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EMKA (UK) Ltd Articles

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2nd March 2020
Latch Locks catalogue for special sectors

The EMKA 2020 catalogue and online offering expresses renewed emphasis on hardware for niche industries where locks and latches are required to meet particular criteria appropriate to sectors such as railways, HVAC, hygiene areas and caravans/mobile homes and trailers.

13th January 2020
Electromechanical invisible internal locking for mobile homes

Externally invisible locking is offered by the new EMKA ePush-Lock, meeting the need for a comfortable non-handle locking system. This flat design style of internal locking handle is the trend for mobile homes and many other applications where it is advantageous to disguise opening panels.

3rd April 2019
Invisible gear hinge a 180° fit for railway doors

It has been announced that the new EMKA 1007 program concealed gear hinge, often referred to in the industry as ‘SOSS’ type is a hidden 180° opening unit mounted within the width thickness of the doors with a minimum dimension of 33mm. Smooth sliding action and improved appearance are additionally offered by this rugged hinge which as well as being hidden is also resistant to vandalism.

28th March 2019
Custom locking solutions for railway applications

The experienced engineers at EMKA are well aware of the varying needs of industrial markets worldwide, the Railway industry of course is one in particular where they have both a standard product and significant custom design focus. Of course, custom design is applicable to large and small production quantities, but is always targeted at achieving the best lock, latch, sealing solution for rail related applications.

20th March 2019
Railway program 1001 safety latch lock has visual indicator

As a long-time partner of the train and transport industry, EMKA is constantly working on new and innovative locking developments like their IP65 Stainless Steel Safety Latch Lock with red/green visual position indicator. This flush mounted unit is tamper and vibration proof for rear mounting on doors of 5mm thickness where fully flush appearance is required, otherwise a slight inset or upstand is presented.

27th February 2019
Flush mounting quarter-turn and compression latches for railway

EMKA’s new catalogue of Ingenious Locking Technology for the Railroad Industry includes many new approaches to the specific needs of rail installers. The Program 1057 flush mounting quarter-turn latch is one such item. Designed for rear fitting to door panels of 3.5-21mm thickness and to present a very neat flush and vandal-resistant face, this lock is partnered with its sister Program 1000 IP65 stainless steel compression latch for mountin...

10th January 2019
Stainless steel tamper-proof compression latch for railway use

Vibration and tampering are both addressed with the new Program 1000 stainless steel compression latch from EMKA for use in railway applications. This IP65 latch offers a high degree of vandal-resistance by virtue of its tube key mechanism requiring a special internally profiled key to open/close and to operate the 6mm gasket compression featured by turning the key 90° - once to close the latch and then again to compress the gasket.

7th December 2018
eCam electromechanical lock offers convenient vehicle security

The new eCam from EMKA provides a secure electromechanical locking system to prevent opening of a manually operated latch/lock even when forced from the outside. The EMKA eCam is designed especially for trailers, mobile homes and RVs where it enables multiple locking/unlocking from a remote central point.

Mechanical Components
25th July 2018
Stainless steel hinges for specialist enclosures

Stainless steel is of course known for its robust strength under arduous corrosive conditions and that is exactly why EMKA chose it for their program of high performance specialist cabinet/enclosure hinges.

5th April 2018
Gasket profiles design especially for enclosures and vehicles

Carrying an extensive stock of standard gasket profiles for enclosures, cabinets, vehicles, HVAC and similar, specialist hardware company EMKA have extruded sections which provide a simple and effective means of sealing to common IP ratings such as IP44, IP55, IP65, IP66.

2nd January 2018
Extensive portfolio offers over 30 designs

  Manufacturer, EMKA has accumulated an extensive portfolio of modular design swinghandles, lifthandles and escutcheons for enclosures, cabinets, access panels and general industrial use to make life easier for specialist panel builders.

Materials and Fastening
11th October 2017
Save time and money with clip fix enclosure locking program

  The new 1500 clip fix quarter-turn locking program from EMKA is specifically designed for time saving in pressured assembly areas. This is so it can ensure high levels of enclosure sealing and presentation with minimum effort.

4th April 2017
Five considerations for securing your sensitive data

Managing your own data centre, colocation facility or technical data repository it can be difficult especially in terms of security, and how important security is. It is essential to safeguard sensitive information from physical theft, hacking, data breaches and human error. Even though there has already been a lot written about this, in this article it will help strengthen security strategies even further going forward.

23rd March 2017
21st century cabinet and enclosure hardware developments

A lot has happened since the Millennium, and feedback over the years from developing products to keep pace with industrial needs has driven the development of ubiquitous items like quarter-turn locks and latches which form a core range with companies such as EMKA (UK). Andy Bilingham, Managing Director at EMKA here explains more about the cabinet and enclosure hardware developments in the 21st century.

17th January 2017
Are you really who you say you are?

The world is constantly evolving, and it is pretty complicated already, however as technology evolves, challenges naturally ensue to harness and properly use the technology. These challenges become much more serious and difficult when the rate of technological change increases. As customers know, significant time is often necessary to understand, implement, experience, and adjust to the new technology if it is to be employed efficiently and ...

17th November 2016
Taking security to the server rack

Access security experts at EMKA point out that current data centre security practices rely on three things to ensure the protection of data. First, keeping a thief out of the building; second, monitoring the system to detect the removal of a hard drive; finally, encrypting the data on that hard drive so that if the first two fail, the hardware is still useless to the thief. Despite these efforts, data theft still occurs with some frequency, which...

Materials and Fastening
6th September 2016
Enclosure hardware receives new colour printing

Life has just been made a little bit easier by the ‘Everything but the Enclosure’ people at EMKA for specialist enclosure and cabinet builders, as they can now offer standard two colour pad printing onto swing handles, drawing pockets, air conditioning handles, drawer handles, L handles, T handles and even hinges as required.

Materials and Fastening
12th August 2016
Cabinet hardware for multi-compartment control panels

  Specialist manufacturing job, the production of multi-compartment control panels requires simple standardised door locks, hinges and a sealing strip, fortunately, EMKA UK have the exact such package of easy to install modular hardware.

20th March 2015
Whitepaper explores data security & vehicle technologies

Andy Billingham, MD, EMKA, has written a whitepaper which discusses how a range of advanced technologies have come together under the EMKA umbrella to meet the needs of applications such as data security and vehicle manufacturers – which nonetheless share many common areas of background expertise.

5th March 2015
Standalone security for data centre server racks

Base level standalone electronic cabinet security is offered by EMKA with their 1150 electromechanical swinghandle. This provides digital PIN pass code protection for a main lock, plus one other, e.g. a rear door or possibly a neighbouring rack. In a day-to-day data centre or co-location environment the digital keypad can operate two doors together or separately with mechanical cylinder key locks retained for use in case of power failure.

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