Handles

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 from FDB Panel Fittings

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 easy location in the event of inadvertent door closure.

The 270mm latch is suitable for flush fit or offset doors and is easy to operate, even with gloved hands. It offers a quick, positive, smooth and quiet action for especially heavy doors. Finish is high quality chrome.

FDB online shop includes IP65 stainless steel L and T handles

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 stainless steel for wash down areas – bridge type pull handles augment the installation where required.

 

FDB stainless steel paddle handle

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 Online store in stainless steel with or without keylock.

FDB stainless steel inset T latchA companion inset T handle also in stainless steel with slam action has an emergency internal release and is especially useful where space is at a premium.

 

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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Premium panel fittings from a single source

14 July 2017
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As specialists in panel fittings for cabinets and enclosures we deal with premium manufacturers and stock a wide range of lines for same day dispatch – see our Online shop or call us direct.   Share the post “Premium panel fittings from a single source” FacebookTwitterLinkedInE-mail

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Shop fitting fasteners – ex-stock – Online

14 June 2017
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Among other places the FDB Panel Fittings range of fasteners find application in shop fitting manufacture, not only quarter-turn locks and swinghandles in checkout islands but also quick-fix/release fasteners around the display section of stores where they may be used to hold price indicators, product cards and special offers. For cupboards and storage space at […]

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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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