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EMKA edge protection profiles

Edge protection profile sections serve the multiple purposes of protecting personnel from potentially sharp edges, providing a seal to keep out ingress of material objects, protecting the paint finish, sound deadening, aesthetic enhancement and so on. All these roles reflect the function of enclosures or other protective panels – so as you would expect EMKA offer a range of edge protection sections some of which which can be seen on our website here or in the EMKA Profiles catalogue which contains many more sections of all types and can be downloaded here. 

emka locks

Largely under the grouping of quarter turn locks we find spanner locks, insert locks and key locks – often also referred to as latches – although strictly speaking of course “latch” refers to the cam action itself which may not involve a key of any sort.

The term spanner locks describes a latch designed to be opened with a simple generic tool or key such as a spanner, screwdriver or coin and so offer very low security but often perfectly sufficient to the application where low risk or vulnerability is involved and where only trusted persons have access. Insert locks are a step up from there in that they require a specific tool such as a triangular key or “double bar” form to fit the barrel so the latch may be operated and the door opened. Then we have key locks which use a more generally recognised key to lock or release the mechanism restricting operation of the handle/latch.

Spanner locks, insert locks and keylocks with a wide variety of handles are available from our catalogue – from extensive UK stock.


Solutions for the railways

EMKA product ranges specifically for the rail industry are characterized by their modular design, versatility and high quality. They meet the specific requirements of the industry and correspond to the relevant national and international standards such as EN 45545 “Railway applications – Fire protection of railway vehicles”.

Besides some 15,000 standard catalogue items, EMKA offers individual production according to customer drawings – something of particular value in the Rail and associated industries. We are able to do this based on our long history of investment in ultra-modern machinery and an extensive know-how of different manufacturing technologies so as to achieve optimum use of the latest materials and design techniques.

EMKA are suppliers of locks, latches, handles, hinges, gasket and swinghandles to leading manufacturers of the industry such as: Alstom, Bombardier, Deutsche Bahn, Stadler, Voith, Vossloh

Our Rail Industry locking technology catalogue may be accessed here.

New EMKA Catalogue - Ingenious Locking Technology 2018/2019

This new 2018/2019 catalogue covers our comprehensive range of over 15,000 ingenious locking technology products – in fact “everything but the enclosure” certified to ISO 9001.

EMKA is the world market leader for locking systems, hinges and gasketing for switch and control cabinets and in the sectors of HVACR, food technology and transport – we rank among the leading manufacturers of locking technology as we can see from this new catalogue and accompanying specialist brochures.

Also covered are details of general product notes, IP protection categories, UL/NEMA protection categories, with information regarding REACH, RoHS conformity and the WEEE directive. Further information is provided on gasket tolerances, compressions, resistances and fire protection information, as well as ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 certification.

The new EMKA 2018/2019 catalogue and companion specialist brochures can be downloaded at www.emkablog.co.uk/2018-2019-catalogue or requested by email or phone to sales@emka.co.uk, telephone 024 7661 6505.


EMKA stainless steel compression latch for hygiene areas and washdown

Our quarter turn for hygienic areas meets hygiene standard acc. to DIN EN 1672- and DIN EN 14159. This item is completely IP 65, not only from outside to inside (common Standard), but also within the application. It is also tamper and vibration-proof –  the compression latch is designed to be vibration-proof as such but – Read more …

EMKA Gasket tooling capability

As most people know we have a truly extensive range of standard gasket profiles in materials such as EPDM, neoprene, PVC, black nitrile, natural rubber, and silicone, but as engineers often find there can be advantages to a custom design. So, we are delighted that our manufacturing division have taken the step of adding further – Read more …

New 2018 Electronic and Biometric Locking Catalogue from EMKA

Because threats to data security are internal to organisations as well as external, securing physical access to server cabinets is essential. That’s why corporations, military units and intelligence communities rely on EMKA-Digitus Biometrics, and stemming from this partnership there is now a full and free catalogue on the EMKA-Digitus range of Electronic and Biometric locking – Read more …

EMKA Aluminium PROflex window kits for quicker self-assembly

Our modular PROflex aluminium window system enables users to fabricate what they want, when they want it, off the shelf for use as windows or mounting panels with or without depth frame for clearance of door mounted instrumentation. This DIY approach enables panels to be outsourced in non-standard materials to non-standard sizes. It also allows – Read more …

EMKA hollow section enclosure gasket to fit door channel

Our program 1003 hollow gasket is a mainstay for sealing of enclosure doors where they can easily be fitted into a channel around the periphery of the door giving a face to face contact on the enclosure frame. These rectangular sealing profile sections offer a relatively soft compression for exclusion of dust and water, while – Read more …

EMKA toggle and hook latches – quick and convenient spring closure

Toggle latches, over-centre catches, wire toggles, spring catches and so on are a common quick action method of closure for packing of equipment or temporary fitting of masks/jigs etc. So we are pleased that as market leader in enclosure hardware we here at EMKA UK have a comprehensive range for specialist OEMs, installers, manufacturers and – Read more …

EMKA high performance 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 we chose it for our program of specialist cabinet/enclosure hinges. Our range of internal/external screw-on/weld-on designs are specifically developed to complement stainless steel or non-metallic enclosures in frequent wash-down areas or in marine environments. Users of – Read more …

Specialist stainless steel cabinet and enclosure latch/locks from EMKA

Two well-known factors come together – the well understood benefits of stainless steel and the proven design/engineering technologies of EMKA in our range of specialist latches and locks for industrial cabinets and enclosures. EMKA expertise enables the corrosion-resistance and ultimate strength of stainless steel to be developed into the robust longevity of these locking products – Read more …

As innovators and market leaders from our very beginning EMKA seized on the swinghandle concept for it’s many benefits over traditional handle solutions – such as eliminating clothing hazards, reducing space in narrow corridors, reduced transit damage, improved aesthetics, – all good reasons why the swinghandle has become the handle of choice for many specialist – Read more …

EMKA 1200 program Aluminium Windows for vision, for mounting, for protection

Our 1200 program aluminium windows provide visibility, mounting space and protection when used in conjunction with electrical enclosures or cabinets where instrumentation, push buttons or other control equipment requires secondary visibility, mounting or protection. They may be used as a window or as a primary door. The 1200 and 1210 Proflex series come as low – Read more …