aluminium hinges

PINET 30mm aluminium hinges from FDB Panel Fittings

These new PINET 30mm aluminium hinges  are for use as pairs or together with a matching friction, detent or spring hinge to modify door opening characteristics. Construction is in clear or black anodized aluminium with robust plastic hinge pin to resist corrosion.

The matching soft-close hinge offers controlled closure in three configurations with two different torque damping settings, making them suitable for many types of enclosure, cabinet and cupboard from factory floor to domestic furniture.


PINET aluminium hinges from FDB Panel Fittings

The new FinAlu® lightweight range of PINET hinges which we launched recently provide light and tough service in applications such as medical equipment, electronic enclosures, food equipment, vehicle cabinets and other high-performing situations.

The team here at FDB Panel Fittings envisage these hinges being used on small boxes, enclosures and cabinets where good-looking industrial quality hinges are required for long-term service with light weight as a primary requirement.

The FinAlu® series feature stainless steel pins for longevity and smooth operation while weighing in at only 5, 9 or 15 grams for 38, 50 and 63.5mm (aircraft industry) sizes, with exceptionally thin section flaps of 1.3mm which open 270°.

specialist hinges from FDB

A hinge by any other name is not quite what one may expect – as it turns out. We are delighted that our online shop now includes a selection of spring hinges, friction hinges and torque hinges for the many and extensive specialist enclosures and panels used in industrial and office furniture applications.

Spring hinges in aluminium provide spring return with a stainless steel spring and an anodised finish in clear or black, while friction hinges offer an adjustable resistance which retains the door or panel in the desired position – friction is adjustable by hex key. Raw aluminium, clear or black anodised finishes are offered, along with screw or stud fixing.

Alternatively, stainless steel torque hinges offer a robust corrosion resistant solution to holding a lid or door in the desired position.

All specialist industrial hinges are now available at the online shop in a range of sizes.

Aluminium spring hinges from FDB Panel Fittings with friction or detent designOur new 72 series spring hinges suit doors and opening panels in environments from domestic to office and industrial. With an attractive concealed spring, butt type design and black or clear corrosion resistant anodised finish, their looks match their performance whether used on furniture, filing cupboards or machine control cabinets.

The FDB 72 series hinges feature a zero play mechanism with spring openings in free moving or torque mode and are also available with detent facility. They offer spring forces up to 0.70 Nm in sizes up to 67mm x 55mm to allow selection for various door weights and dimensions – they are manufactured from 6060 T5 aluminium with countersunk screw fixing provision.

The FDB 72 series aluminium spring hinges are now available from the FDB online store at

Following our hinge related theme …….

30 April 2014

Our catalogue Hinge section includes a good selection of internal concealed hinges, flush hinges and butt hinges – straight, cranked and offset. Traditional bullet and continuous piano hinges feature as do sophisticated architectural and very simple pin hinges. Materials vary from zinc diecast and brass through mild steel and stainless steel to reinforced polyamide engineering plastic. […]

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Fastener + Fixing Magazine feature our aluminium spring hinges

24 September 2013

We are again delighted that the press has found our news of interest to their readers – an excellent example can be seen in the latest issue of Fastener + Fixing Magazine – which can be viewed on their website. The product chosen is the new range of aluminium spring hinges which we announced recently […]

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News for the Panel Builder

7 August 2013

The Panel Builder online magazine is an excellent source of information on all things panel related – especially the control gear and the panels themselves – this month in issue 17 – page 13 – they have focused on our new ranges of aluminium spring hinges and their sister range of heavy duty spring hinges. […]

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Heavy Duty Spring Hinges

1 August 2013

Heavy metal doors, metal furniture and heavy panels often call for spring closure – which is addressed by our new range of aluminium spring hinges which offer automatic opening and closing with high performance spring torques up to 3.8 N.m – such that it is possible to move doors up to 90 kg with just […]

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