Our new compression lock design offers the convenience of a wing knob for operation together with the security of a padlockable facility. Applications are expected to include outdoor enclosures for electrical and telecoms installations.
This new wing handle design, intended for use with gasketed doors provides 6mm of compression to make a firm seal. It is water-resistant, fully adjustable and is mounted within an industry-standard rounded square hole – a straight latch cam is standard, with a full range of other cams available.
The latch features very positive engagement, being both water-resistant and adjustable. Turning the wing knob brings the latch bar into its ‘closed’ position, then draws up the bar by 6mm against the seal. This is achieved as the knob turns clockwise through 90 degrees to operate the latch, then through a further quarter-turn to compress against the door edge or striker. The latch bar depth is adjustable through 11mm and the unit is installed via an industry-standard 4-sided aperture with brass nut and stainless spring washer on a threaded body with neoprene gasket. The latch bar is secured by nut and locknut on a threaded spigot enabling an overall grip range of 47-60mm of depth adjustment. The lock body is chromium-plated as standard or optionally black powder-coated. A variety of alternative latch bars are available.
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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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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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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 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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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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We are delighted to introduce the Box Rapid NRA and NRB quarter-turn locks from our new sales partners Giussani. Their Box Rapid range features a stepped spring insertion system which makes installation to enclosure doors and other panels as quick and simple as a push fit, backed up with IP65 protection.
The NRA is offered in self-extinguishing black polyamide to UL94 V-0 and comes with a full range of insert options. An injected silicone gasket provides conformal sealing with suitability for 1mm to 2mm sheet thickness. NRB locks are to the same high specification with chrome plated finish and certified with a 240h salt spray test. Both NRA and NRB locks can be supplied with either zinc plated steel or polyamide cam to suit the application. Door cut outs are industry standard 20.1mm x 22.5mm rounded corner holes.
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Our new key-operated compression lock series 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. We expect applications to include vehicles, genset packs, railway rolling stock etc.
This new lock design, intended for use with gasketed doors provides 6mm of compression to make a firm seal. It is water-resistant, fully adjustable and is mounted within an industry-standard rounded square hole – a straight latch cam is standard, with a full range of other cams available.
The latch features very positive engagement, being both water-resistant and adjustable. The key brings the latch bar into its ‘closed’ position, then draws up the bar by 6mm against the seal. This is achieved as the key turns clockwise through 90 degrees to operate the latch, then through a further quarter-turn to compress against the door edge or striker. The latch bar depth is adjustable through 11mm and the unit is installed via an industry-standard 4-sided aperture with brass nut and stainless spring washer on a threaded body with neoprene gasket. The latch bar is secured by nut and locknut on a threaded spigot enabling 1mm of depth adjustment. ‘FT’ keys are supplied with shuttered keyway for added protection as standard. The lock body is chromium-plated as standard or optionally black powder-coated. A variety of alternative latch bars are available as are special key numbers.
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In a nice touch of detail design we can make operation of many cabinet locks really much smoother with this Slide Shoe for cams. This simple 2-part plastic shoe fits easily over many standard lock cams for single quarter turn locks and multi-point locking systems, thus maximising gasket pull-down while minimising the scraping effect on a cabinet frame, with the operator benefit of an easier smoother mechanism.
The Slide Shoe features tool-less assembly with a positive locking design. It is ideal for new assembly but may also be retro-fitted with due attention to clamping of door gaskets. The Slide Shoe has excellent sliding properties as proven in laboratory tests of 20,000 cycles and its electrical insulation properties further enhance the safety of equipment housings.
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We know that customers within the Railed Vehicle Industry have special requirements for hinging and locking products, such as specific industry-standard inserts for locks including durability and the ability to withstand substantial vibration in adverse environments, plus vandal-resistance, are absolute “must haves” – consequently we are delighted to introduce this new range designed to meet these special requirements.
As Terry Cantle explains: “Specific rail related items such as 12.650TR and 12-620TR screw-on hinges match with the 12-215TR compression latch and the 12-050TR quarter-turn lock with slotted insert. They are further complemented by the many handles, gasket profiles and other hardware derived from our transportation related range of panel fittings.”
Naturally these Transportation products are supported by the many SNAP-LINE products for tool-less assembly.
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