lift off hinges

Our new 180° opening, lift-off hinge from DIRAK offers a convenient and robust solution to the problem of how to comfortably lift-off a cabinet door for installation or maintenance.

This new hinge, with steel frame component which matches a zinc-die door fixing element, easily slides into and out of engagement at a 30° opening angle, so permitting simple lift-off of the door.

Developed in the conviction that hinge solutions for industrial cabinet construction require a high flexibility in combination with stability and security during operation, the hinge was conceived to lift-off while retaining a captive fixed pin.

The new hinge is compatible with standard 25mm door returns as typically used on steel cabinets in the specialist enclosure industry for electrical and 19” rack industries and for machine housings.

We are pleased to announce the latest updated version of DIRAK’s lift-off corner hinge for surface mounted doors. This traditional “bullet” design is aesthetically compatible with general industrial/office cabinet environments and incorporates a Teflon load-bearing washer which provides a reliable, durable, smooth action.

The size and weight carrying capacity of these hinges suits small wall mount to large free standing enclosures/cabinets when used in pairs or for multiple fitment e.g. three or four may be used per door as needed to accommodate larger doors.

Design of these hinges features fitting by screws from the reverse which aids security – with construction in rugged zinc-die with chrome, black powder coat or self-colour finishes.

This new DIRAK high load capacity corner hinge offers specialist panel builders a simple way to quickly and effectively mount heavy doors with 180° opening and a lift-off facility.

The Pr04 corner hinge suits surface mounted doors where an external visible installation is appropriate. The hinge is a substantial 92mm length manufactured in zinc-die with stainless steel hinge pin for robust operation and longevity in industrial environments where electrical controls, power distribution/ management, HVAC or other equipment is housed.

The team here at FDB Panel Fittings have found that hinge solutions for construction of electrical and 19” industrial cabinets require a high degree of design flexibility in combination with stability and security during operation. It was from this close relationship with the specialist panel industry that the new “pop and click” lift-off door hinge was developed. Not only is fitting and removal toolless and remarkably quick, providing easy door removal, but it also retains the hinge pin – so no more having to keep track of fiddly pins.

Hinge release is readily achieved with complete security of the installation by virtue of an innovative design which features a finger slide mechanism, which once released then requires the door to be opened 30° before the hinge permits the door to be removed.

Construction is zinc-die and steel for rugged service – while the hinge offers a full 180° opening even on side-by-side mounted enclosures. It suits industry standard door designs with 25mm returns.

View the hinge selection at our Online shop here.

A host of hinges for your specialist panel

1 February 2018

We love hinges here at “Panel Fittings” so we have pages and pages of them at our Online store in many types and styles; including lift-off, screw-on, weld-on, surface mounted, concealed, continuous and butt hinges. Available in zinc die, polyamide, steel and stainless steel according to specification.     Then we have a couple of Knowledge […]

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Surface mounted 120° door hinge with secured hinge pin

14 July 2016

Our new 4-124 120° concealed hinge is designed for surface mounted doors on specialist enclosures and cabinets where it enables easy door removal/re-fitting without loss of the securely retained hinge pin. Service, maintenance or repair of equipment may be carried out with peace of mind knowing that the hinge pin is held in place with a […]

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Confused about Hinges? – Buy Online

24 June 2016

Buy hinges online at the FDB online store and use our hinge calculator to work out what ex-stock hinges you need. With nearly 200 different hinges to choose from for everything from specialist electrical and electronic cabinets to office or domestic cupboard and room doors our FDB Online store is the place for quick supply of standard […]

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EMKA 1110 quick-fit 120° hinge for lay-on cabinet doors

28 August 2015

We now have EMKA’s 1110 quick-fit 120° hinge for lay-on doors available in our growing portfolio of specialist enclosure hardware. These robust zinc die hinges enable panel builders to quickly install a removable 25mm return door with electrical safety compliance using just 2 off vibration proof screws and a retained hinge pin system. The 1110 hinge […]

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Lift-off butt hinges now available at the Online Store

10 June 2015

Our 60mm butt hinges are now available ex-stock from the Online Store in self-colour or black zinc die. These commonly used hinges are easily fitted externally on wall mounted enclosures or other cabinets and access panels which require full 270° opening and lift-off capability. Their robust construction means they are suitable for a wide range of […]

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FDB visit RailTex

15 May 2015

A couple of our senior people – Gary Miles, MD and Sophie Carter, Marketing/Sales – paid a visit to RailTex yesterday and enjoyed the “buzz” at the NEC. The rail industry is an important one for us as we have many standard locks,  vibration proof locks, compression locks and hinges – including a range of stainless steel products […]

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