FDB Panel Fittings News

FDB Panel Fittings - protect your quarter-turn locks with new flap lid

As enclosure hardware specialist we are delighted to introduce a very neat DIRAK accessory which greatly aids protection of quarter-turn locks. This spring-loaded flap lid is a new/retro-fit accessory that punches well above its weight by protecting against the build-up of dirt, dust and driving rain from interfering with easy operation of the keylock or insert mechanism.

The design is based on experience that quarter-turns can be utilized in various application areas. Many of these applications are located in areas with high levels of debris and dirt which exposes the lock mechanism to environmental contamination.

Therefore, this spring-loaded flap lid has been developed and manufactured in durable and corrosion-resistant polyamide to prevent damage to the inner lock workings from dirt and particle build-up, ensuring smooth operation.

The enclosing flap provides protection against soiling and being spring-loaded it falls back into the closed position at any time after operation and thus reliably protects against dust and water. An integrated stop protects the quarter-turn surface from damage.

Innovative new DIRAK hinge launched by FDB Panel Fittings

The new DIRAK hinge Pr01 now launched by our Panel Fittings team marks an innovative approach to the time-saving installation of IP65/67 hinging for specialist enclosures. DIRAK believe that to meet the requirements of industrial applications, panel hinges must be sturdy, robust and durable. Additionally, they should offer simple assembly, high strength and flexible usage. Consequently, for these applications they have developed a novel new hinge with fastening bracket, which ensures a precise fit in the rectangular cutouts and allows for easy installation using only one screw per side. Additionally, the seals on the hinge provide protection against the ingress of water and dust.

The stepped mounting surface on the back of each hinge half allows for easy alignment in the cutout and the gasketed fastening brackets can be tightened with a single screw, allowing for easy hinge positioning. This 180° opening hinge for nested doors (LH/RH) has been designed to require only one screw on each hinge flap. The hinge is moulded to fit rectangular cutouts on the door and frame with clamping backplate incorporating a gasket seal and positive location which enables a degree of adjustment and uses a single screw either side to clamp securely.

The design is configured to fit doors of thickness up to 4mm using the standard M6x12mm screws supplied. With longer screws then thicker panels may be accommodated. The Pr01 series is available in 50x40mm, 54x50mm and 60x60mm sizes.

stainless steel quarter turns from FDB Panel Fittings

Under our ROCFAST system customers can simply – pick a housing, pick an insert, pick a cam – tell us where you want them, how you want them assembled, how many you want when and where – then let us do the rest.

A good example of this is accessible ex-stock through our Online store for quarter turn locks in stainless steel – these cover compression, food/clean room, hygiene areas, washdown, outdoor and harsh industrial area applications such as rail, chemical plant, agricultural and similar.

The ROCFAST program is a flexible, customer driven system that ensures the right specification arrives at the right place at the right time – to access ROCFAST contact us here.

 

 

FDB indexing plunger and pin hinge

This new indexing plunger is spring-loaded for ease of set/reset to enable the quick and accurate location of covers and flaps, workpieces and panels in pre-defined positions. New from our sales partner DIRAK, this plunger allows removal and accurate replacement of tooling, jigs and equipment – it may also be used as a pin hinge, e.g. for cabinet panels or for access panels in industrial cubicles.

Operation is comfortable and easy with a handle shaped to fit the fingers, while pin head heights of 2, 3 and 4mm are offered to suit varying installation criteria.

Stainless steel hinges at our Online store

11 April 2019
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We are delighted to have a full range of stainless steel hinges for specialist enclosures available at our Online store – we have seen a gradual increase in requirements for stainless hinges for many years as applications and the corresponding specifications become more demanding. FDB Panel Fittings have responded to this trend with lift-off, butt […]

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New high load capacity corner hinge

28 March 2019
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This new DIRAK high load capacity corner hinge offers specialist panel builders a simple way to quickly and effectively mount heavy doors with 180° opening and a lift-off facility. The Pr04 corner hinge suits surface mounted doors where an external visible installation is appropriate. The hinge is a substantial 92mm length manufactured in zinc-die with […]

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New D-Snap Technology in stainless steel from DIRAK

20 March 2019
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The D-Snap components system from DIRAK enables panel builders and installers to save time and money with click-together panels. Now this robust technology is available from us 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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T handles and rod latches

3 March 2019
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T handles – ( or Tee handles) are a traditional and comfortable way of operating latches with or without key locks. Generally a simple fit into a keyed hole and assembled with a back-nut to provide a cam or tab latch, they are available in zinc die, polyamide or stainless steel – many of them […]

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Enclosure gasket sealing from our Online shop

22 February 2019
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Sealing of enclosures or cabinet doors is made simple with our range of clip-fit, push-fit and self-adhesive sections. These specialist profiles in EPDM, NBR, neoprene and PVC offer a quickly installed solution to maintaining good IP protection for panel builders, equipment manufacturers and vehicle constructors. Clip-on hollow section gaskets enable inexpensive and effective protection from […]

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New range of small and powerful magnetic catches

9 February 2019
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The team here admire the way that some manufacturers use materials to their customers’ advantage while keeping aesthetics in the forefront of their design – such a manufacturer is our sales partner Sugatsune whose range of neodymium magnetic catches stand out for their high performance and very neat design. Back in the eighties the first […]

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