Locks

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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.

New toolless assembly quarter-turn latch from FDB to IP69K

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 are often indistinguishable from zinc die but often the precision of the injection moulding process permits the realisation of improved design both functionally and in terms of usability.

FDB Hygiene quarter-turn locks

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 its specialist SW13 insert and key arrangement the 7-081 minimises traps for dirt and biological material. This is achieved by use of a polished surface and smoothing transition radii, as well as water and dust tight dual O-Rings giving protection to IP67. Design is further enhanced by manufacture in AISI 316L stainless steel and availability of a range of cams to accommodate varying door to frame depths.

Both food and medical industries are also served with the 7-081.01 “Hygiene ¼ turn lock” in stainless steel. This lock has been specifically designed to meet the requirements of these environments with an easy clean, non-dirt trapping design and IP69 sealing to K rating – to withstand regular high pressure, high temperature wash down and steam cleaning. In addition, its blue silicon seal conforms to the requirements of the FDA (Food and Drug Administration).

IP69K rating means that in addition to hygiene sensitive applications, the 7-081.01 is suited to many other installations such as car wash centres, and outside machinery, e.g. dump trucks, cement mixers etc. that undergo regular intensive cleaning.

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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New Online lock offering from FDB Online store

24 November 2017
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The new 1336 Camlock from FDB’s online store offers a simple quick locking solution for small enclosures, cases, lockers etc. FDB online store now provides an extensive choice of locks for all types of industrial access situations. The 1336 fits a standard 20mm “double D” cut-out with simple nut fixing. The chrome finished body features […]

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Keys for Cabinets

10 November 2017
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Our Online Store has a wide range of keys in metal and polyamide suitable for all general purpose quarter turn locks and handles for specialist cabinets and enclosures, such as quarter turns, L and T handles, swinghandles etc. We have crescent, food/medical, multi-key, polyamide and zinc die to suit all types of industrial situations. Share the […]

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