We are delighted to now offer an IP65 quarter-turn spanner lock that can only be opened by use of a special non-standard key. This specialist 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. Typically this includes manufacturing environments or controls of service equipment where only qualified service engineers are permitted access to electrical/electronic enclosures or service access panels.
We have also found that the FIAT spanner lock is ideal as a retro-fit to enhance security on existing equipment by virtue of its industry standard 20mm rounded square cutout installation. Other features include 90° cam rotation, LH and RH application, 90° stepped key removal, availability of multiple depth cams, as well as a 3 point cam for rod activation, and black or chrome finish. Contact us for more details.
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Locks with single point cams can now be readily converted to multi-point actuation with our new adapter, which fits under the existing cam on typical quarter-turn locks. This enables rod lock systems to be attached either retrospectively or in order to simplify stock holding – where one lock can be held for both single and 2 or 3 point closure systems.
This system also offers the further possibility of an additional rod for operating an internal cut-off switch. The multi-point cam adapter is suitable for quarter turn locks and swinghandles, thus spanning the range of medium sized wall mounted enclosures through to large cabinets for electrical or electronic controls, telecoms etc. Fitment is simple – involving removal of the existing single point cam which then sits inside the adapter and is replaced with a standard screw giving a simple quick and cost effective solution.
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Our intriguingly named “pignose bung lock” may just be the ultimate in vandal-resistant quarter-turn locks for roadside cabinets or other publicly accessible cabinets that need to stay secure.
The “pignose bung” is secured into place with a two pronged key which ensures that the inner lock is protected; while the rugged AISI 303 stainless steel body and bung offer little in the way of opportunity for vandals. Legitimate access is simply gained by removing the bung with its special key and using a normal key to turn the recessed hexagonal insert-with-pin. Both 90° and 180° rotation options are available on the “pig nosed bung lock”.
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We like to think that our Snap-Line® compression latch is 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 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.
The elegant low profile latch utililises D·SNAP® technology for push-in IP65 assembly, either RH or LH as a complete pre-assembled unit without tools and with perfect alignment. Additionally, the unusual roller cam, combined with a powerful planetary action, ensures a firm gasket pull down with low operator effort. Panel gauges from 0.8mm to 3.5mm can be accommodated with industry standard square and double bit inserts offered as standard.
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In line with our “panel fittings for every enclosure” philosophy the team here at FDB have launched the new NRT series IP65 latch from Giussani with an attractive rectangular bezel. This is suited to electrical/electronic cabinets and specialist equipment such as machine access panels and HVAC installations.
The NRT quarter-turn is moulded in self-extinguishing UL94 V-0 polyamide with the Giussani patented Box Rapid push fit system and silicone gasket. The NRT body can be fitted with a wide range of lock inserts and a cam in either zinc plated steel or polyamide as required. Fitting is via an industry standard 20.1mm x 22.5mm cut out in 1mm to 2mm sheet – left or right hand operation is available.
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Our new 1-067 compression latch comes in a sleek low profile design (4.5mm protrusion) with 7mm compression and locked/unlocked visual indicator – and is thus especially well-suited to applications that require quick and secure locking in high vibration environments, such as vehicles or machine tools.
The 1-067 is configured to offer a direct replacement for other quarter-turn locks as an upgrade or replacement, where it features rugged 5mm cams, a variable depth adjustment and a choice of six common industry inserts. Construction is in zinc die with black powder coat finish.
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A complete delight to have one’s efforts recognised – so thank you to one of our customers who e-mailed us to say :-
” Just a quick e-mail to say thank you for getting our handles to us in the time you did. They are now ready to go on the job and our customer is delighted ” – from an engineering company in the North East.
So if you too need a hardware service that goes that extra mile, checkout our Rocfast program, or call one of our service team who will be delighted to deal with your enquiry.
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Our new NS IP66 quarter-turn lock again demonstrates the value of novel thinking – in this case combining soft injected silicone gasket with a push fit spring technology to cut installation time and enhance sealing performance. Now that higher IP sealing ratings are looked for in the area of electrical/electronic controls and system cabinets, the NS is expected to be of significant interest.
The NS lock body in black polyamide UL94 V-O is matched with one of many diecast alloy inserts from the range and assembled with a standard zinc plated steel cam into 1mm to 2mm sheet via a conventional double D hole of 16.6mm x 19.1mm. 90° LH or RH operation is available.
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I know we talk a lot about customer service – its what we do after all – so it was brilliant to get this feedback out of the blue :-
” I would just like to thank you very much for FDB’s help over the past few weeks. All the staff have been extremely efficient, helpful and friendly” from one of our UK Panel Builder customers.
So whether you need standard locks, latches, handles, swinghandles, hinges or gasket – or something more custom in the way of panel fittings - we will do our best for you – and if you need a custom service package of specification, assembly and logistics then we can do that too under our Rocfast banner which has customer service at it’s heart.
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Our novel Giussani NRM series of IP65 quarter-turn locks 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 NRM may be equipped with any of a wide range of insert types. Construction is in polyamide with either zinc plated steel or polyamide cam and silicone gasket for IP65 sealing. This is complimented by the NR5M with KA or KD key cylinder – both use industry standard 20.1mm x 22.5mm hole cut outs.
Also in the NRM series are equivalents for 16.6mm x 19.1mm double D type hole cut outs. The NRSM is supplied with standard inserts and the NS5M with KA or KD key cylinders.
All NRM series suit 1mm to 2mm sheet thickness and offer ultra quick fitting to save time in the assembly process.
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