Unit 20, Worton Hall Industrial Estate
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Unit 20, Worton Hall Industrial Estate
020 8568 1616
020 8568 5656
The intriguingly named "pignose bung lock" from FDB Panel Fittings may just be the ultimate in vandal-resistant quarter-turn locks for roadside cabinets or other publicly accessible cabinets that need to stay secure.
FDB Panel Fittings have today announce the launch of the Giussani NRM series of IP65 quarter-turn locks. The novel Giussani NRM series are not only super quick to fit because of their Box Rapid spring fixing, they are also comfortable and easy to operate with an integral finger pull design.
The new key-operated compression locks series from FDB Panel Fittings offers the unusual format of key operation in a compression latch thus providing added security of a key lock over the conventional tool compatible insert. Applications are expected to include vehicles, genset packs, railway rolling stock etc.
FDB's capability in supply of accessories for specialist equipment manufacturers is further enhanced by their capability in respect of Aluminium Profiles often used for equipment frameworks, cages or access panels.
In the world of prestige interiors and offices, hinges can be either featured or hidden and it is this latter aspect which is addressed by the new range of "invisible" hinges from FDB Panel Fittings. These allow the door to be opened a full 180° whilst remaining very strong and unseen when closed. This is achieved by virtue of morticing the mechanism of a hinge into the door and frame and having precision engineered involuted arms or members.
FDB have greatly added to and consolidated their range in recent months. FDB Panel Fittings are delighted that they now stock and supply to ISO 9001 an extensive range of locks, handles, hinges, seals and other panel hardware from stock at competitive prices with the benefit of their Rocfast custom assembly and packaging service.
The Traditional British 76mm Panel Hinge has been a mainstay of the UK's panel building industry for many years so FDB Panel Fittings are pleased to now offer an updated and re-engineered series of these well-known panel mount "bullet" hinges, featuring improved low friction washer and cost reduced manufacture using the latest die-cast processes which provide enhanced rigidity with superior surface finish.
FDB pulled all project strings together to successfully deal with a Middle East based enquiry from a client requiring locks for 18,000 galvanised steel boxes designed to house water meters. The specification called for a securing of the enclosure door with a plastic clip-in, quarter-turn latch – simple to fit and, bearing in mind the quantity, relatively low in cost.
The new Type 1414 camlock from FDB Panel Fittings has been designed especially to be capable of withstanding exposure in the harshest environments for use in any environment that may be exposed to the elements; specifically roadside cabinets, communications pods, cable pillars and commercial vehicle security.
Cable management accessories are a vital part of any rack installation in order to maximise performance and lay the basis for many years of reliable service. FDB's new range of cable management devices enable optimised installation as they provide organisation, management and protection of cables housed inside cabinets in datacentres and telecommunications rooms.
The Rocfast brand at FDB Panel Fittings is expanding with this comprehensive range of toggle latches – or over-centre latches as they are sometimes called. Rocfast toggle latches have the advantage of being "quick release" but with the added benefit of not extending into the case or equipment being fastened.
One of the most important issues for enclosure manufacturers is the question of gasket sealing – what profile to choose, how to accommodate it and what sort of ingress protection does it provide? At FDB Panel Fittings a range of specialist products has been assembled ranging from simple closed cell rectangular rubber foam strips in natural rubber or neoprene, through window gaskets in EPDM, up to grooved clip-on profiles with hollow section. Special sections are available to suit EMI/RFI requirements in EPDM with an additional Cu/Sn fleece to provide the necessary conductivity.
As specialists in cabinet hardware and "Panel Fittings for Every Enclosure" FDB were excited by the possibilities of the SNAP-LINE range for use in fabricating flat pack enclosures as illustrated by the videos available on FDBs Website and Youtube channel. The D-SNAP technology has been designed for quick easy use and has been applied to a full range of components from panel joiners to hinges and swinghandles so that a complete assembly may be produced for flat transport and simple assembly on site.
Whether using D-SNAP components for assembly of a complete cabinet or just for the door furniture, the specialists at FDB Panel Fittings are convinced that the SNAP-LINE range of hinges, locks, handles and panel joiners can provide big time savings for enclosure production, enabling hardware to be installed without the use of tools or mounting hardware such as screws or nuts.
The Phoenix range of architectural hinges now available from FDB Panel Fittings offers a varied approach to hinging of pedestrian access doors with a range of safety and security features such as anti-ligature radiuses, hinge leaf cover plates, built-in dog bolts and flush welded hinge pins. Security pinned hinges and concealed wire conductor hinges (for use with electronic entry controls) are further variations on the security theme.
Designed for strength and attractive physical appearance the Phoenix range of heavy duty architectural hinges now available from FDB Panel Fittings demonstrates a high degree of performance with EN1935 test performance from grades 1 to 14 and with CERTIFIRE approvals. They are suitable for applications such as department stores, schools, bank doors, offices and residential installations. These situations of course include external doors (circa 160kg), fire doors, internal doors and lightweight furniture/cupboards/wardrobes etc.
