FDB Panel Fittings News

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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The FDB Rocfast recovery plan

21 August 2020

  Our Rocfast lock assembly and logistics service offers a major support to panel builders and other hardware users wherever you are – providing timely support in any recovery plan from the global Covid pandemic – our team here at FDB can streamline your specification and assembly of panel hardware, packed in on-site door kits […]

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New Spring Hinge, with new features for ease of operation from Pinet

13 August 2020
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Even the simple and popular rolled knuckle spring hinge now comes with dual-function spring opening assistance, courtesy of the Pinet/FDB Panel Fittings sales partnership. These aluminium hinges in discrete “piano-style” are suitable for industrial applications from workshop to office. They feature integral spring support which balances the weight for easier operation. Two different force loadings […]

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New DIRAK multi-point locking ensures uniform sealing, resists unauthorised opening of large cabinets

31 July 2020
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FDB Panel Fittings have seen that the new DIRAK 90° rod redirect adapter can solve a frequent problem with large doors on electrical or electronic cabinets in industrial applications, by providing five points of closure, or potentially more if required. Builders of large panels can use these 90° adapters to enable fitment of additional closure […]

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FDB Online service – Covid update on Panel fittings and Electrical protection

26 July 2020
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Over recent months the Coronavirus pandemic has continually brought changes in the way we work and how we live so we are delighted that it has proven possible to maintain our unbroken service to customers. That our RFQs have maintained continued high levels is perhaps largely because of the simplicity and variety of our Online […]

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New Vandal-resistant 180° stainless steel hinge

15 July 2020
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We are delighted to have recently launched a new DIRAK stainless steel hinge which offers increased protection against unauthorised access due to its specific design and construction. This especially robust 180° hinge with interlocking leaves features welded-in-place, non-removable hinge pins and welded mounting studs which are not accessible from the outside of the cabinet – […]

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Bridge and grab handles for drawers and doors

4 July 2020
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Our Online store offers a good selection of bridge/grab/bow handles for drawers and doors in industrial and office environments – even for use with a gloved hand as they come in sizes from 150mm to 220mm and in polyamide, chrome finished steel and in stainless steel for urgent ex-stock delivery. We also have many other […]

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Compression Latches for special purposes

19 June 2020
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These compression latches from our sales partner DIRAK often find their application in what may be considered “special” niche situations such as rail or road vehicles, food processing plant and similar, where they provide security and rugged operation. Compression latches are by design especially vibration resistant to nuisance opening and so are applicable to closing […]

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Swinghandles – the new normal

13 June 2020
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For many years the traditional handle for cabinets had an “L” or a “T” configuration but these were often awkward and caught on clothing where there was limited space – such as in control rooms – and then the swinghandle was created and has in many ways become the “new normal”. It’s benefits of non-catching […]

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FDB supports recovery with Online and Rocfast programs

5 June 2020
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For over 40 years we at FDB Panel Fittings have taken pride in developing a specialist service for the supply of panel and electrical enclosure hardware (locks, hinges, handles, enclosure gasketing, cable management and accessories) to the metal/plastic fabrication industries including panel builders and OEMs – in that time we and our customers have experienced […]

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