FDB Rocfast lock assembly service now offers up to IP67 sealing

17 October 2013

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FDB says its Rocfast programme saves time, money and mistakes by guiding customers through the process of specification, component matching, ordering, assembly, packaging and logistics – direct to site – worldwide. Now it covers the extra sealing requirements of high degrees of dust and water protection up to IP66 and IP67. Most common lock applications require the lower levels of IP54; however, in external use IP65 may be needed, and for harsh external or heavy hose down areas IP66 or IP67 is appropriate. IP67 entails submersion testing for even greater peace of mind.

These higher levels of sealing are generally achieved by use of single or double O rings. The FDB Rocfast programme ensures correct specification, correct assembly and correct logistics, which exemplifies the versatility and level of service provided. Locks are generally provided from ex-stock components so ensuring a rapid delivery process.

The Rocfast service includes all quarter-turn favourites with appropriate keys and IP-rated sealing, with cams of all types, traditional L or T handles, swinghandles and compression locks as applicable. This specialist service programme can deal with modern modular component systems or traditional single kit formats and with one-off or scheduled programme deliveries as well as separate packaging of locks/backnuts/keys etc. to suit logistical requirements. Where required complete fitting kits can be supplied including lock/s, hinges, gasket, and with lock cylinders + keys forwarded to a separate destination if desired.

Typically this could involve a careful investigation of the specification and supply parameters so that, for example, a suitable assembly of quarter-turn camlock, budget lock or stainless steel lock might be identified – coupled with perhaps a piano hinge or internal weld-on hinges – packed together with a precut length of clip on sealing profile, with packs to be delivered in batch quantities.

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