FDB Panel Fittings introduces long lock bodies for deep doors
Posted to News on 25th Jan 2024, 16:00

FDB Panel Fittings introduces long lock bodies for deep doors

When designing custom housings for electrical/electronic equipment, FDB Panel Fittings asserts that it is essential to match door/frame depths to the door lock so as to ensure the required degree of sealing (IP rating) and gasket pull-down.

FDB Panel Fittings introduces long lock bodies for deep doors

Gary Miles (MD) explains that for specialist enclosures with unusually thick doors and/or frames then length of lock body is the starting point for this matching process which can then be fine-tuned by selection of a compatible tab/cam.

At the FDB Panel Fittings Online store, there is now a huge selection of long lock bodies for quarter-turn locks and latches held in stock for urgent delivery.

Lock bodies come in lengths of 18mm, 30mm, 36mm, 40mm, 50mm and 60mm which may be matched with tabs in varying lengths and depths, with straight or stepped configurations where they are also offered to be used for lesser or greater depth adjustment. It is also asserted that standard cabinets can be manufactured in quantity and potentially with standard components however, a substantial proportion of specialist enclosures (maybe as much as half) are custom builds in small quantities. It is therefore vital that lock assemblies are available to ensure appropriate quality performance and appearance.

Interchangeable modular diameter bodies to industry standard dimensions are stocked in zinc die chrome plated, zinc die black powder-coated, black polyamide and 316 stainless steel allowing proper specification to match the requirements of the environment where the installation will take place. While most locks are supplied in component form for assembly by the customer FDB Panel Fittings offer a service to support proper selection and assembly under their Rocfast banner.

FDB Panel Fittings

Unit 20, Worton Hall Industrial Estate
Worton Road

+44 (0)20 8568 1616

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