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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.

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Rocfast lock assembly from FDB

 

 

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. Our extensive stock and Online store deliver top international brands such as DIRAK, EMKA, PINET, Weston Body Hardware, Gold and Wassal, Lowe and Fletcher, on urgent delivery backed with our Rocfast assembly and logistics package which ensures that you get the right components,  correctly assembled, ready to fit to your enclosure, in the pack type/size you want, at the location of your choice.

Under the banner of our Rocfast brand we are frequently able to achieve significant reductions in purchasing/admin time and effort with our well proven “Just in time” service for all those low value but critical components. This means just one order, one invoice, one payment and the components on the line when needed. Contact us to discuss your Rocfast needs.

 

New online lock offering from FDB Panel Fittings

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 an attractive round face, with 90° or 180° latch movement available.

Orders to the online store are despatched same day if placed before cut-off time.

Premium panel fittings from a single source

14 July 2017
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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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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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Also Electrical Protection devices Online

10 March 2017

Our range of Electrical Protection devices is available at the Online store for easy reference and selection – this includes: Enclosed units such as the FDB11 and FDB13 general purpose RCD housed units with overload and short circuit protection, also the FDB2 for multi-circuit protection in a single enclosure and the FDB21 for installations requiring […]

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