compression locks

New IP65/IP67 Compression Latch with protective cover flap

31 August 2016
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The new DIRAK 1-075 compression latch offers IP65/67 protection and status visibility by virtue of its zinc die cover flap which only closes when the latch is fully compressed. The flap also provides additional protection from ingress of water and dirt projected at high speeds so is highly suited to outdoor and vehicle applications where […]

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Special Hygiene locks for wash down areas

3 June 2016
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The new range of hygiene locks from Dirak now includes a “standard” quarter turn lock plus an L version and a T handle as well as a compression lock – all in fantastically stylish designs with exceptionally clean lines – they are made of bright finished AISI 316L stainless steel and have distinctive blue silicone […]

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Panel hardware selection – an optimal balance

20 May 2016

Here at FDB Panel Fittings there are many years of combined experience in supplying panel hardware, from which we have found that the selection process for correct panel hardware is largely to do with the application. For example there is little point in fitting low cost, light duty locks and hinges to enclosures destined for use in […]

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New DIRAK multi-point compression lock system from FDB Panel Fittings

15 April 2016
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The new DIRAK compression rod latch facilitates a multi-point 3 or 5 point system with 4mm clamping at each latching point so ensuring constant pressure over the entire edge length with a high degree of sealing. It will be suited to large electrical and electronic cabinets in outdoor or internal wash-down areas. The quality die-cast […]

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Panel Fittings at Southern Manufacturing Exhibition, February 2016 Stand No. V116

21 December 2015
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We will display our extensive range of cabinet and enclosure hardware accessories for the specialist panel builder at the prestigious Southern Manufacturing Exhibition on February 9th, 10th, 11th 2016. The show takes place at its now established home of Farnborough and provides an excellent opportunity for design and production engineers to discuss their needs with the […]

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FDB hinges and compression locks solve storage access problems on Nippi wheelchair trike

29 September 2015
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The Nippi trike – a unique wheelchair accessible vehicle has recently been re-designed and re-launched – as part of this process Michael Barnes, M.D. of Nippi Cars Ltd, sought to improve the convenience and sealing of the storage compartments on either side of the vehicle. Consequently as long-term suppliers we were called in to provide a […]

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FDB visit RailTex

15 May 2015

A couple of our senior people – Gary Miles, MD and Sophie Carter, Marketing/Sales – paid a visit to RailTex yesterday and enjoyed the “buzz” at the NEC. The rail industry is an important one for us as we have many standard locks,  vibration proof locks, compression locks and hinges – including a range of stainless steel products […]

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IP65 Enclosure Locks Online

8 May 2015

We have an excellent range of IP 65 locks available at the Online store including combination locks, stainless steel locks, shuttered locks and compression locks for anti vibration applications. To match these we also have a wide range of cams in steel and stainless steel so that enclosure and panel builders can get the gasket […]

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New Inconspicuous IP65 Panel Latch

18 July 2014

Our new IP65 PHZ 6-500 compression latch was developed to minimise attack points for prying tools – so is considered vandalism safe – while integrating seamlessly into virtually any enclosure design. It is therefore considered suitable for protection of integrated electronics and other equipment from being damaged by weather or vandalism, particularly in publicly accessible areas […]

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Buy Your Panel Fittings and Electrical Protection at Our New Online Store

21 May 2014

For the benefit of customers who need a quick and simple means of placing orders without having to phone or e-mail for prices, we have made most of our standard products available in our new online store including of course 1/4 turn locks, swinghandles, hinges, gasket, stainless steel hardware as well as the FDB Electrical […]

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