quarter turn locks

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

As panel fitting specialists to the enclosure and cabinet industries one of our core foci is the area of standard quarter turn locks and latches – including compression variants from our leading international  sales partners such as DIRAK – coupled with EMKA, PINET, Western Body Hardware, Gold and Wassall along with Lowe & Fletcher. These market leaders each have their own take on product design and offer quite different styles of product which can suit varying cabinet constructions and differing installations.

Our strength is that we carry our own stock from all of them and have quick access to factory stock – PLUS we are in a position to work with our customers to establish which will suit each application the best and offer the optimum performance/price solution. Taken together with our Rocfast assembly and logistics service we think you will agree that FDB Panel Fittings is the way to go for your quarter turn fasteners online.

Panel Fittings from FDB for every enclosure

Whatever your specialist panel needs in 2020 checkout our Online shop for Quality Products and Quality Service in enclosure hardware and Earthline protection or monitoring. Here we have an ex-stock range of Locks and Lock components, Hinges, Handles, Sealing, Rods, Stays, Keys, Fasteners and Joiners, Stainless Steel and miscellaneous accessories as well as Electrical Protection products as Enclosed Units or as Panel Mounting Components.Earth line protection devices from FDB Electrical

 

FDB Panel Fittings - protect your quarter-turn locks with new flap lid

As enclosure hardware specialist we are delighted to introduce a very neat DIRAK accessory which greatly aids protection of quarter-turn locks. This spring-loaded flap lid is a new/retro-fit accessory that punches well above its weight by protecting against the build-up of dirt, dust and driving rain from interfering with easy operation of the keylock or insert mechanism.

The design is based on experience that quarter-turns can be utilized in various application areas. Many of these applications are located in areas with high levels of debris and dirt which exposes the lock mechanism to environmental contamination.

Therefore, this spring-loaded flap lid has been developed and manufactured in durable and corrosion-resistant polyamide to prevent damage to the inner lock workings from dirt and particle build-up, ensuring smooth operation.

The enclosing flap provides protection against soiling and being spring-loaded it falls back into the closed position at any time after operation and thus reliably protects against dust and water. An integrated stop protects the quarter-turn surface from damage.

ROCFAST Stainless Steel quarter turns available ex-stock

26 April 2019
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Under our ROCFAST system customers can simply – pick a housing, pick an insert, pick a cam – tell us where you want them, how you want them assembled, how many you want when and where – then let us do the rest. A good example of this is accessible ex-stock through our Online store […]

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Merry Christmas from FDB Panel Fittings

19 December 2018
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IP65 quarter turn locks and latches

7 December 2018
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Quarter turn locks and latches – or “quarter turns”as they are sometimes known are the mainstay of our panel fittings industry with an increasing interest in IP65 rated units – as reflected by the extensive stock and availability at our Online store. Typically IP65 and lower ratings in polyamide or zinc die are appropriate but […]

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Enclosure handles and Cabinet handles

2 November 2018
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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” […]

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Quarter turn locks Online

12 October 2018
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Quarter turn locks and latches are the mainstay of industrial enclosure and cabinet security – maintaining IP protection – sealing against ingress of tools, dust and water while protecting equipment from unauthorised access. Our Online shop has a selection of insert latches, key locks, zinc die, plastic and stainless steel quarter turns. Other variants include […]

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Full range of quarter turn locks online and with Rocfast!

13 July 2018
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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. Quarter turns come in various […]

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