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 our new range of “invisible” hinges. 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.
The HES3D-190 suits substantial entrance doors to places like hotels, institutions and aspirational homes. The flawless smooth movement and rock solid engineering reflect well upon the prestige of the building and they are fully adjustable on three axes so that a perfect fit for the door can be maintained from installation on through many years of service.
For many designers the 190 variant would be massive overkill for interior doors – which is why we also have it’s smaller relation the HES3D-120 which looks to all intents and purposes like the HES3D-190 but is about half the size. Not only does it retain its big brothers good looks but also all of its functionality. Allen keyed screws allow the hinge to be adjusted up, down, left, right, in or out. It is designed for doors up to 30kgs when two hinges are used and predictably the solidity of the mechanism is remarkable. The load of the door is distributed between seven links which allow the arms to move sweet-and-free and completely without play.
In use it has particular advantages. The body of the hinge is not as deep as other hinges in this class which may have positive ramifications for the type and design of door used.
Like its bigger brothers, installation is a one man job. The two halves of the hinge are installed on door and frame and then simply brought together on a locating pin to drop into a slot with gravity. A simple enhancement like this can really reduce the hassle on a multi-door installation. The HES3D-120 comes in either a silver or champagne gold finish at a very competitive price.
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In the world of enclosure hardware we have always focused on the main areas of enclosure locks, hinges, handles and gaskets - and have recently added mechanical combination locks and digital code entry locks. Our hinge offering has also been supplimented with glass door hinges, decorative and heavy duty hinges - so that now we are confident that in the Panel Fittings world we can offer something for everybody and are one step nearer to our aim of having “panel fittings for every enclosure”!
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Here at FDB Panel Fittings we offer an unrivalled range of quality hinges for all industrial applications - this includes internal hinges and external hinges – for weld-on or bolt-on fitting – as well as hinges for cabinets, panels and enclosures we now offer an extensive selection of architectural types for applications through from domestic to heavy duty public access doors as well as continuous piano style for applications including small doors up to security doors.
Available as standard in a wide choice of style, material and finish, we can also provide bespoke solutions to specific requirements. Materials include steel, painted steel, plated steel, zinc-die, re-inforced plastic, brass, stainless steel – we also of course have the SNAPLINE or D-SNAP hinges for fast fitting and cost saving panel assembly.
All hinges are available in production packs delivered to workshop or installation site under our Rocfast brand to ensure time and cost saving logistics.
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The Phoenix range of architectural hinges now available from ourselves at 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.
We also see the traditional piano hinge as a popular solution to secure installation of architectural doors, whether in timber or steel, particularly in arduous, high security or vandal-proof applications since when installed hinge pin removal is virtually impossible.
The Phoenix range provides an extensive platform for many bespoke applications such as cranked and odd leaf hinges, special centred or offset leaves, profiled hinges for UPVC and composite frames, as well as storm proof hinges. Twin pin lift-off items and removable pins or journal supported hinges compliment decorative finial and parliament hinges. Several ranges are also available in solid brass or anti-microbial finishes in addition to many traditional special finishes.
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Designed for strength and attractive physical appearance the Phoenix range of heavy duty architectural hinges 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.
Variants within the FDB offering include the Loadmaster which is recommended for adjusted door weights up to and beyond 160kg, fitted with or without door closer devices, and annual usage up to 150,000 cycles. Dual bearing hinges – a hybrid five knuckle hinge incorporating two styles of bearing, plain knuckle bearings at the centre, and concealed or shrouded polymer bearings at the outer knuckle load bearing faces. Recommended for adjusted door weights up to 120kg, doors with or without all types of door closer and annual usage up to 200,000 cycles. Particularly suited for metal doorset applications.
The concealed bearing range incorporates a central knuckle on each hinge machined to take a stepped high technology polymer bush, requiring no lubrication and providing both vertical and lateral low friction with extremely low wear characteristics. Slimline hinges incorporate a unique design of solid extra deep turned phosphor bronze thrust washers and a slim knuckle diameter, resulting in a very aesthetically appealing product; they are suitable for 35mm to 54mm thick routinely used domestic, office and commercial doors.
Shrouded bearing types are lubrication free with high performance polymer bearings and smooth stainless steel washers to provide ball bearing levels of performance. Double washered hinges considerably enhance the performance of a plain bearing hinge by use of a pair of freely rotating stainless steel washers between each hinge knuckle. They are recommended for door weights of up to 60kg, with annual usage up to 25,000 cycles without or with only light duty door closer devices.
Plain knuckle hinges are suitable for use on a wide range of applications, including high quality joinery, such as cabinet and cupboard doors, through to internal dwelling doors. They are ideal where low door weight and low frequency of use are applicable.
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