Swing Handles

Swinghandle system for specialist cabinets from FDB Panel Fittings

For many years the traditional handle for cabinets had an “L” or a “T” configuration but these were often awkward and caught on clothing where there was limited space – such as in control rooms – and then the swinghandle was created and has in many ways become the “new normal”. It’s benefits of non-catching low profile and ergonomic leverage have streamlined specialist cabinet design and the modular approach that came along with it has greatly simplified high quality installations.

For our offerings of swinghandles to IP65 in zinc die and stainless steel please see our  Online Store

New DIRAK Swinghandle Cam Mounting from FDB Panel Fittings

The new DIRAK Swinghandle system has been enhanced with the introduction of their 3-440 Bearing Plate RS bases. These intermediary mounting accessories enable use of swinghandles with a single point polyamide latching cam or alternatively with standard cam and multi-point rod locking if required.

Installation is quick and simple with initial clip attachment to the swinghandle base, then twin screw fastening for security and sealing.

These internal support plates secure the swinghandle through doors of 1mm up to 3mm thickness and provide 270° limitation with the locking position engaged at 90°.

The “type a” bearing plate incorporates a black polyamide cam, while “type b” uses standard cams or 3-point adapter for connection into a rod closure system.

DIRAK FDB IP65 swinghandle

The new DIRAK 3-149 swinghandle is a low-profile IP65 locking handle which facilitates fitment of flat rod multi-point closure systems.

This swinghandle/flat rod approach especially suits larger door cabinets which need the additional rigidity which they can offer to the door structure in its closed condition, thus aiding sealing and security.

These flat rod systems enable 2 or 3-point closure – even 4 or 5-point and more, by virtue of multiple brackets at intermediate points along each rod. This new 3-149 swinghandle provides pop-out handle operation with 1333 keyed lock cylinder for RH or LH mounting and incorporating an optional integral earthing clip.

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Enclosure handles and Cabinet handles

2 November 2018
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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” […]

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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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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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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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