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FDB Rocfast lock assembly and logistics

Like many companies, here at FDB Panel Fittings we have kept working and supplying from stock with one eye to the future – and the need to restart and rebuild our industrial base. As front-line suppliers of hardware for everything from control systems to medical devices, our team are aware that online/phone ordering and delivery to the customer door are even more important than ever.

The Rocfast service is not new – but has been in strong demand for the way we are able to rapidly configure hardware components including locks of all types. This is especially important when supply of component parts is difficult – so FDB can speed specification, assembly and delivery by using specialist knowledge of the market coupled with long term relationships, to save time, money and mistakes, and to get us all moving more easily when the present situation eases.

Typically the Rocfast system could provide a careful investigation of the specification and supply parameters so that, for example, a suitable assembly of ¼ turn camlock, budget lock or stainless steel lock might be identified – coupled with perhaps a piano hinge or internal weld-on hinges – packed together with a pre-cut length of clip on sealing profile – with packs to be delivered in batch quantities.

Explained our MD Gary Miles “Under the present very difficult circumstances FDB Panel Fittings are delighted that we are able to offer our Rocfast “home delivery” service – a complete specification and logistics package that saves time, money and mistakes by guiding customers through the process of specification, component matching, ordering, assembly, packaging and logistics – direct to site – worldwide.”

This Rocfast program focuses primarily on lock assembly including all major industry brands – and is designed to take the hard work out of an order process that often requires specification of individual lock components and time consuming self-assembly prior to installation. Our expert team rapidly identify the optimum specification of components then order, assemble and deliver to site, to workshop or to metal former/subcontractor in line with the company theme of providing “Panel Fittings for every Enclosure”.

Rocfast lock assembly from FDB Panel Fittings now offers up to IP67 sealing

Our ROCFAST assembly logistics program ensures that specialist panel builders get the right specification of lock or latch while saving time and saving cost. A call to our team here at Panel Fittings will take a customer through the multi step selection process of choosing the right sizes of components, right lock variant and right sealing option, perhaps compiling a fitting pack with hinges and gasket so that it can all be assembled and delivered where it is needed, when required.

See also our ROCFAST guides for when you want to browse through the process.

We take the stress and chore out of locks so all you have to do is fit them!

Rocfast lock assembly guide from FDB Panel Fittings

Our new Rocfast guide to lock assembly now available free from the links below is a how-to-do-it selection assistant from our respected experts in specialist cabinet and enclosure hardware.

Customers are walked through the logical process of determining which housing, insert, cam, cut-out, and/or cam adapter may be required for standard or extended body locks in common finishes and how to select the correct part number to ensure the desired part is ordered. Accessories such as handle inserts, dust caps and finger pulls, serrated lock washers and earth nuts are highlighted, as are slide shoes for cams which help provide a positive compression while reducing the friction and paint damage caused by constant operation.

You can download free from www.fdb.co.uk/rocfastdownloads, or contact marketing@fdb.co.uk or call us on 0208 568 1616 for a free hard copy leaflet.

Lock range from FDB

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 formats and with one-off or scheduled program deliveries as well as separate packaging of locks/backnuts/keys etc to suit schedule requirements. Where required complete fitting kits can be supplied including lock/s, hinges, gasket, and with lock cylinders+keys forwarded to a separate destination if desired.

This Rocfast program has proven successful in saving time, money and mistakes by guiding customers through the process of specification, component matching, ordering, assembly, packaging and logistics – direct to site – worldwide.

Contact our skilled and helpful team to organise your Rocfast service.

EMKA and Giussani at FDB

30 July 2015

As specialist distributors here at FDB we take great pride in our relationships with top brands of Panel Fittings for cabinets and enclosures- This is exemplified by our status with DIRAK as their main UK distributor and a key part of their global service network – and by the many long standing and close relationships […]

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Rocfast assembly and logistics service saves time, money and mistakes

22 May 2015

We hear quite a lot about re-shoring of manufacturing to the UK, Europe and the US – and certainly from the interest and business levels we see reported at exhibitions and the trade media this seems to be a time of growth for UK manufacturing companies – who are often now stretched to increase output […]

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Rocfast and Snapline – right locks, right time

29 January 2014

We were delighted recently to find that our Rocfast program, combined with the novel D-SNAP technology, enabled rapid on-site enclosure lock changes with substantial saving in time and money for one enterprising customer. The SNAPLINE series of zinc die or polyamide bodied locks with adjustable L/R 90° operation clips securely into a standard rectangular cut […]

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T Handles, Locks, Hinges and Cams “To Go” on the Bus Stop Bar

4 December 2013

The Leyland Routemaster, once so beloved of London Transport and its passengers may still be seen in service to a different kind of passenger, courtesy in part of hardware supplied by ourselves. This time serving as a mobile hospitality platform at venues around the country, i.e. a mobile “Bus Stop Bar”. The converted double decker […]

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Another satisfied customer!

9 January 2013

We were delighted to recieve this unsolicited testimonial from a satisfied customer: ” We have just taken delivery of the locks and once again I would like to thank you for pushing this through. We are very grateful for your support and continue to be impressed by the speed of your service.” – from an Air […]

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Rocfast service pack

28 September 2012

As long-time suppliers to the specialist enclosure and panel fittings market, we at FDB have greatly added to and consolidated our range in recent months and are delighted to now stock and supply to ISO 9001 an extensive range of locks, handles, hinges, seals and other panel hardware from stock at competitive prices with the benefit of our […]

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