FDB Panel Fittings News

FDB Panel Fittings have seen that the new DIRAK 90° rod redirect adapter can solve a frequent problem with large doors on electrical or electronic cabinets in industrial applications, by providing five points of closure, or potentially more if required.

Builders of large panels can use these 90° adapters to enable fitment of additional closure points around the door perimeter to ensure uniform gasket pressure, greater security from unauthorised entry and greater rigidity of the cabinet structure, by tying the door and frame more closely together. Each adapter can accept either flat or round rods operated by a central lock such as a swinghandle mechanism or “L” or “T” handle. The adapter can then be fitted with a cam for closure to the frame and a further rod extension to transmit the linear motion to a further latching point.

Multi-point latching of this type is typically of value on switch/control or workstation cabinets in mechanical and plant manufacturing situations, medical device manufacturing or sheet metal fabrication workshops where the enhanced closure characteristics are beneficial, either because of the high amount of dust/water in the environment or because of the priority need to keep the cabinet contents clean.

 

Over recent months the Coronavirus pandemic has continually brought changes in the way we work and how we live so we are delighted that it has proven possible to maintain our unbroken service to customers. That our RFQs have maintained continued high levels is perhaps largely because of the simplicity and variety of our Online store where you can select from our extensive ranges of ex-stock standard enclosure and cabinet hardware as well as electrical protection devices and enclosed units. Specials and certain non-stock items are marked accordingly.

Most items are generally ex-stock subject to quantity and prior sales however if you cannot find what you need then help is always available via the on-line “contact us” button or if you would prefer, by ‘phone or email.

Please be assured that we are working extremely hard to maintain normal service regarding orders and deliveries, and please continue to place your orders through your usual channels and contact us via our office numbers Electrical 02085684621 Panel Fittings 02085681616.

Our Sales Office is open 8.30 am – 1 pm and 2 pm – 4.30 pm.

E mail Electrical rcdsales@fdb.uk.com Panel Fittings info@fdb.co.uk or Online shop at www.fdbonline.co.uk 

We are delighted to have recently launched a new DIRAK stainless steel hinge which offers increased protection against unauthorised access due to its specific design and construction. This especially robust 180° hinge with interlocking leaves features welded-in-place, non-removable hinge pins and welded mounting studs which are not accessible from the outside of the cabinet – so providing greater security when used in outdoor/public areas, e.g. for communications or public services.

The surface mounting style of these hinges ensures they are suitable for nested doors in side-by-side situations. They are available in sizes of 40×42, 50×50 and 60×63 mm with polished finish.

Our Online store offers a good selection of bridge/grab/bow handles for drawers and doors in industrial and office environments – even for use with a gloved hand as they come in sizes from 150mm to 220mm and in polyamide, chrome finished steel and in stainless steel for urgent ex-stock delivery. We also have many other handles available from our international sales partners  such as DIRAK, EMKA, PINET, Weston Body Hardware, Gold and Wassall, Lowe & Fletcher.

Contact us for our Rocfast kitting and logistics service.

Compression Latches for special purposes

19 June 2020

These compression latches from our sales partner DIRAK often find their application in what may be considered “special” niche situations such as rail or road vehicles, food processing plant and similar, where they provide security and rugged operation. Compression latches are by design especially vibration resistant to nuisance opening and so are applicable to closing […]

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Swinghandles – the new normal

13 June 2020

For many years the traditional handle for cabinets had an “L” or a “T” configuration but these were often awkward and caught on clothing where there was limited space – such as in control rooms – and then the swinghandle was created and has in many ways become the “new normal”. It’s benefits of non-catching […]

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FDB supports recovery with Online and Rocfast programs

5 June 2020

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 […]

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Cabinet rod locking systems, guides, connectors and operating mechanisms

29 May 2020

We have a wide range of cabinet rod locking systems including rod guides, rod connectors and operating mechanisms for use with cabinet handles such as L and T type as well as quarter turn locks and swinghandles. Round rods in steel and stainless steel are available to standard lengths up to 900 mm with blind […]

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Panel Fittings has a handle on clip-in technology

22 May 2020

Together with our sales partner DIRAK we have recently introduced an upmarket, rugged, recessed handle with clean design style. The DST handle offers extra-secure retention with IP65 sealing for large manual equipment. This new handle features tool-less installation with D-Snap technology and deep hand grip. The unusual IP65 sealing means that the DST can be […]

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We are continuously adding to our range of quarter turn locks and latches

15 May 2020

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 […]

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