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EMKA industrial swinghandles and compression latch locks for specialist enclosures

18 June 2018


EMKA have an extensive portfolio of modular design swinghandles, lifthandles and compression latch locks for enclosures, cabinets, access panels and general industrial use to make life easier for specialist panel builders.

With over 30 swinghandle designs in our 1100, 1200, 1300, 2000 and 3000 series we have all the options covered from IP40 to IP65 and in sizes from small (finger operated) up to large – full hand operation with substantial torque capability for closure of multi-point systems on large doors with significant gasket pull down.

There are a number of variants with electronic locks, remote locking and combination digit manual locks in-built to specific handles and dual locking versions enable 2 person opening with either 2 separate keys or key + manual combination. Electronic locking of course permits key fob radio operation or remote unlocking via networked computer managed control.

The 1150 program is the most comprehensive with IP ratings of IP40, IP54, IP65 and IP66, in 80mm and 120mm versions in zinc-die, reinforced polyamide or stainless steel, and incorporates some 17 modular formats including digital combinations, padlockable and electromechanical activation for remote operation.

The IP65 Protector series of vandal resistant swinghandles from EMKA are designed for the streets – with WK2 certification (to DIN V ENV 1630) and anti-graffiti coating. They are intended specifically for outdoor service and supply cabinets, from street furniture to railways, parks and industrial developments.

The double cylinder Protector in zinc die and glass reinforced polyamide offers separate access to differing users of street furniture or industrial control cabinets such that two users can have individual access using standard 40/45mm profile half cylinders, e.g. shared utilities or service companies involved in telecoms, electrical supply, electronics, gas, water and similar.

The padlockable option enables two level access control with padlock and integral cylinder, or mechanical operation can readily be converted to electronic activation if required, e.g. in conjunction with EMKA’s ELM access control and monitoring system.


Compression Latch Locks

The EMKA 1000 program of compression latches typically seal to IP65 but are available up to IP69 and are suited to use where vibration may cause a non-compression latch to fail catastrophically, such as on gensets or specialist vehicles.

They come in zinc die, aluminium or stainless steel with 26 types of industry standard inserts, plus wing handles, L handles and T handles incorporating profile cylinders.

The EMKA range of flush compression latches and handles increase safety and minimises opportunities for vandalism by reducing access for tools. They optimise sealing with extruded profile sealing strips in materials like EPDM, neoprene or PVC.

The Program 1000-U852 compact compression latch from EMKA is a vibration-resistant locking solution to suit small enclosures with restricted available internal depth as often used on commercial vehicles.

The new EMKA hinge lock provides HVAC manufacturers with a full multi-function hinge/latch/lock for securing of big air conditioning units and similar. It provides door adjustment for correct sealing, 5mm gasket pull down with pressure relief and the ability to be used as both door lock and hinge.

This remarkable new locking hinge provides an independent 3D adjustable hinge facility integrated into a compression latch/lock with decompression function which is important for HVAC - allowing any over/under-pressure to be vented safely before opening.

EMKA’s Double Red compression latch handle offers dual level security and more comfortable operation for cabinets, door and covers. This locking solution is especially tailored to the numerous storage boxes in caravans for example where luggage and safety equipment is stowed. Thanks to the innovative closure technology it is also suitable for applications in wider sectors of industry and transport such as specialist vehicles where it is often a 1-to-1 replacement for existing industry standard systems. As both opening mechanisms are marked by a red ring visual indicator, the lock is called the Double Red - it is classified shock proof and vibration proof, as well as offering IP65 protection.

The 1342 swinghandle forms part of the EMKA Commercial Vehicle range and features a double-sided construction which adjusts from 15 to 30mm on the U1 version, and 30 to 45mm on the U2 variant. Their wide flanged clamping escutcheons spread the load on delicate skinned panels while ensuring a high degree of sealing to IP65. Incorporating a convenient L handle with multiple lock cylinder options which include all standard cylinders used in the caravan industry, as well as the POS clip-in cylinder 9850.

The Program 1000-U846 compression latch from EMKA benefits from our work in the railway industry where visual indication of open/closed status is a major requirement. It also means that users elsewhere, e.g. in road transport can make use of this high performance compression latch with clear visual status indicator. Its railway heritage also includes a “high speed” dust cap which maintains IP65 sealing and remains in place even at 450km/h.



Tel: 024 7661 6505


Industry Connections: Emka (UK) Ltd

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