FDB Panel Fittings News

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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Cabinet rod locking systems, guides, connectors and operating mechanisms

29 May 2020
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We have a wide range of cabinet rod locking systems including rod guides, rod connectors and operating mechanisms for use with cabinet handles such as L and T type as well as quarter turn locks and swinghandles. Round rods in steel and stainless steel are available to standard lengths up to 900 mm with blind […]

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Panel Fittings has a handle on clip-in technology

22 May 2020
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Together with our sales partner DIRAK we have recently introduced an upmarket, rugged, recessed handle with clean design style. The DST handle offers extra-secure retention with IP65 sealing for large manual equipment. This new handle features tool-less installation with D-Snap technology and deep hand grip. The unusual IP65 sealing means that the DST can be […]

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We are continuously adding to our range of quarter turn locks and latches

15 May 2020
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As panel fitting specialists to the enclosure and cabinet industries one of our core foci is the area of standard quarter turn locks and latches – including compression variants from our leading international  sales partners such as DIRAK – coupled with EMKA, PINET, Western Body Hardware, Gold and Wassall along with Lowe & Fletcher. These […]

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New Stainless Hinge from DIRAK

7 May 2020
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The specialist team at DIRAK have recently launched their new 180° stainless steel hinge for specialist cabinets where corrosion-resistance and robust service performance are defined requirements. The new screw-on hinge in AISI 303 features integral M5 threads for internal screw fixing which both speeds up installation and enhances security. Designed to fit industry standard 20mm […]

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Door stays Online

1 May 2020
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It is easy to overlook the need for cover stays, wind Stops, telescopic stays and associated accessories – which is why we here at FDB Panel Fittings have thought of them for you – our Online selection includes steel and stainless steel to keep doors and covers propped open – to enable installers and service […]

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New DIRAK 3-point Cam Adapter for large cabinets

24 April 2020
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We are now able to offer the new 3-point zinc-die rod adapter from our sales partner DIRAK. This adapter enables a quick, low-cost solution to multi-point locking with centre-cam and double-rod mechanism for larger cabinets using UK traditional round rods with circlip retention. Multi-point closure enhances sealing and security by assisting gasket pull-down and resisting […]

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Channel fitting or self-adhesive gasket?

17 April 2020
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In the world of small enclosures, wall fitting boxes and similar there is little space and little fitting time so gasket profiles which slot in or stick on are often the first choice – they are time proven solutions to simple sealing requirements and are available ex-stock on quick delivery from our Online store in […]

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