Stainless Steel

The specialist team at DIRAK have recently launched their new 180° stainless steel hinge for specialist cabinets where corrosion-resistance and robust service performance are defined requirements.

The new screw-on hinge in AISI 303 features integral M5 threads for internal screw fixing which both speeds up installation and enhances security.

Designed to fit industry standard 20mm surface-mounted door returns, this lift-off hinge will open to 180° for adjacent cabinets and 270° for single installations.

We are delighted that over many years we have accumulated a wide range of ex-stock stainless steel hinges to accommodate the many types of cabinet that may be demanded of  specialist builders for light industrial purposes – in offices or on a workshop or warehouse floor.

Stainless steel panel hinges from FDB Panel Fittings

These range from weld on bullet hinges and simple lift off removable pin types to sophisticated parallelogram and friction torque designs.

Once highly expensive to specify (even made to order) stainless steel hinges are now much more commonly used for their robust reliability and corrosion resistance and are available ex-stock for urgent delivery from our Online store.

A new enclosure handle in traditional L format is an unusual event, so this latest DIRAK offering from FDB Panel Fittings is to be welcomed as it brings the concept up to date by incorporating many features in one simple product. Easy and precise height adjustment of the latching cam enables correct fitment with square threaded rod to engage single or 3-point cams. Stainless steel construction with mirror finish provides corrosion resistance and robust service life. IP65 sealing allows for use in indoor or outdoor environments and the concealed padlock feature enables secure closure in all situations.

Gary Miles, M.D. at FDB Panel Fittings explains that “in order to be able to use the L-handle for padlocking in a more versatile manner and to increase both the flexibility as well as the operating comfort, DIRAK have been able to expand the previous properties with a specific benefit. As of now, we offer a new L-handle for padlock with a square threaded rod. This enables a precise adaptation of the height adjustment of cams with variably adjustable catches for standard cams.”

Standard fitment is with rear mounted nut and screw or 5mm dia. carriage bolts through the escutcheon.

The growth in availability of stainless steel hardware over recent years has allowed panel builders and installers to upgrade their specifications with more rugged components and with higher levels of IP sealing. Nowhere is this more true than with cabinet or enclosure handles such as those we carry in stock, which include specialist hygiene rated items for food etc wash down areas. Suitable also for other applications requiring IPs up to 67 and with compression technology for vibration resistance and increased gasket pull down they offer especially smooth styling and high performance.

Stainless steel – hygiene to hinges, locks to flap handles

29 September 2019

Stainless steel hardware fittings for enclosures and cabinets are one of our busiest lines as people are looking for better quality, greater robustness and specifically hygiene designed products for wash-down and corrosion susceptible areas. We are delighted to have stocks of these items for rapid delivery with many others available on fast order turn around […]

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Stainless steel hinges at our Online store

11 April 2019

We are delighted to have a full range of stainless steel hinges for specialist enclosures available at our Online store – we have seen a gradual increase in requirements for stainless hinges for many years as applications and the corresponding specifications become more demanding. FDB Panel Fittings have responded to this trend with lift-off, butt […]

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New D-Snap Technology in stainless steel from DIRAK

20 March 2019

The D-Snap components system from DIRAK enables panel builders and installers to save time and money with click-together panels. Now this robust technology is available from us here at FDB Panel Fittings in a stainless steel format developed for applications that need to be permanently fixed on one side and easily removable on the other. […]

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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

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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Compression locks and latches – IP security and vibration resistance

6 April 2018

Compression locks and latches are gaining in popularity for their enhanced IP security and their vibration resistance, which makes them suitable for use on specialist vehicles and railway rolling stock, as well as achieving greater gasket pull down performance. Compression locks and latches come in a variety of formats including industry standard quarter turn and […]

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