Online store seen as vital link for customers
The FDB Online store is seen by the company as an important resource for specialist panel builders needing a single point of contact for many different latch configurations, such as slam latches.
Slam latch variants from sales partners, including DIRAK and others, are listed with sliding door latches, push-button types, sliding latches, refrigeration style and a stainless steel flush T handle. “These robust slam latches all offer simple, secure closure for many industrial applications, with fiddle-free, slam and forget closure,” says FDB.
Barrel push-button latches from FDB Online are said to be suitable for small doors on cabinets and are often used for electronic equipment, “while the circular T handle latch in AISI 316 stainless steel is great where corrosion protection is needed and space is limited”.
Sliding latches are appropriate to specialist vehicles and general-purpose closure, while the C38 slam latch with inside safety release is widely used in large size insulated enclosures or containerised units – where a surface-mounted latch is preferable to avoid breaching the integrity of the door.
“With its slam action against a roller striker, this unit can be used on doors flush fit against the frame and features a glow-in-the-dark inside safety ‘punch’ handle for emergency release. It incorporates through holes for a padlock hasp where additional security is required to lock the handle more permanently,” adds FDB.