compression locks

21/09/2018

FDB IP65/67 compression latch - now also in black

The standard DIRAK compression latch from FDB Panel Fittings is now also available in black to pair with black hinges and other enclosure hardware. The black finish with white insert markings offers a particularly clear indication of the latch position.

This IP65/67 latch offers a full 6mm of compression to ensure good gasket pull down along with excellent vibration resistance to prevent nuisance opening. It is useful especially on vehicles and machine controls where vibration is problematic.

Square & Triangle inserts (8mm) are standard & 3mm & 5mm Double Bit inserts. The 1-078 set height version is supplemented by the 1-079 option with a threaded square shaft to accept an adjustable cam accessory which permits depth variation of from 17mm to 73mm without the use of tools.

FDB compression latch

Our Online store has a good range of compression latches for sealing of enclosures and panels in arduous situations, such as on vehicles and in wash-down areas where their superior performance is of benefit to ensure optimum sealing and resistance to the effects of vibration – protecting equipment and preventing nuisance opening they are available in zinc die and stainless steel and provide degrees of protection up to IP67.

Especially of value for use on vehicles are the paddle type lever action compression latches with push button release which can be operated entirely by hand and so are convenient for lockers and cupboards which require secure closure with quick opening.

Stainless steel compression latchesCompression 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 recessed lever designs – given their focus on high degrees of sealing and the likely environmental application  many compression latch locks are required in stainless steel – such as for use on hygiene/wash down equipment where the whole design concept is centred around high levels of functionality. See our Online store for ex-stock ordering and rapid delivery.

FDB Insert key latches for specialist cabinets and enclosures

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 are provided from a number of top international manufacturers and cover all specialist panel needs from quarter turn locks to swinghandles – many of these locks are available ex-stock from our Online store – contact our expert sales team to discuss other Rocfast requirements.

New website – enhanced style and functionality

19 July 2017
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Our all new FDB Panel Fittings website is a stylish gateway to the best in enclosure hardware from international sales partners such as DIRAK, EMKA, Weston Body Hardware, Pinet, Gold & Wassall, Southco, Lowe & Fletcher, and our own FDB Online Shop where cabinet and enclosure fittings can be sourced ex-stock or to custom specification. The new […]

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Panel Fittings from FDB

1 June 2017
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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 – this includes of course our Online shop for quick […]

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New DIRAK IP65 roller cam compression latch

14 April 2017
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New from DIRAK is their ingenious range of IP65 anti-vandal compression latches with profile half cylinder security for high technology equipment. This series provides compression of up to 20mm with easy operation by virtue of the special roller cam design. Its internal mounting design and robust construction provide anti-vandal protection which is enhanced by the optional […]

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Save time, save money with our Rockfast service

24 March 2017
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Our Rocfast enclosure lock assembly and logistics service includes all our ¼ turn favourites with appropriate keys, with IP rated sealing if required, with cams of all types, traditional L or T handles, swinghandles and compression locks as applicable. This specialist service program can efficiently provide to site modern modular component systems or traditional single kit […]

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Extension Compression Cam for rod lock systems

18 February 2017
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The new Dirak 6-510 compression cam is designed to work with the 6500 system of flat rod locks, where it enables multiple locking to be achieved on particularly large doors or long covers and control-desk tops. This especially aids gasket pull down with large format sealing profiles and in vibration prone applications. The 6-510 may […]

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New IP65 Insert Compression Latch/Lock

20 January 2017
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Part of our new 6-500 range, the 6-504 shares the novel roller cam action with the addition of an integral insert lock for double bar or similar tool operation. The 6-504 clamps easily over a 20mm range providing IP65 protection with a suitable gasket. This unusual roller cam ensures especially easy operation on large industrial […]

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