FDB Panel Fittings News


Among our many international sales partners we always look forward to new products from our friends at DIRAK, which we know will make life just a little bit easier for our customers – or maybe a lot easier sometimes!

So you may be assured that we will be bringing these to our Online store for your convenience and to ensure an excellent service – of course these new products will be available also through our Rocfast custom and logistics service for delivery on-site anywhere around the world.

For our list of international hardware manufacturers please see here – and of course contact us if you do not see a particular product at our Online store, as we maintain good stocks and rapid delivery arrangements with these sales partners.


PINET heavy duty parallelogram hinges from FDB

FDB Panel Fittings are delighted to once again launch a new PINET concealed hinge. The 3557 is a tough steel and aluminium unit with 110° opening when installed on doors of up to 25mm.

Tested to 10,000 cycles for paired hinges carrying a door weight of 25kg (1m x 1m door size), they provide the comfortable swingout feel typical of parallel link designs, while keeping the door within the cabinet width (@ 90°).

The 3557 is manufactured in 3mm steel with robust anodized aluminium links and is suitable for industrial/office applications.

Panel Fittings and accessories for every enclosure from FDB

Our Online store has become the “go to” place for all our latest products and knowledge base documents covering the needs of industry across panel building, shop fitting, electrical installation, vehicles, rail and electrical protection covering items from our sales partners Dirak, EMKA, Pinet, Weston Body Hardware, Gold & Wassal, Lowe and Fletcher.

Our Rocfast custom logistics service is accessible through the Online store where a special configuration or delivery approach is needed.

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FDB - new DIRAK slam latch for sliding doors and panels

We are delighted to launch this new DIRAK slam latch for sliding doors and panels. Designed especially for the broad range of industry, light commercial and high-quality residential sliding doors that are widely used on specialist vehicles, caravans, motorhomes, railways, office cabinets, domestic light doors, cupboards and storage units.

The DIRAK team explain that “locking systems for sliding doors must meet several requirements like durability, smooth operation and convenience. Our challenge was to match these attributes precisely and to design the latch so that it is visibly appealing as well as lockable.”

This new development in slam lock design offers convenience and reliability with oblong mounting holes which make it possible to use aluminium profiles of different profile widths and may also be used for adjustment. A sufficiently large rear grip makes it easy to open the door simply by pulling on the handle – the design makes it easy to close the door by sliding shut. Plus, lockable versions are optionally available keyed alike or keyed different. Available from our Online store here.

An Online handle selection

18 October 2019
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We are pleased to offer a wide range of handles (locking and non-locking) in zinc diecast, polyamide or stainless steel, including swing handles, lever and tee handles and wing handles – also a selection of bridge handles in various materials.   Share the post “An Online handle selection” FacebookTwitterLinkedInE-mail

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New DIRAK flush mounted stainless steel compression latch

11 October 2019
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This new DIRAK compression latch meets the common need for a flush latch with compression/anti-vibration characteristics often found in rail transport, HVAC and furniture applications. The 7-086 and 7-087 provide discrete closure with visual indicator. Both variants offer 6mm of gasket compression in a corrosion-resistant stainless steel mechanism which accommodates 1.8 to 22mm thickness doors […]

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Lost your enclosure key? Need duplicates?

4 October 2019
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Lost your key to an enclosure or cabinet? Need duplicates? We can probably help from our stock of Online items – check it out here or contact our team for a quick turnaround. Share the post “Lost your enclosure key? Need duplicates?” FacebookTwitterLinkedInE-mail

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Panel Fittings announce new PINET aluminium barrel bolts

20 September 2019
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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 […]

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New PINET aluminium hinges from FDB Panel Fittings

4 September 2019
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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 […]

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PINET aluminium hinges

23 August 2019
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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 […]

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