When designing custom housings for electrical/electronic equipment our team here at FDB believe that it is essential to match door/frame depths to the door lock so as to ensure the required degree of sealing (IP rating) and gasket pull-down. This means that for specialist enclosures with unusually thick doors and/or frames then length of lock body is the starting point for this matching process, which can then be fine-tuned by selection of a compatible tab/cam.
At our Online store, there is now a huge selection of these standard components for quarter-turn locks and latches, held in stock for urgent delivery. Lock bodies come in lengths of 18mm, 30mm, 36mm, 40mm, 50mm and 60mm which may be matched with tabs in varying lengths and depths, with straight or stepped configurations where they are also offered to be used for lesser or greater depth adjustment. We are also aware that standard cabinets can be manufactured in quantity and potentially with standard components – however, a substantial proportion of specialist enclosures (maybe as much as half) are custom builds in small quantities. It is therefore vital that lock assemblies are available to ensure appropriate quality performance and appearance.
Interchangeable modular diameter bodies to industry standard dimensions are stocked in zinc die chrome plated, zinc die black powder-coated, black polyamide and 316 stainless steel – allowing proper specification to match the requirements of the environment where the installation will take place. While most locks are supplied in component form for assembly by the customer we offer a service to support proper selection and assembly under our Rocfast banner.