Quarter-turn locks and latches ex-stock and online from FDB Panel Fittings support recovery growth
Specialists FDB Panel Fittings point out that Quarter-turn locks and latches can be used as a secure closure mechanism for numerous applications such as industrial enclosures, and similar; they are comprised of a housing, an insert, and a cam. This simple device has become so widely used that it is relied on almost unconsciously such that FDB Panel Fittings have for many years focused on ensuring quality and availability to the specialist panel building industry, through their Online store.
They explain that at a time like this it is especially important that to offer an ex-stock program of standard quarter-turns and others with unique properties, such as compression quarter-turns with vibration resistance. These quarter-turns can be ordered in a range of materials, including polyamide, stainless steel, or zinc die-cast. Additionally, FDB can provide individual components that complement their extensive quarter-turn offering, such as customized gaskets, grounding clips, and so much more. In fact, they have over 30 standard inserts for quarter-turns plus customized inserts and the possibility to assemble using screws, welding or without tools.
In most applications, quarter-turns are the ideal solution to protect against unauthorized access; in some cases, it is advised to use both a quarter-turn and rod latch especially where a larger door is fitted or enhanced sealing is required.
FDB have re-doubled their efforts to support the UK manufacturing supply chain where the consistent provision of simple components like quarter turns can be a crucial element in completion of a project.
FDB Panel Fittings offer Gasket sealing for enclosure doors and windows
Gasket, sealing profiles, window sealing and associated accessories for virtually all industrial applications are now available from FDB Panel Fittings via their ex-stock Online store or through programmed order/delivery to match production schedules.
The FDB team offer an extensive range of gaskets, along with customized sections based on a customer’s unique application needs. Depending on a customer’s requirements, they provide gaskets made of PVC, EPDM, Neoprene, NBR, or a combination of foam rubber and PVC.
For example, many of the EPDM seals by sales partner DIRAK adhere to UL (Underwriters Laboratories) safety standards. This certification constitutes the basis for a final UL approval for the entire enclosure/cabinet and is increasingly useful as the UK gears up for growth in worldwide export markets.
In addition to standard self-locking door sealing profiles and rectangular self-adhesive sections, FDB offer edge protection designs and window glazing gasket. Where electromagnetic compatibility is necessary, they can also supply special profiles with EMC/RFI shielding in combination with water and dust sealing.
Bridge handle range from FDB Panel Fittings
The FDB Panel Fittings Online program of bridge handles has been optimized for a large number of applications such as mechanical engineering, tool making, electrical housings, medical and health generally – and the food/pharmaceutical processing industries.
Typically, FDB have partnered with mainstream manufacturers like DIRAK who offer many bridge handles, finger pulls, rod handles, hinged recessed handles and revolving pull handles in polyamide and aluminium with either through fixing with protective caps or rear fixing versions.
It is important to their customers that these handles are stylish and strong, to suit shop floor industrial use on cabinets or housings, as well as being aesthetically pleasing to work well in office situations when fitted to cabinet drawers and storage cupboards.”
The FDB range also includes DIRAK SNAP technology handles which can be quickly installed without tools and are available in zinc die cast, polyamide or stainless steel.
It all hinges on FDB partnerships for cabinet and enclosure doors
The experienced team at FDB Panel Fittings have a diverse range of hinges that can fulfil virtually any customer requirement. In addition to delivery from stock and Online, FDB are able to preferentially source from major international brands such as DIRAK and PINET. This enables customers to source all sorts of enclosure hinges in zinc die, steel, polyamide and stainless steel, for internal/concealed or external use. Many weld-on, bolt on and screw on hinges cover a standard portfolio, with DIRAK SNAP technology hinges fulfilling the important requirement for toolless fitting. This permits rapid secure fitting, even on site at final installation.
Standard bullet hinges, lift off butt type, sprung/torque designs or large flap types with adjustment are available to support all specialist enclosure or cabinet builders – whether in the engineering/electrical or building industries.
FDB Panel Fittings and sister company FDB Electrical share their online shopping website at www.fdbonline.co.uk. Further information on FDB products and services may be found at: www.fdb.co.uk. Find the latest information and news on the FDB blog – www.fdbnews.co.uk, or follow them on twitter: www.twitter.com/fdbpanelfitting – also see www.youtube.com/fdbpanelfittings.