Locking Handles

Traditional T handles now available online from FDB Panel Fittings

T handles – ( or Tee handles) are a traditional and comfortable way of operating latches with or without key locks. Generally a simple fit into a keyed hole and assembled with a back-nut to provide a cam or tab latch, they are available in zinc die, polyamide or stainless steel – many of them are compatible with multi point locking systems by using rod mechanisms to provide an additional two points of closure. This enhances security especially on large cabinet doors both in terms of sealing and preventing unauthorised opening – while still enabling single handed opening/closing.Round rods from FDB

T handles and Rod mechanisms can be found at our Online store – or please contact us to discuss your requirements.

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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.

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.

 

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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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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Handles Online – ex-stock

7 April 2017
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We now have a comprehensive portfolio of enclosure and cabinet handles at our Online Store – these include swinghandles in reinforced engineering plastics, zinc diecast and stainless steel – with traditional T handles and L handles and wing knobs. Many handles are to IP65 and anti-vandal formats are listed also with dual cylinders for two person […]

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New IP65 2 point cabinet latching

22 February 2017
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The DIRAK 6-501 2 point latching system provides rod locking operation with an IP65 profile cylinder suited to industrial control and equipment cabinets where its clean installation without external knobs or handles offers a smooth “no catch” external surface. Unusually the 6-501 is offered in both vertical and horizontal configurations so that it can be […]

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Help for handles at our Online shop

8 July 2016
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With approaching 100 handles in our Online store and many more available direct with a phone call or e-mail we have lots of possibilities for cabinets and enclosures of all types – from specialist electrical housings and electronic racks to office equipment and desk drawers – our range includes IP65 swinghandles, traditional L and T […]

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New Giussani pop-out T handles

11 December 2015
Giussani pop-out T handles from FDB Panel Fittings for specialist panel builders

Our new Giussani pop-out T handles offer specialist panel builders the benefits of security with a traditional T style format now updated to meet modern security and safety concerns, also incorporating radial pin tumbler locks. The pop-out facility minimises vulnerability to vandalism or spurious opening by recessing the handle within a polyamide housing. This also […]

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