The market for most products is truly global these days – so it is that this SNAP-LINE flat swinghandle originally designed for a US requirement is now brought to us by the good folks at FDB Panel Fittings who have spotted its advantages for UK specialist panel builders. This small, low profile swinghandle is ideal for enclosures and control panels where its "no-tools" snap-in fitment and resistance to vibration will be appreciated.
The new IP65 1071 compression latch from FDB Panel Fittings is especially compact – offering an unusually low profile of only 22mm in its open condition and yet providing 3mm of compression, thus enabling the benefits of compression lock technology to be achieved in situations where space is at a premium – such as vehicle applications or where an interior panel or other equipment requires clearance from the lock cam.
FDB Panel Fittings take very seriously the specialist areas of door and panel hardware – one such area is that which serves the fitment and operation of glass doors. The need for glass doors in 19" racks, office furniture and domestic cabinets is met by their new range of 304 and 316 grade stainless steel glass door hinges in satin finish, as well as polished, brass and bronze finishes – each installed without metal to glass contact.
Panel fittings specialists at FDB have taken a particular focus on an IP65 range of products for the tunnel/traffic control environment, where safety and reliability are of course paramount and primarily involves the use of high quality stainless steel ¼ turn locks, swinghandles and hinges with matching grade gaskets.
FDB's recent introduction of the IP67 ref 7-081 quarter-turn lock is good news for cabinet suppliers to the food processing and clean room industry sectors. By virtue of its specialist SW13 insert and key arrangement the 7-081 minimises traps for dirt and biological material.
The new 54 series of hinges from the Panel Fittings specialists at FDB are designed with a view to optimising aesthetic style, lightness and strength. They are specifically intended for enclosures, 19 inch racks, cabinets, door panels in the specialist panel industry and for storage boxes, personal storage facilities, special machines etc where their curved style adds a certain design flair to the finished item.
The new wet area coin lock recently introduced by the panel fitting experts at FDB is ideal for "pay for access – coin return" situations typical in swimming pool locker or group shower changing areas. It is ideally suited to personal lockers in these wet – or dry – "open access" environments where the coin lock can be specified to operate with a wide selection of coins or tokens and encourages the user to return their key and therefore release the locker for use by others.
The innovative Pocket Lock recently launched by FDB Panel Fittings has its primary use in areas where shared desking or lockers is required. The lock and key fit together to form a small pocket size "pod" which can be retained by the user and simply inserted into any vacant lock the following day. This maintains total flexibility whilst ensuring each user still has a secure storage or workspace during the day.
IP65 compression locks like the 1-077 from FDB Panel Fittings are becoming ever more popular for applications requiring quick and reliable door closure without rattling, even when subjected to significant vibration. It is therefore ideal for vehicle on-board cabinets, panels, compartment doors, as well as gen-set packs, HVAC equipment or similar.
The D-SNAP range of panel assembly joiners, locks, hinges etc is designed to enable specialist cabinet builders to quickly fabricate housings with flat sheet into a robust structure. These new joiner components from FDB Panel Fittings operate to fasten two or more sheet metal panels together by simply pressing and snapping the joiner into prepared panel cutouts. They are ideal for fastening cabinet components, e.g. removable top or base and for robust firm fixing of panels of similar or varying thickness, e.g. multi-component motor control cabinets.
FDB Panel Fittings range of stainless steel quarter-turn locks is further enhanced by the arrival of this 7-074 safety quarter-turn to IP65. This is suited to equipment access panels and enclosure doors for electrical controls or industrial electronic processors in applications where frequent wash-down or other safety considerations are important.
With a minimal protrusion of 6mm the new 6-160 lever compression latch from FDB Panel Fittings provides all the benefits of compression closure with a recessed operating handle.
FDB have again added to their range of IP65 quarter-turn locks with this superb ultra-low profile 7-080 which stands just 3mm above the door so eliminating the hazard of clothing entanglement.
FDB Panel Fittings have a specialist niche in the world of cabinets and enclosures so that a new introduction from them is most welcome – this time they are offering continuous piano hinges ranging from 0.7mm thick for light cabinet use with a range of types up to 5mm thick heavy duty hinges for blast proof doors. Special colours and designs are also available.
FDB Panel Fittings' range of stainless steel handles, hinges, locks and swing handles are now joined by the IP65 7-078 compression latch and its sister variant 7-079 with depth adjustable shaft. This enables the cam position on the 7-079 to be re-set to accommodate varying door-to-frame depths. Both items are especially well suited to applications where vibration may be a significant problem or where an unusually wide compression range is required. These situations include road vehicles, railway rolling stock, gen-sets, HVAC installations etc.
Newly launched by FDB Panel Fittings is a well thought out shelf support system with easily installed components in steel, aluminium, brass or stainless steel - to suit cabinets in steel or wood/organic base materials.
Designed specifically to meet the requirements of system specifiers, the standard slam lock module can be integrated into any existing access control system which provides a 12V feed signal. System control is simplified via the closed loop feedback circuit indicating the status of the lock.
