01 March 2011
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Stainless compression latch has adjustable depth

A range of stainless steel handles, hinges, locks and swing handles, from FDB Panel Fittings, has been enhanced with the addition of an IP65 7-078 compression latch and its sister variant 7-079 with depth adjustable shaft.

This enables the cam position on the 7-079 to be re-set to accommodate varying door-to-frame depths. Both items are especially well suited to applications where vibration may be a significant problem or where an unusually wide compression range is required. Applications will include road vehicles, railway rolling stock, gen-sets and HVAC installations.

The compression stroke of 6mm on the 7-078 (9mm on 7-079) generates enough pressure to compress even the thickest gaskets and seals while the 90° action coupled with high pull down forces are capable of resisting vibrational movement that may otherwise allow doors to shake open. FDB's 7-078 and 7-079 also feature a colour indicator of open-closed status for ready identification. IP65 sealing against dust and water is the norm for applications with these latches – as are wet and corrosive environments where stainless steel hardware is a standard fitment.

Author
Paul Gay

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