IP65 locks and handles

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 low profile and ergonomic leverage have streamlined specialist cabinet design and the modular approach that came along with it has greatly simplified high quality installations.

For our offerings of swinghandles to IP65 in zinc die and stainless steel please see 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 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 along with excellent vibration resistance to prevent nuisance opening. It is useful especially on vehicles and machine controls where vibration is problematic.

Square & Triangle inserts (8mm) are standard & 3mm & 5mm Double Bit inserts. The 1-078 set height version is supplemented by the 1-079 option with a threaded square shaft to accept an adjustable cam accessory which permits depth variation of from 17mm to 73mm without the use of tools.

New stainless steel L handle for padlock security

31 August 2018

This new DIRAK stainless steel L handle has been designed to suit deep door panels such as used in acoustic enclosures, refrigeration, HVAC applications, large plastic doors and other access panels in food and hygiene areas where its IP65 sealing is of advantage. Explained Gary Miles, M.D. here at FDB Panel Fittings – “DIRAK has […]

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Full range of quarter turn locks online and with Rocfast!

13 July 2018

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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Electrical cabinet handles

26 May 2018

Electrical cabinet handles available from our Online Store include T and L styles, swinghandles and wingknobs plus paddle handles and grab handles – all the handles you might need in fact for a specialist electrical cabinet or enclosure. Within the portfolio there are extra security items eg with multi key or padlock,  and others in […]

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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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Dirak high quality latches, hinges and other fitting technology for demanding applications

22 December 2017

As one of the world’s leading technology and system providers, Dirak develop, manufacture and sell innovative fitting components for enclosure construction – above all, latching, hinging and sealing technologies. Their high quality, customized products function either mechanically or electronically, and have been used for many years in even the most demanding applications, such as: In […]

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New Stainless Steel lock arrives at our Online Store

5 December 2017

The ESS5DB stainless steel IP65 quarter-turn cabinet lock from FDB Panel Fittings is a stainless steel IP65 quarter-turn cabinet lock for specialist industrial use where its rugged construction, coupled with a high degree of protection from dust and water ingress, make it a practical option. The ESS5DB is available from the FDB online store for […]

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