1/4 turn locks

FDB one stop shop for Panel Components

Here at FDB Panel Fittings, we are proud to provide probably the UK’s largest range of locks, hinges, handles and accessories for virtually all industrial applications. This supply process continuously focuses on our ability to provide a friendly personal service based on detailed product knowledge and experience with an extensive product range. Encompassing everything from cable management support systems to cabinet hinges, enclosure gasketing and locking systems which include many stainless steel variants and anti-vandal handle designs – with our extensive stock holding we expect to deliver most items direct from our warehouse.

As an integral division of FDB Electrical Ltd – with a background in the specialist panel building industry – we naturally grew our business together with panel builders serving the controls industry – but this soon developed into a wider marketplace so that we are equally at home with the sourcing and supply of the more specialist products for a huge variety of industrial and defence related applications. For instance, we are proud to have been able to supply locking devices used on such diverse applications as London’s Millennium Wheel and the Royal Navy’s fleet of T45 destroyers.

Under the banner of our Rocfast brand we are frequently able to achieve significant reductions in purchasing/admin time and effort with our well proven “Just in time” service for all those low value but critical components. This means just one order, one invoice, one payment and the components on the line when needed.

Our simple ethos of “quality products, quality service” has been the cornerstone of our success over very many years and countless satisfied customers worldwide can testify to the excellent level of service and technical back-up provided by our dedicated and resourceful customer service team.

FDB quarter turn latches with inserts

Quarter turn locks and latches are the mainstay of industrial enclosure and cabinet security – maintaining IP protection – sealing against ingress of tools, dust and water while protecting equipment from unauthorised access. Our Online shop has a selection of insert latches, key locks, zinc die, plastic and stainless steel quarter turns. Other variants include wingknobs, combination locks and food/hygiene specifications available for rapid delivery.

Diecast quarter-turn locks from FDB Panel Fittings

Quarter turn locks are the solid, reliable standard for specialist panel building and here at FDB Panel Fittings they form the backbone of our business in the shape of products from the most respected manufacturers from insert latches to swinghandles – all backed by our Rocfast assembly and logistics service.

Stainless steel quarter turns from FDBQuarter turns come in various materials – zinc die, reinforced polyamide, stainless steel – and in many guises with a huge range of options in body lengths, cam lengths, insert types, lock numbers, IP protection levels and so on – something where our Knowledge Base documentation can offer guidance.

New toolless assembly quarter-turn latch from FDB to IP69K

We have the new program 1000 EMKA toolless assembly quarter-turn latch which saves up to 80% of assembly time (and a lot of fiddling around), while offering protection against dust and water ingress up to IP69K. This polyamide/zinc die latch mechanism for enclosures or access panels offers a choice of 20 different inserts to suit the key type required, together with 3 depths of cranked cam and optional electrical safety cap.

We note that the 1000 series snap-in quarter-turn latch fits a standard EMKA cut-out in sheet thickness of 1.00mm to 3.00mm with a simple push fit assembly in a positive no-tools 2-step process which provides secure fixing and smooth operation on all types of specialist enclosures.

Quarter turn latches ex-stock and online

4 May 2018
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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 […]

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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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Under the Rocfast lock assembly brand

20 January 2018
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Under the Rocfast lock assembly brand we have a wide range of locking devices and ancillary components for all industrial applications which we assemble to customer specification – with your choice of insert/lock cylinder, body length, cam style/length and to the required sealing level – all packaged and delivered wherever required worldwide. Our locking components […]

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Dirak high quality latches, hinges and other fitting technology for demanding applications

22 December 2017
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As one of the world’s leading technology and system providers, Dirak develop, manufacture and sell innovative fitting components for enclosure construction – above all, latching, hinging and sealing technologies. Their high quality, customized products function either mechanically or electronically, and have been used for many years in even the most demanding applications, such as: In […]

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New Stainless Steel lock arrives at our Online Store

5 December 2017
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The ESS5DB stainless steel IP65 quarter-turn cabinet lock from FDB Panel Fittings is a stainless steel IP65 quarter-turn cabinet lock for specialist industrial use where its rugged construction, coupled with a high degree of protection from dust and water ingress, make it a practical option. The ESS5DB is available from the FDB online store for […]

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New Online lock offering from FDB Online store

24 November 2017
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The new 1336 Camlock from FDB’s online store offers a simple quick locking solution for small enclosures, cases, lockers etc. FDB online store now provides an extensive choice of locks for all types of industrial access situations. The 1336 fits a standard 20mm “double D” cut-out with simple nut fixing. The chrome finished body features […]

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