FDB Panel Fittings News

PINET aluminium barrel bolts from FDB Panel Fittings

Small PINET aluminium barrel bolts are now available from our Panel Fittings team – otherwise known as door or sash bolts they are made to slide into a cylindrical socket, providing a simple low-cost security solution with a positively fixed position, but where ready manual access is required.

Also known as sliding bolts or shoot bolts, this new introduction features a double latch to retain the bolt in either extended or withdrawn position. Barrel bolts are often used internally to retain one of a pair of double doors which is infrequently used, or otherwise they may be installed externally where it is important to maintain door closure but where access security is not an issue.

PINET 30mm aluminium hinges from FDB Panel Fittings

These new PINET 30mm aluminium hinges  are for use as pairs or together with a matching friction, detent or spring hinge to modify door opening characteristics. Construction is in clear or black anodized aluminium with robust plastic hinge pin to resist corrosion.

The matching soft-close hinge offers controlled closure in three configurations with two different torque damping settings, making them suitable for many types of enclosure, cabinet and cupboard from factory floor to domestic furniture.

 

PINET aluminium hinges from FDB Panel Fittings

The new FinAlu® lightweight range of PINET hinges which we launched recently provide light and tough service in applications such as medical equipment, electronic enclosures, food equipment, vehicle cabinets and other high-performing situations.

The team here at FDB Panel Fittings envisage these hinges being used on small boxes, enclosures and cabinets where good-looking industrial quality hinges are required for long-term service with light weight as a primary requirement.

The FinAlu® series feature stainless steel pins for longevity and smooth operation while weighing in at only 5, 9 or 15 grams for 38, 50 and 63.5mm (aircraft industry) sizes, with exceptionally thin section flaps of 1.3mm which open 270°.

Pinet spring-loaded latching barrel bolt from FDB

These new PINET 30mm barrel bolts are a neat way of providing light duty spring latching to doors and drawers. They are quickly fitted to latch into a locating hole in the equipment where they can provide a positioning facility for covers or access panels. When not in use the bolt can be drawn back against the extension spring and held in the unlocked position.

Typical uses are foreseen as for furniture, equipment, housings and doors in light industrial applications. LH and RH units are available in clear anodized aluminium.

Soft-close and lift-off doors with PINET dampening hinges

26 July 2019
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Soft-close and lift-off facilities with the new PINET dampening hinges from FDB Panel Fittings enable easy equipment installation and access in workshop, office or domestic environments. Situations where rapid door removal saves time and greatly aids the work of engineer fitters. No-slam closure with dampened hinges is also an appreciated end-user feature from safety and […]

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New DIRAK D-Snap Technology panel fastener in stainless steel

18 July 2019
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The DIRAK D-Snap components system enables panel builders and installers to save time and money with click-together panels. Now this robust technology is available from our team here at FDB Panel Fittings, in a stainless steel format developed for applications that need to be permanently fixed on one side and easily removable on the other. […]

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Panel Fittings accessories from our Online store

12 July 2019
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The daily work of building specialist panels for control or power distribution involves the assembly of many components and here at FDB Panel Fittings we are dedicated to supply of those components in a timely manner – our Online store covers many of these accessory components to make assembly easier and to provide that professional […]

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PINET soft-close aluminium hinges prevent “slam-shut”

5 July 2019
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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 […]

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ROCFAST – an assembly logistics program for specialist panel builders

28 June 2019
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Our ROCFAST assembly logistics program ensures that specialist panel builders get the right specification of lock or latch while saving time and saving cost. A call to our team here at Panel Fittings will take a customer through the multi step selection process of choosing the right sizes of components, right lock variant and right […]

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New sprung and un-sprung concealed PINET hinges

14 June 2019
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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° […]

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