddle handles are great for those situations like specialist vehicles, where you cannot accept the protruding L or T handle and need a slam action – like on a coach or a horse box where a recessed mounting keeps the mechanism out of the way. Flush paddle handles are available from the FDB […]

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Under the Rocfast lock assembly brand

20 January 2018
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Under the Rocfast lock assembly brand we have a wide range of locking devices and ancillary components for all industrial applications which we assemble to customer specification – with your choice of insert/lock cylinder, body length, cam style/length and to the required sealing level – all packaged and delivered wherever required worldwide. Our locking components […]

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Stainless Steel IP65 swinghandle

22 September 2017
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Our 207-9295 stainless steel swinghandle (AISI 316) offers rugged cabinet access security with IP65 level dust and water protection and includes an additional dust cover to protect the cylinder lock. This stainless steel swinghandle is suitable for arduous external application in typical industrial environments. 40mm cylinder locks with profile keys or with inserts may be […]

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Special offers on latches and handles

28 July 2017

Have you seen our Special Offers on latches and handles? Every now and then we have excess stock or a quantity of over ordered/returned products which are offered at substantial discounts – at the moment we have:  quarter turn latches at £0.99 each, down from £4.60  quarter turn latches at £11.76 ea  bridge handles at […]

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