"KISS" is a well known injunction taken to heart daily by design engineers all over the world – and by the Panel Fittings specialists at FDB. This new Mechanical Combination Lock is designed to offer just that – simple fitment and simple operation with the benefits of a secure 4 digit user code.
Industrial hardware specialists FDB Panel Fittings can now offer a range of hardware that has been specifically treated to facilitate the prevention and control of bacterial infection. This new process is ideal for anything that is powder coated, as well as most moulded items such as grab rails and handles. Standard finish is black but most other colours are possible with anti-bacterial additive in the powder coat.
FDB's new Digital Combination Lock (IP54) is battery operated allowing the user immediate and simple keypad access without the need for a key. Users have the flexibility to set and change their personal entry code whilst a preset master code ensures that supervisor access is always available. This innovative product can be programmed for dedicated single-user or multi-user "open access" mode and is suitable for a wide range of applications, including wet areas due to its IP54 certification.
FDB Panel Fittings have recently introduced a novel captive SNAP-Joiner which fits the standard 19 rack 9.5mm x 9.5mm cutout and is quicker and easier to use than the traditional screw with cup washer and cage nut. The SNAP-Joiner is ideal for quickly installing 19 front panels of electronic racking and for assembling other panels where rapid/removal is required.
FDB Panel Fittings have introduced a new clip fit guide for round locking rod systems to complement the flat rod version recently introduced. This round-rod-guide will suit all those panel builders using the traditional and cheaper round rod systems, while speeding assembly. Such multi-point rod mechanisms are common in larger cabinets from 1200mm to over 2m in height where they optimise clamping of door gaskets.
New from FDB Panel Fittings comes these 40mm long cast hinges with 180° capability and sealing capacity to IP65 with RH or LH operation. They will be of interest to specialist panel builders and installers of electrical or electronic cabinets where full door opening is required, either for maximum door clearance, e.g. for insertion of equipment – or for access to the rear of the door. They may be used on standalone enclosures/racks or on suite style side-by-side installations.
This novel T handle latch from panel fittings specialist FDB addresses the need for an inset/flush locking system in situations such as truck or railway rolling stock side panels where vibration is also a significant problem, also including storage compartments on buses, coaches, commercial vehicles, gensets, machinery and equipment cabins.
This new concealed hinge from FDB Panel Fittings is ideal for nested doors such as 19" cabinets and wall mounted racks. It is also suitable for quick access side panels on stand-alone cabinets. The space saving design enables a simple clip-in fitting at both the top and bottom of the door with "no tools", while a manually operated sprung pin allows for easy and quick installation/removal. Ingenious simplicity of this hinge assembly ensures that with 2 of these low cost items per door and a 5 second installation, panel hinging may be quickly accomplished.
This novel new component from FDB Panel Fittings is expected to be a significant aid to panel builders seeking to improve the look of their enclosures, while saving time on the assembly process. By providing a quickly placed corner fillet the new radius adapter is not just a quick easy way to get a sealing strip around awkward square corners, but also enables fitting of screw retained covers with self-tapping screws, directly into the moulding which provides an integral support for a 4.8mm dia self-tapping thread.
FDB Panel Fittings announced availability of a new clip-on rod guide for flat rods. This quick push on guide fits to an M6 weld stud and then accepts a clip-in industry standard 14x3mm flat rod. For multi-cabinet lock installations this is a definite advantage with fitting of each clip taking only a couple of seconds and ensuring perfect alignment – a variant for round rods is expected shortly.
The new Snap-Line compression latch from FDB Panel Fittings is believed to be a significant advance in compression lock technology. Combining as it does quick snap-in design and planetary roller cam motion which enables soft compression of door gaskets from 10mm to 20mm, this new half-turn IP65 latch is expected to find favour with designers, manufacturers and installers of vibration prone control equipment. This is expected to include construction machinery, process plant, motor vehicles, railway rolling stock, HVAC installations, much manufacturing equipment and materials handling machines where electrical or electronic enclosures are needed.
FDB Panel Fittings are delighted to now offer a new IP65 quarter-turn spanner lock that an only be opened by use of a special non-standard key. This new lock is provided with a FIAT insert making it ideal for situations where a conventional lock could be easily opened by unauthorised persons using readily available keys or simple tools.
The Panel Fittings specialists at FDB can now provide greater security swinghandles for electrical/electronic/telco cabinets. These new IP65 swinghandles are especially designed for applications where security is a significant concern, specifically in situations where cabinets are exposed and accessible to the general public and for outdoor installations exposed to the weather where IP65 dust/water sealing is important.
FDB Panel Fittings recently introduced the SNAP-LINE range of panel hardware components. This range of locks/handles, hinges, compression latches, quarter-turns, swinghandles, joining elements, pull handles and slam latches is likely to interest specialist enclosure or cabinet builders who are looking for a simple labour saving way to rationalise panel punching and subsequent assembly.
Enclosure hardware specialists FDB Panel Fittings has announce da comprehensive range of stainless steel locks, hinges and handles suited to petrochemical plants, hospitals, food processing establishments, medical environments, outdoor installations, marine and offshore industries.