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Innovative new DIRAK hinge launched by FDB Panel Fittings

01 May 2019

News posted by Gary Miles

The new DIRAK hinge Pr01, now launched by FDB Panel Fittings, marks an innovative approach to the time-saving installation of IP65/67 hinging for specialist enclosures. DIRAK believe that to meet the requirements of industrial applications, panel hinges must be sturdy, robust and durable. Additionally, they should offer simple assembly, high strength and flexible usage. Consequently, for these applications they have developed a novel new hinge with fastening bracket, which ensures a precise fit in the rectangular cutouts and allows for easy installation using only one screw per side. Additionally, the seals on the hinge provide protection against the ingress of water and dust.

The stepped mounting surface on the back of each hinge half allows for easy alignment in the cutout and the gasketed fastening brackets can be tightened with a single screw, allowing for easy hinge positioning. This 180° opening hinge for nested doors (LH/RH) has been designed to require only one screw on each hinge flap. The hinge is moulded to fit rectangular cutouts on the door and frame with clamping backplate incorporating a gasket seal and positive location which enables a degree of adjustment and uses a single screw either side to clamp securely.

The design is configured to fit doors of thickness up to 4mm using the standard M6x12mm screws supplied. With longer screws then thicker panels may be accommodated. The Pr01 series is available in 50x40mm, 54x50mm and 60x60mm sizes.

Further information on the new DIRAK hinge Pr01 available from FDB Panel Fittings can be found at www.fdbonline.co.uk/collections/hinges/ip65. Information on FDB products and services may be found at: www.fdb.co.uk. Find the latest information and news on the FDB blog – www.fdbnews.co.uk, or follow them on twitter: www.twitter.com/fdbpanelfitting - also see www.youtube.com/fdbpanelfittings.