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FDB Panel Fittings – Indexing Plungers

Indexing plungers with spring-loaded handle also with rest position enables fixing of covers and flaps in defined positions. The spring-loaded handle is fixed by pulling and then turning 90°.
They avoid linear movement between two parts and are installed using a simple push into the preformed cutout in material thicknesses of 1 to 8mm.
Indexing plungers are available with various head heights of  2, 3 and 4 mm for different gap dimensions. They can also be used as a pin hinge eg for side panels.

IP65/66 Stainless steel wing knobs from FDB Panel Fittings

Compact and convenient stainless steel wing knobs are now available ex-stock from our FDB Online store. These robust locks and latches to IP65 and IP66 are excellent for door security where space is limited or where a discrete closure is required.

The combination of AISI 316 stainless steel and IP65/66 sealing makes these high quality items applicable to a wide range of industrial applications where they are exposed to dirt and water, also for outdoor environments and situations where strength requirement is a major factor but space is limited.

Their simple quarter turn finger operation means they are appropriate for use on small doors e.g. wall mounted enclosures and boxes or instrument housings with thickness of up to 8mm. Sealing is achieved with NBR Perbunan for high performance and longevity.

FDB 1-125 IP65 combination locks

Combination locks offer the convenience of digital security in a simple quarter turn format – we have them at our Online shop in chrome or black finishes sealing to IP65 and with the added feature of an external O ring for extra grip when opening.

They are great for use where carrying keys is not appropriate but the ease and cost-effectiveness of a quarter turn lock is required – they are easy to install and use.

FDB – D-SNAP fasteners

The innovative D-SNAP tool-less fastening technology has been specially developed by DIRAK and is now available from our Online store. Joining components with SNAP technology are intended for specialist panel building installations to suit demanding industrial environments, in order to make the assembly/installation process simple. By eliminating the need for tools, DST products can be easily inserted into sheet metal panels and enclosures using pre-punched location holes to connect sheets securely together.

DST products are available ex-stock for urgent delivery across our range which includes fasteners for two metal sheets, single or double fasteners, fasteners that can be disassembled from the outside and/or the inside, and cage nuts to facilitate screw fixing of equipment to the enclosure frame.

DST joiners are complimented with a full choice of hinges, swinghandles, locks and handles using the same D-SNAP technology with the same hole configurations – enabling whole enclosures to be pre-fabricated and assembled on-site – and readily disassembled.

 

FDB one stop shop for Panel Components

Our Online store is clearly a great central source for all kinds of panel hardware components from Delivering panel fittings from major manufacturers, ex-stock for specialist panel builders with helpful assembly and logistics support under the Rocfast brand – all from a knowledgeable and very experienced team here at FDB Panel Fittings so you know if you need the help of a real human being then it is readily available – see here.

 

Stainless steel panel hinges from FDB Panel Fittings

Specialist industrial enclosures for electrical and electronic installations frequently call for doors to be easily removable in the course of installation or maintenance. Our Online store offers ex-stock availability of many hinges in this category for fitting either to the exterior or interior of the housing, with screws or by welding.

New lift-off 180° cabinet hinge by DIRAK from FDB Panel Fittings

The range covers zinc die and zinc-plated steel, as well as many in stainless steel for arduous environments.

FDB Electrical protection components

With the UK’s building project gathering pace once again, our FDB Online store is pleased to announce a high-quality range of enclosed electrical protection devices, alongside a wide range of panel mounting components for the installation of customised industrial systems. These protective devices are typically used on industrial/commercial sites, utilities, health and welfare facilities, military and civilian airfields, and similar. Rail-approved equipment is available with DC immune characteristics.

Fully enclosed protection equipment from FDB Electrical Online includes the FDB 2 modular multi-way RCBO, the FDB 11 and the FDB 13 series general-purpose RCD with overload and short circuit protection, with the Home Office FDB21 “Interruptible” RCD/MCB and the FDB27 unit for Protection of Ground Support Equipment – a range of earth leakage/earth monitoring devices for protection of personnel and plant in RAF/RNAS hangars.

Specialist components are also available ex-stock for incorporation into custom protection systems enabling panel builders to choose from a selection of remote core transformers, universal earth leakage protection relays, multi-function RCDs, and earth fault monitors.

FDB multi-point cabinet closure

As the name suggests we are long term specialists in servicing the panel building industry – so we are pleased to announce that our ex-stock selection of multi-point cabinet closure hardware is available from the FDB Online store. These swinghandles and rod systems enable enclosures and cabinets to be equipped with high-quality closure systems which support appropriate IP protection and security levels.

Multi-point rod locking with robust swinghandles can offer improved gasket pull-down forces distributed more evenly around the periphery of large doors, with added resistance to attempts of forced opening.

Swinghandles to IP65 are available with single or double-cylinder locks, also with combination or padlock adaptations, and as security tested anti-vandal versions. These swinghandles facilitate single, double, triple or five-point closure with round or flat rods to suit the application and offer comfortable high torque operation for large doors. Zinc die, polyamide or stainless steel materials in black or polished finishes are offered as appropriate.

Swinghandles and rod systems are available ex-stock from the FDB Online store and may be supplied within our Rocfast assembly and logistics package.

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When it comes to industrial power protection our standard enclosed units like the FDB11 the FDB13 FDB2 and FDB21 available urgently from our Online store suit most situations – but they also provide a sound basis for adaptation and full custom installations. 

Indoor/outdoor equipment is supplied in steel, GRP or stainless steel to suit harsh environments above and below ground. A variety of finishes is available and we offer a technical advisory service to assist with any special applications.

FDB Slam Latches

Our Online store is proving an excellent resource for specialist panel builders needing a single point of contact for many different latch configurations such as slam latches. Slam latch variants from sales partners including DIRAK and others are listed with sliding door latches, push-button types, sliding latches, refrigeration style and a stainless steel flush T handle. These robust slam latches all offer simple, secure closure for many industrial applications with fiddle-free, slam and forget closure.

Barrel push-button latches from FDB Online are suitable for small doors on cabinets and are often used for electronic equipment, while the circular T handle latch in AISI 316 stainless steel is great where corrosion protection is needed and space is limited. Sliding latches are appropriate to specialist vehicles and general-purpose closure, while the C38 slam latch with inside safety release is widely used in large size insulated enclosures or containerised units – where a surface mounted latch is preferable to avoid breaching the integrity of the door. With its slam action against a roller striker, this unit can be used on doors flush fit against the frame and features a glow-in-the-dark inside safety “punch” handle for emergency release. It incorporates through holes for a padlock hasp where additional security is required to lock the handle more permanently.