FDB Panel Fittings News

From DIRAK and FDB Panel Fittings – a protective key for mirror polished hygiene locks

We are pleased to offer a special new Double D profile key for hygiene locks which protects against micro scratch surface damage when used in operation. This new key helps to maintain the strict performance conditions required by the food processing industry, requirements which include the use of hygiene rated quarter turn latch/locks which have mirror-polished surfaces in order to protect against accumulation of dirt and bacteria.

DIRAK hygiene locks have been tested in accordance with DGUV Test Certificate NV 13090 and it is important that they remain pristine in service as these mirror surfaces may be easily scratched with a metal key – making them difficult to clean properly and giving the possibility of bacterial build up.

DIRAK have therefore developed a new 13mm double D hygienic key made of high strength Grivory® industrial plastic, to prevent operational scratch damage to these mirror surfaces.  This high-quality material ensures that the key is both strong and robust while protecting the polished surface of the lock insert.

Quarter turn hygiene latches from FDB/DIRAK with SW13 security inserts are now available with Red or Blue O-rings to suit FDA colour coding for food and other internal processing areas, where they are resistant to dirt and easy to clean by virtue of their polished surfaces and smooth transition radii. This new hygiene key is the perfect accessory – coloured blue tor easy identification in hygienic applications – a company logo can be added on request.

FDB stainless steel wingknob

This new DIRAK stainless steel IP65/66 Wing Knob makes life easy for builders of small cabinets and wall mounting enclosures. It is easy to fit and to operate with one handed twist and open quarter turn functionality.

Stainless steel AISI 316 construction with or without cylinder lock and the capacity to fit doors up to 8 mm thick, means that this new wing knob is great for steel, grp, plastic or laminate doors. This means it is suitable for use in outside environments or for indoor installations where its compact size creates limited intrusion.

Naturally a range of cams is offered to suit with grounding nut to maintain earthing continuity. Our experienced team at the FDB Rocfast assembly and logistics service is available to ensure correct specification, assembly and delivery.

New Pinet aluminium spring hinges from FDB Panel Fittings

These new Pinet Aluminium Profile Spring hinges from our panel fittings team offer a range of features which enable specialist panel builders to achieve high quality solutions to regular enclosure problems of door closure by means of integral spring operation.

Clean design from the aluminium profiles with clear or black anodized finishes to the hinge bodies complement two size options and spring closure forces from 0.12 N.m up to 3.5 N.m. The resulting items provide a stylish self-close hinging package for enclosure or cabinet installations and are suitable for domestic, office and industrial locations.

These dual-function spring hinges are also available in free swinging design, also with friction – or if desired with a detent mechanism. Fixing is by screw or with M6 studs.

FDB's SNAP-LINE package of panel joiner module, hinge and swinghandle

As specialists in enclosure and cabinet hardware we have always liked the alternative approach of DIRAK’s Snapline and the D-Snap technology which lies at it’s heart. It is an approach that offers much in terms of self assembly with the possibility of creating a range of modular cabinets from a small selection of standard panels – or the option to quickly produce non standard sizes on demand. A selection of joiners, hinges and locks/handles is available from our Online store.

Rocfast lock assembly and logistics ready to help rebuild the industrial enclosures industry

9 October 2020
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Like many companies, here at FDB Panel Fittings we have kept working and supplying from stock with one eye to the future – and the need to restart and rebuild our industrial base. As front-line suppliers of hardware for everything from control systems to medical devices, our team are aware that online/phone ordering and delivery […]

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New Telescopic Cover Supports for control desks – tops and covers

25 September 2020
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New DIRAK telescopic cover supports are now available from FDB Panel Fittings for covers and top leaves of industrial control desks, and for side inspection covers of large machines. These robust supports offer easy to use automatic locking and unlocking functionality integral to the guide mechanism – just lift and release for positive mechanical support […]

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Quarter turn lock bodies 18mm to 60mm

17 September 2020
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We are glad to be able to offer our customers a wide selection of quarter turn lock body housings in sizes from 18mm  to 60mm length, with lock cams of 35mm and 45mm length. A quick look at our Rockfast assembly and cam selection guides shows how doors and frames may be matched with depths […]

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New Pinet aluminium profile hinges

11 September 2020
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Specialist cabinets deserve specialist hinges like these new T5 aluminium profile items in a classic “piano-style” of 60mm, 90mm or 120mm length with spring-assisted operation, which comes in three different levels of force rating. Clear or black anodized finishes suit industry, office or specialist vehicle situations, or other general environments where their design aesthetic suits […]

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Let us help your recovery plan with “panel fittings for every enclosure”

4 September 2020
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It seems that every company in the UK and beyond is working on a recovery plan – and we at FDB can help – our team of experienced sales/admin people have been working hard to ensure that our customers get all the panel fitting hardware that you need. We have in fact been very busy […]

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New Pinet Stainless Steel Friction hinges

28 August 2020
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The humble hinge is constantly being developed and upgraded to ensure that specialist enclosure or cabinet makers have the right component whatever the application. A good example is the new Pinet range  – in this case their new dual-function 301 Stainless Steel torque/friction variants to help regulate door opening/closing with a torque or friction function. […]

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