Hinges

Pinet soft-close aluminium hinges from FDB Panel Fittings

Soft-close is a feature much admired among operators of equipment covers and doors for making usage more comfortable, more user friendly and potentially safer.

Consequently, we are pleased to launch the new PINET dampening hinges in aluminium which offer a 115° soft-close in three configurations.

Two torque damping levels are available to suit both lightweight and heavier doors in a range of industrial and office/domestic applications.

These clear anodized hinges are robust and appropriate for a multitude of industrial applications while also discretely installed where a “low-key” presence is required.

When paired with a matching spring hinge than an automatic soft-close action is possible. A system which does not require a latching mechanism unless security calls for it.

Concealed PINET hinges from FDB Panel Fittings

These new PINET 7 axis multi-link hinges from our online store offer concealed and sprung door opening for overlay and nested doors. Their spring counterbalance allows for easy operation while the multi-link design ensures accurate and positive closure.

This new design hinge is fitted internally to the frame/door corner from where it offers a 110° door opening with positional hold in the open and closed modes by virtue of the sprung mechanism. This means that door latching is not necessary unless specifically required. Un-sprung variants will generally require latching and do not provide positive open/close hold.

View a video on the PINET 7 axis multi-link hinges.

 

Innovative new DIRAK hinge launched by FDB Panel Fittings

The new DIRAK hinge Pr01 now launched by our Panel Fittings team marks an innovative approach to the time-saving installation of IP65/67 hinging for specialist enclosures. DIRAK believe that to meet the requirements of industrial applications, panel hinges must be sturdy, robust and durable. Additionally, they should offer simple assembly, high strength and flexible usage. Consequently, for these applications they have developed a novel new hinge with fastening bracket, which ensures a precise fit in the rectangular cutouts and allows for easy installation using only one screw per side. Additionally, the seals on the hinge provide protection against the ingress of water and dust.

The stepped mounting surface on the back of each hinge half allows for easy alignment in the cutout and the gasketed fastening brackets can be tightened with a single screw, allowing for easy hinge positioning. This 180° opening hinge for nested doors (LH/RH) has been designed to require only one screw on each hinge flap. The hinge is moulded to fit rectangular cutouts on the door and frame with clamping backplate incorporating a gasket seal and positive location which enables a degree of adjustment and uses a single screw either side to clamp securely.

The design is configured to fit doors of thickness up to 4mm using the standard M6x12mm screws supplied. With longer screws then thicker panels may be accommodated. The Pr01 series is available in 50x40mm, 54x50mm and 60x60mm sizes.

Stainless steel panel hinges from FDB Panel Fittings

We are delighted to have a full range of stainless steel hinges for specialist enclosures available at our Online store – we have seen a gradual increase in requirements for stainless hinges for many years as applications and the corresponding specifications become more demanding. FDB Panel Fittings have responded to this trend with lift-off, butt style, removable pin hinges, weld on, bolt on, concealed, external and friction hinges in AISI 316, 304, 303, material and with 120 deg, 180 deg and 270 deg opening.

New high load capacity corner hinge

28 March 2019
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This new DIRAK high load capacity corner hinge offers specialist panel builders a simple way to quickly and effectively mount heavy doors with 180° opening and a lift-off facility. The Pr04 corner hinge suits surface mounted doors where an external visible installation is appropriate. The hinge is a substantial 92mm length manufactured in zinc-die with […]

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Clean by design AISI 316 stainless steel 180° panel hinges

24 January 2019
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These beautifully designed AISI 316 stainless steel 180° hinges provide secure rear mounted installation along with an easy clean dirt resistant style. Their AISI 316 construction further ensures a high degree of resistance to weather, corrosion and chemicals. The rugged design and construction of these 180° lift-off hinges means they can be used in the […]

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We are pleased to announce specialist hinges from our online shop

28 December 2018
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A hinge by any other name is not quite what one may expect – as it turns out. We are delighted that our online shop now includes a selection of spring hinges, friction hinges and torque hinges for the many and extensive specialist enclosures and panels used in industrial and office furniture applications. Spring hinges […]

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Merry Christmas from FDB Panel Fittings

19 December 2018
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New DIRAK lift-off hinge concept

17 May 2018
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The team here at FDB Panel Fittings have found that hinge solutions for construction of electrical and 19” industrial cabinets require a high degree of design flexibility in combination with stability and security during operation. It was from this close relationship with the specialist panel industry that the new “pop and click” lift-off door hinge […]

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50mm nested door hinge offers 180°/270° opening – from FDB Online

26 April 2018
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These 218-9104 50mm hinges from our Online store, in zinc-die with black or chrome finish offer a simple solution for doors of larger nested industrial enclosures on an ex-stock, same-day despatch basis with easy online ordering. Standard configuration is for nested mounting with countersunk M6 screws or M6 integral studs. The latter version can also […]

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