≡ Menu
EMKA hinges for traditional panel doors

Use of a traditional lay-on protruding door has a number of advantages in electrical or electronic control enclosures since it ensures the greatest usable door area almost to the width of the frame and can often open to 180º even when cabinets are mounted side by side. We have therefore developed an extensive range of hinge types under the 1030 series umbrella, so as to ensure that builders of custom and standard panels can easily find a suitable item for flange returns within the 16mm to 25mm range, or greater.

The EMKA 1030 series hinges feature types which fit externally and versions which are concealed internally. Installation methods include screws, welding or stud fixing. All the 1030 series may be demounted with the door open to improve access to the interior or to door mounted equipment during maintenance or build/installation. This has been achieved by use of a lift-off design or removable pins.

This type of cabinet comes in many different types and sizes and are used in environments from offices/factories to oil rigs – so 1030 series hinges are supplied in a range of appropriate materials and finishes. These include: mild steel in ready for weld and paint, or zinc plated; zinc die cast finished in chrome or black powder coat; or stainless steel, for the best in strength and corrosion resistance.

Up to 2m plus height door units are catered for using multiples of 2, 3 or 4 hinges per door, in order to accommodate the weight of the door itself and its indicators, controls etc.

Aluminium window and door units from EMKA UK

Aluminium doors and instrument panels are an essential feature of some applications, e.g. in electronics on controls desks or for display panels. In these situations we offer aesthetic aluminium frame technology, engineered to suit specialist cabinets in standard or custom sizes. They are designed as tamper resistant see-through covers for instrumentation or other information e.g. announcement or mimic panels and offer cost saving benefits as complete factory assembled units ready for use on cabinets or as visual panels such as signs for directions, information or advertising.

As full doors the 1300 and 1200 series offer an anodised aluminium frame with fully glazed panel in 3mm acrylic, or polycarbonate for external applications. The 1200 series can also be used as window panels in 100mm modules from 300mm to 1000mm wide and up to 2000mm high. These can be used as simple lay-on viewing panels, or together with a depth extending frame of 30mm or 61mm, which is ideal for situations where protruding  instruments or push buttons are being covered for additional security. Side locking options can be used with depth frames ensuring no loss of visible area, and where horizontal hinging is required then gas spring supports are available as safety supports.

1300 series doors are a complete complement to large cabinets where style and visibility are prime requirements – they are supplied fully assembled with integral hinges and an 1180 series swing handle and rod locking system. The 1180 system features a low profile swing handle with protective sliding cover and accepts interchangeable lock modules from the EMKA range to suit particular key form requirements, e.g. key locks or insert locks. Door opening of up to 180 degrees can be achieved with the 1300 series as a stand alone installation and to 120 degrees when used as an in-line suite.

Wall mounted enclosure hardware from EMKA includes quarter-turn locks, wing knobs, hinges and rubber gasket strip

For many years our slogan here at EMKA has been “Everything but the Enclosure” –  which we intend to convey our commitment to providing enclosure hardware so that specialist metal workers and panel makers can manufacture high quality enclosures which suit the needs of the electrical controls industry, and the many other related industries who share the same physical protection criteria for personnel and equipment – “encapsulated” as it were in the IP rating system.

To this end we have developed a very focused modular approach to quarter-turn locks, also for hinges as well as gasket sealing strips – together these form a complete component package for wall mounted enclosures, encompassing both lay-on doors and recessed construction, with the possibility for sealing levels from IP44 to IP55 and IP66.

In particular we focus on the program 1000 wing knobs in non-locking or locking variants to IP65 and available in chrome or black zinc die, as well as black polyamide.

A locking door needs hinges of course, and for wall mount enclosures the 1069 series concealed hinges are ideal for lay-on door enclosures and may be fixed with studs, machine screws, weld studs or welded on. They feature easily removable hinge pins and 120° opening.

High quality sealing completes the door installation and here we offer the 1016 self-adhesive closed cell rubber gasket strip in sizes from 10mm x 3mm up to 80mm x 40mm.

In 3 simple steps the EMKA philosoply offers the custom/OEM enclosure builder a purpose-built package to complete most common types of wall mounted enclosure.

EMKA catalogue and certificate downloads

Our website downloads section is full of really useful material relating to all the business units we cover as well as other support information including assembly data, conformance certificates etc as follows:

EMKA custom production casting

Our business division "EMKA Production" provides custom products according to customer drawings using ultra-modern machinery with an extensive expertise in different manufacturing processes across a wide range of materials and technologies.       These include core areas of casting steel, injection molding of aluminum, zinc and high-performance plastics and in the extrusion of rubber and plastic profiles - other manufacturing - Read more ...

EMKA Biometric Swinghandle

Security Today is more than Just Locking - today, the standard set for modern IT–Infrastructure requires the highest level of physical security and has driven the development forward from a purely mechanical handle to a mechatronic handle system. This is something which our Electronics Business unit understands very well, which is why we developed our Biometric - Read more ...

1000 program polyamide housing for EMKA quarter-turn locks

Our market leading quarter-turn locks in the 1000 program have recently been given an alternative 30mm housing in polyamide which offers lower cost and better outdoor longevity for these popular locks. 1000 program locks offer sealing to IP65 and above dependant on specification. Now it is possible to select this polyamide housing combined with stainless steel - Read more ...

EMKA quarter turn locks

For many years the EMKA slogan has been "Everything but the Enclosure" - intended to convey our commitment to providing enclosure hardware so that specialist metal workers and panel makers can manufacture high quality enclosures which suit the needs of our electrical controls industry and the many other related industries who share the same physical - Read more ...

¼ turn lock for transport vehicles takes plug-in cylinders

Our new 1000 series ¼ turn lock is designed especially to accept plug-in cylinder barrels which need no securing screw for permanent fixture. There is nothing therefore to work loose and the cylinder is resistant to abusive use so being suitable for caravans, utility vehicles, specialist bodied trailers and trucks. The plug-in system 3 employed in - Read more ...

friction hinge with adjustable torque

Our new 1056 friction hinge is a 180° adjustable hinge unit which provides a simple support for lift up covers and doors in place of a separate cover or door stay. 1056 friction hinges thus save time at installation and in operation, at the same time providing safe control of hinged panels while servicing or adjustment - Read more ...

Locking, Hinging, Sealing and Custom Solutions for Road and Rail

Following our theme of the EMKA Business Unit structure we can see that for many years EMKA has been a major partner of the automotive, rail and related industries. At our in-house technology center we have developed standard product solutions and customized components and systems for furnishing commercial and special road vehicles and rail applications both on track and - Read more ...

EMKA’s Industrial Focus

It is interesting to consider that EMKA's business structure is built around four core business units - and perhaps historically our main focus is in the area of industrial application where EMKA is a leading and longtime partner/supplier, particularly in the specialist engineering sectors which include: electrical industry mechanical engineering HVAC technology plant engineering The EMKA - Read more ...

Biolock technology for industrial security thumbnail

We have discussed a lot in this blog and elsewhere about the need for physical security in relation to the obvious needs of Data Centres and Co-location cabinets to provide the ultimate in protection for valuable personal and national interest data-sets but it is important to not loose sight of the potential benefits of this technology for - Read more ...

180° hinges adjust in 2 or 3 dimensions

Our new Program 1054 180° screw-on hinges come in 2D and 3D adjustment types to allow for door re-alignment of specialist cabinets and enclosures or similar access panels. This enables manufacturers to compensate for the inevitable accumulation of tolerances in production of large format doors, or for users wishing to easily adjust for settlement in service - Read more ...