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Food Hygiene hardware range from FDB Panel Fittings

16 March 2018


Stainless steel hygiene quarter-turn lock from FDB Panel Fittings

FDB Panel Fittings and their sales partner DIRAK have directly addressed the needs of both food and medical industries with the recent launch of their Food Hygiene range of quarter turn specialist L/T and cylinder locks enabling specialist enclosure manufacturers to complete compliant installations to hygiene regulations. They are perfect for hygiene/food requirements and also really well designed for style and ease of use, it has been noted how they are presented with no sharp edges or crevices so they can be confidently cleaned or hosed down.



Stainless Steel Hygiene Compression Latch from FDB Panel Fittings

For example  the 7-081.01 “Hygiene ¼ turn lock” in stainless steel which has been specifically designed to meet the requirements of food environments with an easy clean, non-dirt trapping design and IP69 sealing to K rating is able to withstand regular high pressure, high temperature wash down and steam cleaning. In addition, its blue silicon seal conforms to the requirements of the FDA (Food and Drug Administration).


IP69K rating means that in addition to hygiene sensitive applications, the 7-081.01 is suited to many other installations such as car wash centres, and outside machinery, e.g. dump trucks, cement mixers etc. that undergo regular intensive cleaning.

In particular the Food Hygiene L and T handle range is suitable for hygienic areas as it meets requirements according to DIN EN ISO 14159 and DIN EN 1672-2 and features highly polished surfaces to minimise contamination and ease cleaning. They incorporate a blue seal conforming with FDA requirements and identifying it for food applications plus where required they offer an integral cylinder lock mechanism with toothed grounding/earthing nut to guarantee a reliable contact between the quarter-turn latch and the enclosure so as to ensure a good electrically conducting connection. The whole unit is sealed with O-Rings (FDA compliant) which prevent ingress of liquids and dirt to IP65/67 according to DIN 60529


Stainless steel Locking L handle from FDB Panel Fittings for food sector and hygiene areas


All variants of the Hygiene Quarter-Turn range are tested according to the DGUV standard for the highest hygiene standards where they are designed specifically to meet the fundamental principles of Hygienic Design and have been given very special properties by virtue of well-designed geometric shapes, highly polished stainless steel surfaces and other materials selected to prevent the build-up of contaminants so that water can run off completely thus preventing bacterial contamination.

The high quality stainless steel (1.4404) guarantees high corrosion and temperature resistance and also ensures the Hygiene range is suitable for outdoor application.

HD Quarter-Turn, T-Handle and L-Handle are resistant to acid and alkali containing cleaning agents while their silicone seal approved for food processing use withstands steam and high-pressure cleaning temperatures from -60°C to +200°C, and guarantees freedom from contaminants. The blue sealing gasket meets the requirements of the Food and Drug Administration, and easily reveals food waste materials for removal.


Stainless steel Locking L handle from FDB Panel Fittings for food sector and hygiene areas

The hygiene range has been designed to present a particularly low height on the door and a smooth profile thus minimising clothing entanglement issues. At the same time each unit has been designed to offer increased closing force and thanks to various cam options, they can be adapted to suit many door and frame thicknesses in both left and right hand orientation.



For further information please contact FDB Panel Fittings on 0208 568 1616 or email: The full FDB Panel Fittings product range can be viewed at


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