FDB Panel Fittings News

New DIRAK lift-off hinge concept from FDB Panel Fittings

The team here at FDB Panel Fittings have found that hinge solutions for construction of electrical and 19” industrial cabinets require a high degree of design flexibility in combination with stability and security during operation. It was from this close relationship with the specialist panel industry that the new “pop and click” lift-off door hinge was developed. Not only is fitting and removal toolless and remarkably quick, providing easy door removal, but it also retains the hinge pin – so no more having to keep track of fiddly pins.

Hinge release is readily achieved with complete security of the installation by virtue of an innovative design which features a finger slide mechanism, which once released then requires the door to be opened 30° before the hinge permits the door to be removed.

Construction is zinc-die and steel for rugged service – while the hinge offers a full 180° opening even on side-by-side mounted enclosures. It suits industry standard door designs with 25mm returns.

View the hinge selection at our Online shop here.

FDB stainless steel paddle handle

Flush mounting paddle handles are great for those situations like specialist vehicles, where you cannot accept the protruding L or T handle and need a slam action – like on a coach or a horse box where a recessed mounting keeps the mechanism out of the way. Flush paddle handles are available from the FDB Online store in stainless steel with or without keylock.

FDB stainless steel inset T latchA companion inset T handle also in stainless steel with slam action has an emergency internal release and is especially useful where space is at a premium.

 

FDB Quarter turn insert key latches for specialist cabinets and enclosures

Quarter turn latches are core to the idea of enclosure security and access control – these simple latches and locks have been the mainstay for closure of wall mounted cabinets and enclosures for many years and as such we carry a wide selection to IP55, IP65, IP67 and IP69 on an ex-stock basis and available to order from our Online Store.

Vandal resistant pignose bung lock in stainless steel from FDB Panel FittingsAs well as simple insert latches in reinforced plastic and zinc die, we have stainless steel clean styled pieces for wash down hygiene situations and others with specialist features such as “pignose” vandal resistant security and others with spring loaded shutter plates to exclude ingress of dirt from the mechanism.

50mm nested door hinge offers 180°C/270°C opening – from FDB Online

These 218-9104 50mm hinges from our Online store, in zinc-die with black or chrome finish offer a simple solution for doors of larger nested industrial enclosures on an ex-stock, same-day despatch basis with easy online ordering.

Standard configuration is for nested mounting with countersunk M6 screws or M6 integral studs. The latter version can also be specified as an earth continuity “grounding” variant incorporating internal spring contact and serrated mounting washes. A stainless steel version is also available. Version (b) of the 218-9104 offers a full 270° of door opening.

Compression locks and latches – IP security and vibration resistance

6 April 2018

Compression locks and latches are gaining in popularity for their enhanced IP security and their vibration resistance, which makes them suitable for use on specialist vehicles and railway rolling stock, as well as achieving greater gasket pull down performance. Compression locks and latches come in a variety of formats including industry standard quarter turn and […]

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180°/270° opening – 40mm metal cabinet hinges ex-stock from our Online store

18 March 2018
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Our Panel Fittings range includes these 180°/270° 40mm hinges available in our Online Store portfolio for use on general purpose or specialist metal enclosures and cabinets. The 218-9004 hinges mounted with M5 countersunk screws are also available as a grounding/earth continuity component with M5 studs and serrated earthing washers. These rugged zinc-die hinges in black […]

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Build your own custom enclosure with Snap-line fasteners and joiners

2 March 2018
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  ———    Snap-line fasteners and joiners featuring the innovative D-Snap® technology enable quick construction of custom enclosures for specialist panel builders. Their snap together system enables steel panels to be manufactured and simply clipped together when needed to provide a robust housing without the use of tools or mounting hardware. Non standard sizes and complex […]

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Handles – we’ve got lots of lovely handles!

22 February 2018
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Yes indeed we really have lots of handles in stock ready for same day dispatch and delivery anywhere – our Online store presently lists 88 individual items including swinghandles, bridge handles, chrome, black, grab, knob lock, L and T handles in zinc die, polyamide and stainless steel – and then we have all the others […]

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A host of hinges for your specialist panel

1 February 2018
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We love hinges here at “Panel Fittings” so we have pages and pages of them at our Online store in many types and styles; including lift-off, screw-on, weld-on, surface mounted, concealed, continuous and butt hinges. Available in zinc die, polyamide, steel and stainless steel according to specification.     Then we have a couple of Knowledge […]

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New universal key for railway applications

26 January 2018
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Explains FDB Panel Fittings, M.D. Gary Miles “In the railway industry we work with many different key types for various applications, requiring people to carry a lot of keys wherever they go. So we created a convenient and flexible product to better serve this industry – a universal key for 4 different inserts so that […]

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