Miscellaneous

Panel Fittings and accessories for every enclosure from FDB

We keep adding to our accessories package so it is worth checking what is available – you never know when you might need an adapter, a lock anti-rotation device, a finger pull, a ball catch or a slide shoe.

Maybe you only have simple well known requirements for most of your cabinets – but when you need a drawing pocket, knuckle cover, dust cap, slam latch or slide bolt – then we will be here.

Common needs often include door stays, magnetic catches and touch latches – so we have those – along with “C” clips, covers and serrated washers.

In fact if you are in the panel building business then we can provide what you need – and if you don’t see it at our Online shop then call or e-mail and we will check with our suppliers.

Front insert cage nuts for 19

Traditional rear insert cage nuts for 19″ racks or other punched rail mounting systems have been a mainstay of panel mounting for many years – now we have also introduced the Dirak  front insert cage nuts for even simpler and quicker assembly – M5, M6 and M8 sizes are available.

Rear mounting is fine where access is easy but this is often not the case and front insertion can save a lot of time where many nuts are required per rack – we offer two styles of front insert and one type of rear insert cage nuts.

Contact us for these time saving mounting nuts

Roller cam from FDB Panel Fittings for quarter-turn locks

The new DIRAK 1-105 roller cam increases operator comfort and feel while protecting paintwork – protecting interior equipment from contamination, e.g. servers, caused by paint chipping or corrosion. The roller action offers lower friction and a soft plastic surface in place of the hard metal ramp of most cams which can cause paint damage and be difficult to close where high gasket forces are experienced.

The roller cam is depth adjustable over a 5mm range to enable a close fit to be achieved with all their inserts, swinghandles and multi-point latches which use an 8mm square drive screw.

Adjustable cam for quarter-turn latches from FDB Panel Fittings

The new DIRAK 7-077.01SL  is an adjustable cam to enable correct fit to be achieved on new enclosures or cabinets and to compensate for gasket set over time and is especially necessary where doors and covers are subject to ongoing vibration, so ensuring security of the installation.

This novel cam arrangement may be re-adjusted manually without tools and suits standard DIRAK quarter-turn latches or compression latches with 10mm threaded latch rods – it also accepts standard cams of varying depth.

The adjuster, in steel or stainless steel, is vibration proof and provides 0.25mm depth change per click.

New adjustable clamping lever

20 September 2016
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The 6-141 adjustable clamping lever offers quick, easy and tool-less fixing of components with push-button activated release or adjustment – it is available at our Online store. It is suitable for short-term location of work pieces or frameworks which require frequent manual re-setting, e.g. during production processes – or for temporary structures such as instrument […]

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New vibration isolator for equipment mounting

29 June 2016
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When vibrating machines are mounted they often require the vibration to be damped out for the benefit of personnel or adjacent equipment. Likewise, delicate machines and instruments require to be isolated from external vibration – the Harter F100 damper does this. These F100 series mounting dampers allow the interposition of rubber spring elements configured as […]

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New illuminating indicator for quarter-turn locks

29 April 2016
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We like this new little gadget – its an LED module from DIRAK  which provides users with a flashing red alert on quarter-turn locks to indicate an “open” status, so addressing problems of doors being left fully or partially open. Of course this is especially obvious in low light conditions acting as a reminder to time […]

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Panel Fittings at Southern Manufacturing Exhibition, February 2016 Stand No. V116

21 December 2015
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We will display our extensive range of cabinet and enclosure hardware accessories for the specialist panel builder at the prestigious Southern Manufacturing Exhibition on February 9th, 10th, 11th 2016. The show takes place at its now established home of Farnborough and provides an excellent opportunity for design and production engineers to discuss their needs with the […]

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Supporting youth employment – growing our sales team

21 August 2015
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We are delighted that UK industry is doing so well at the moment – certainly we had wonderful interest at the Southern Manufacturing exhibition a few months ago and we are seeing the results now – to the point that we have been able to support the government’s Way to Work apprentice scheme. Our latest […]

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New Sales personnel at FDB

4 July 2015

We have added to our sales team recently and would like to welcome:- the excellent Charlotte who has already been helping customers select their panel fittings needs – and our office pet ( and marine expert! )  Mr.Sharkbait Hoohaha –  who we are training to specialise in locks to IP67 – as he is able to inspect […]

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