L handles

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L handles for specialist cabinet manufacturers are now available ex-stock and online from FDB Panel Fittings

If you work with enclosures or cabinets then you know about handles – and that you will often need the right type at short notice – fortunately that is where we can help from our wide selection of ex-stock specialist handles to suit all environments – from the office to the factory floor or the great out doors in materials such as zinc diecast, polyamide or stainless steel.

Pull handles, bridge handles, swinghandles, lever/L handles, T handles, winghandles are all available from our Online store where if you order in time today then we can dispatch today for urgent delivery anywhere in the world.

And then if you need something a bit more special please contact our experienced team to discuss your requirements – we will be glad to help.

FDB enclosure and cabinet handles

On a day-to-day basis we tend to use the terms “enclosure” and “cabinet” almost interchangeably, but except in the generic sense that an enclosure is anything that encloses ( not very helpful) we are probably used to using “enclosure” to mean something medium sized to small eg wall mounting to plastic box – while “cabinet” is reserved for free standing or suites of  larger units – often around 1800 or 2000mm high.

The size difference of course has an effect on our choice of handle – in terms of style and function – hence we see quarter turn locks on enclosures and swinghandles used for cabinets but the actual choice is usually a bit more nuanced than that often depending on the pull down force required to achieve the desired degree of gasket sealing – hence L and T handles are still popular as are insert latches with large keys for extra leverage.

Whatever you decide on we have a handle to suit at our Online store.

New stainless steel L handle for padlock security

This new DIRAK stainless steel L handle has been designed to suit deep door panels such as used in acoustic enclosures, refrigeration, HVAC applications, large plastic doors and other access panels in food and hygiene areas where its IP65 sealing is of advantage.

Explained Gary Miles, M.D. here at FDB Panel Fittings – “DIRAK has again done an excellent job with this stainless steel L handle in providing versatile padlock use with flexibility of fitment. In particular they have provided for use of their adjustable cam adapter which enables an exact fit to be achieved to compensate for gasket set and is especially necessary where doors are subject to ongoing vibration, so ensuring security of the installation.”

The L handle with cam adapter can be adjusted manually without tools and accepts standard cams of varying depth. Handle construction is in highly polished AISI 316 for easy cleaning with a high degree of resistance to corrosion, temperature and chemical action, e.g. cleaners.

 

Traditional L handle – ex-stock Online

7 July 2018
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FDB Panel Fittings have added a sleek, robust non-locking L handle to their Online Store selection. The 1608 handle is ideal for simple low-security access or for use in combination with more complex closure systems. Explained Gary Miles, M.D. at FDB Panel Fittings, “we have found that customers appreciate more and more the easy availability […]

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New large slam latch with inside safety release

1 June 2018
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Our new large format slam latch is a purpose designed unit from Weston Body Hardware for large insulated enclosures such as cold stores or containerised units. The roller striker latch is surface mounted to preserve the integrity of the door with an internal punch-style emergency release. Importantly, the release “mushroom” features a fluorescent button for […]

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Electrical cabinet handles

26 May 2018
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Electrical cabinet handles available from our Online Store include T and L styles, swinghandles and wingknobs plus paddle handles and grab handles – all the handles you might need in fact for a specialist electrical cabinet or enclosure. Within the portfolio there are extra security items eg with multi key or padlock,  and others in […]

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Handles – we’ve got lots of lovely handles!

22 February 2018
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Yes indeed we really have lots of handles in stock ready for same day dispatch and delivery anywhere – our Online store presently lists 88 individual items including swinghandles, bridge handles, chrome, black, grab, knob lock, L and T handles in zinc die, polyamide and stainless steel – and then we have all the others […]

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Handles Online – ex-stock

7 April 2017
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We now have a comprehensive portfolio of enclosure and cabinet handles at our Online Store – these include swinghandles in reinforced engineering plastics, zinc diecast and stainless steel – with traditional T handles and L handles and wing knobs. Many handles are to IP65 and anti-vandal formats are listed also with dual cylinders for two person […]

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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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