Locks

New from FDB Panel Fittings - DIRAK 3-point Cam Adapter for large cabinets

We are now able to offer the new 3-point zinc-die rod adapter from our sales partner DIRAK. This adapter enables a quick, low-cost solution to multi-point locking with centre-cam and double-rod mechanism for larger cabinets using UK traditional round rods with circlip retention.

Multi-point closure enhances sealing and security by assisting gasket pull-down and resisting forced entry at additional points.

This zinc-die adapter complements the existing DIRAK stainless steel version at lower cost. Both adapters suit the range of standard modular DIRAK handles with standard square shaft operation.

FDB Panel Fittings - protect your quarter-turn locks with new flap lid

As enclosure hardware specialist we are delighted to introduce a very neat DIRAK accessory which greatly aids protection of quarter-turn locks. This spring-loaded flap lid is a new/retro-fit accessory that punches well above its weight by protecting against the build-up of dirt, dust and driving rain from interfering with easy operation of the keylock or insert mechanism.

The design is based on experience that quarter-turns can be utilized in various application areas. Many of these applications are located in areas with high levels of debris and dirt which exposes the lock mechanism to environmental contamination.

Therefore, this spring-loaded flap lid has been developed and manufactured in durable and corrosion-resistant polyamide to prevent damage to the inner lock workings from dirt and particle build-up, ensuring smooth operation.

The enclosing flap provides protection against soiling and being spring-loaded it falls back into the closed position at any time after operation and thus reliably protects against dust and water. An integrated stop protects the quarter-turn surface from damage.

Merry Christmas from FDB Panel Fittings
quarter turn locks and latches

Quarter turn locks and latches – or “quarter turns”as they are sometimes known are the mainstay of our panel fittings industry with an increasing interest in IP65 rated units – as reflected by the extensive stock and availability at our Online store. Typically IP65 and lower ratings in polyamide or zinc die are appropriate but we are being asked more and more for stainless steel – which we also have. IP65 1/4 turn box rapid locks from FDB Panel Fittings

Of course there is no better way to check out these 1/4 turn access fittings than to go and look – so please do so here.

Or contact our experienced team to discuss your particular needs as we can supply from many major international manufacturer/suppliers.

Reinforced plastic and polyamide locks

21 July 2018
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We have tracked the growth in both availability and use of plastic type locks and seen a substantial benefit where extra strong glass reinforced plastic such as polyamide can frequently offer comparable performance to zinc die, and sometimes even stainless steel dependent on application – with great savings in cost. These high strength engineering plastics […]

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“Food and Medical” stainless steel quarter turn locks to IP67 and IP69K

9 March 2018
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Our food and medical lock offering includes two specialist quarter turns in stainless steel with integral colour coded washers and extra smooth designs – both available ex-stock from our Online store. The IP67 ref 7-081 quarter-turn lock is good news for cabinet suppliers to the food processing and clean room industry sectors. By virtue of […]

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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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Dirak high quality latches, hinges and other fitting technology for demanding applications

22 December 2017
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As one of the world’s leading technology and system providers, Dirak develop, manufacture and sell innovative fitting components for enclosure construction – above all, latching, hinging and sealing technologies. Their high quality, customized products function either mechanically or electronically, and have been used for many years in even the most demanding applications, such as: In […]

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New Stainless Steel lock arrives at our Online Store

5 December 2017
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The ESS5DB stainless steel IP65 quarter-turn cabinet lock from FDB Panel Fittings is a stainless steel IP65 quarter-turn cabinet lock for specialist industrial use where its rugged construction, coupled with a high degree of protection from dust and water ingress, make it a practical option. The ESS5DB is available from the FDB online store for […]

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EMKA slide shoes now available in BLACK

30 November 2017

The EMKA slide shoe which fits over a standard cam provides a means of tightening up door closure, saving paint damage and smoothing operation – it is now available in black, which can offer an enhanced visual aspect to the installation for specialist electrical or electronic enclosure panels. See our previous post for more on […]

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