compression locks

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 of doors and drawers where a rough ride is expected, or where security from vibration is a paramount consideration, as in many road or rail applications.

The compression feature of these latches also confers a very high degree of sealing with IP67 being achievable in many cases if required. The actual gasket compression is generally in the order of 6mm, which aids full gasket pull-down and full sealing which is often required in wash-down areas of food processing or in pharmaceutical manufacturing areas.

DIRAK compression latches include many types of quarter turns, plus a roller cam/rod lock system for larger control cabinets, e.g. for lineside rail installations or other challenging areas.

In line with their compression features many of these latches include a cam depth adjustment which permits tailoring of fit between the door and frame during manufacture of the panel or during installation.

Under the present circumstances we are happy to be able to offer our Rocfast “home delivery” service – a complete specification and logistics package that saves time, money and mistakes by guiding our customers through the process of specification, component matching, ordering, assembly, packaging and logistics – direct to site – worldwide.

This Rocfast 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. The FDB 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 their 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 – the service is accessible online or by phone by contacting us here.

Customers continue to find our Knowledge Base guides a source of valuable information about Locks, Hinges, Seals and Gaskets, Continuous Hinges, Multi-point Locking, Swinghandles, Compression Locks, D-Snap Technology and Gas Struts.

So for those occasional moments or to check out before you specify your next enclosure hardware why not have a quick browse?

IP65/67 Compression Latch – now also in black

21 September 2018

The standard DIRAK compression latch from FDB Panel Fittings is now also available in black to pair with black hinges and other enclosure hardware. The black finish with white insert markings offers a particularly clear indication of the latch position. This IP65/67 latch offers a full 6mm of compression to ensure good gasket pull down […]

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Compression latches for sealing and vibration resistance

12 August 2018

Our Online store has a good range of compression latches for sealing of enclosures and panels in arduous situations, such as on vehicles and in wash-down areas where their superior performance is of benefit to ensure optimum sealing and resistance to the effects of vibration – protecting equipment and preventing nuisance opening they are available […]

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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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Under the Rocfast lock assembly brand

20 January 2018

Under the Rocfast lock assembly brand we have a wide range of locking devices and ancillary components for all industrial applications which we assemble to customer specification – with your choice of insert/lock cylinder, body length, cam style/length and to the required sealing level – all packaged and delivered wherever required worldwide. Our locking components […]

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New website – enhanced style and functionality

19 July 2017

Our all new FDB Panel Fittings website is a stylish gateway to the best in enclosure hardware from international sales partners such as DIRAK, EMKA, Weston Body Hardware, Pinet, Gold & Wassall, Southco, Lowe & Fletcher, and our own FDB Online Shop where cabinet and enclosure fittings can be sourced ex-stock or to custom specification. The new […]

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Panel Fittings from FDB

1 June 2017

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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