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Panel Fittings for every enclosure from FDB

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 – in that time we and our customers have experienced the ups and downs of our world economy – but none more dramatic than the Covid 19 pandemic – and perhaps never more importantly than in this phase when long supply chains are no longer beneficial and are being restructured to more local sources – we are here to help you.

We are proud to provide probably the UK’s largest range of locks, hinges, handles and accessories for virtually all industrial applications. This supply process continuously focuses on our ability to provide a friendly personal service based on detailed product knowledge and experience with an extensive product range. Encompassing everything from cable management support systems to cabinet hinges, enclosure gasketing and locking systems which include many stainless steel variants and anti-vandal handle designs – with our extensive stock-holding we expect to deliver most items direct from our warehouse. See our Online Store for your urgent needs.

At this time when staffing levels are low our Rocfast program saves time, money and mistakes by guiding customers through the process of specification, component matching, ordering, assembly, packaging and logistics – direct to site – worldwide.

The Rocfast assembly and logistics 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 our theme of providing “Panel Fittings for every Enclosure”.

The Rocfast service includes all 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. Contact us to receive your Rocfast service.

Panel Fittings and accessories for every enclosure from FDB

Featuring a wide selection of products from FDB Electrical and FDB Panel Fittingswe have designed our  Online store to provide you with a speedy means of viewing, selecting and purchasing the desired item/s.

This includes our range of locks and components, hinges, handles, sealing, rods, stays, keys, fasteners and joiners, stainless steel hardware, enclosed and panel mounting electrical protection devices. General purpose overload/short circuit and DC immune protection from FDB Electrical

However help is always available if required, via the on-line “contact us” button or if you would prefer, by ‘phone or email.

Most items are generally ex-stock subject to quantity and prior sales.

Specials and certain non-stock items are marked accordingly.

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.

Diecast quarter-turn locks from FDB Panel Fittings

Quarter turn locks are the solid, reliable standard for specialist panel building and here at FDB Panel Fittings they form the backbone of our business in the shape of products from the most respected manufacturers from insert latches to swinghandles – all backed by our Rocfast assembly and logistics service.

Stainless steel quarter turns from FDBQuarter turns come in various materials – zinc die, reinforced polyamide, stainless steel – and in many guises with a huge range of options in body lengths, cam lengths, insert types, lock numbers, IP protection levels and so on – something where our Knowledge Base documentation can offer guidance.

Enclosure hardware – a bit of a speciality!

29 June 2018
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    Here at FDB Panel Fittings – the name says it all – we specialise in panel fittings – otherwise referred to as enclosure hardware – hence the theme of “panel fittings for every enclosure” covering probably the UK’s largest range of locks, hinges, handles, cable management support systems, and accessories for virtually all industrial applications. […]

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New Online lock offering from FDB Online store

24 November 2017
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The new 1336 Camlock from FDB’s online store offers a simple quick locking solution for small enclosures, cases, lockers etc. FDB online store now provides an extensive choice of locks for all types of industrial access situations. The 1336 fits a standard 20mm “double D” cut-out with simple nut fixing. The chrome finished body features […]

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Premium panel fittings from a single source

14 July 2017
Dirak

As specialists in panel fittings for cabinets and enclosures we deal with premium manufacturers and stock a wide range of lines for same day dispatch – see our Online shop or call us direct.   Share the post “Premium panel fittings from a single source” FacebookTwitterLinkedInE-mail

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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 FDB Panel Fittings Website

25 May 2017
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We are delighted with our new Panel Fittings website launched this week – not only does it have a smart and clean corporate style designed for a better user experience – functionally it is mobile friendly and features full connectivity with our Online shop and with the website catalogues of our trading partners such as: DIRAK, […]

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Panel Mounting Components

5 May 2017
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Our range of specialist panel mounting electrical protection items available at our Online shop includes RCDs, Earth Continuity Monitors and special purpose electrical protection devices  compliant with with BS4293. These enable panel builders and installation engineers to configure their own electrical protection systems within an application specific enclosure or cabinet providing appropriate environmental protection. We offer both […]

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