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EMKA stainless steel series locks, handles, hinges, swinghandles

The present lockdown and its associated lifting to enable a recovery phase is reflected in an increased need for stainless steel hardware such as our ex-stock locks, handles, hinges and swinghandles. These are required for new and upgrade installations of air conditioning plant, offshore controls, food processing and other washdown areas where enclosures or cabinets call for “everything but the enclosure” and especially in stainless steel where IP ratings of IP40, 65,66 and IP69 are available.

The EMKA program of stainless steel hardware includes standard quarter turn locks and latches as well as compression latches, special hygiene rated quarter turns are an important feature of the range together with padlockable handles. The program includes traditional L and T styles as well as the now common swinghandle design which are matched with stainless steel roller ended rod mechanisms to facilitate multiple closure locking points on large free standing or suited cabinets. Hinges in stainless steel offer robust, corrosion resistant service on prominent or flush doors and are matched with bridge handles and door controls in the form of telescopic stay or door stop.

Coronavirus equipment hardware components from EMKA

The current measures in dealing with the Covid 19 pandemic have given rise to many expanded applications in the healthcare sector which call for hardware such as quarter turn locks. These adaptations are calling for large numbers of components for devices previously only seen in quite small quantities. Examples include foot operated sanitisers, closure mechanisms on ventilators and other hospital/laboratory equipment.

EMKA are happy to offer suitable hardware from stock and see much of the requirement focussed on stainless steel or high quality, easy clean chrome finished locks and handles. Requirements vary considerably from budget level protection of low value items in indoor situations, as with hand sanitisers where a simple IP40 item is suitable; all the way up to needing IP65 sealing or higher, where valuable equipment must be protected from excessive ingress of dust and water.

EMKA quarter turn locks for new enclosure ranges

In order to set up control and switchgear systems as quickly as possible and to operate them safely, system engineers need a wide range of electro-technical components that must meet a variety of requirements in order to interact. This means that Enclosure OEMs require flexible design and reliable application which includes locking technology, which should not only be easy to operate but must also protect against the ingress of water and dust. EMKA work with OEMs of all types from local to global to provide special types and sizes –  a good example is the recent collaboration with Rittal, which completely relaunched its range of small and compact enclosures with the new AX and KX series. For EMKA, this meant achieving the highest standards of installation convenience and IP protection – standards that we meet for all OEM customers – please contact us to discuss your OEM requirements. 

EMKA lightweight rod lock system for cabinets

The latest EMKA rod locking system in high tech plastic and stainless steel, is lightweight, cost effective, corrosion resistant and easy to adjust – with a choice of lock types to suit cabinets with door height of up to two metres with optimum IP protection.


EMKA edge protection profiles

Our extruded edge protectors are now offered in a wide range of sizes using spring steel spines within PVC or EPDM sheaths, so ensuring a firm grip. We are also pleased to announce sections in fire grade EPDM. Self-locking “U” sections are ideal for covering of potentially sharp metal or glass fibre edges which may Read more

EMKA gasket sealing profiles

With a manufacturing site here in the UK – in Birmingham – EMKA (UK) are well placed to offer excellent delivery of high-quality EPDM gasket profiles. A quick Google search confirms – with more than 3 page one reports – we can see that our specialist approach is appreciated, whether for self-adhesive cellular foam or Read more

EMKA cabinet and enclosure hardware developments

Coming out of the Covid 19 lock down and possibly headed into a recession it is fair to say that sourcing basic industrial components may be a problem from some manufacturers – but not from EMKA! We have experienced a significantly enhanced level of RFQs in recent weeks and are pleased to say that both Read more

EMKA window gasket profiles

EMKA offer effective ex-stock gasket solutions for glazing of inspection panels on equipment and windows on vehicles. Based on traditional well proven designs, these EPDM glazing profiles come in an “H” section clamping style with separate locking strip to ensure a secure fixing of glass/acrylic/polycarbonate/aluminium, or similar panels of up to 6mm thickness in up Read more

EMKA stainless steel hinge for prominent doors

Greatly aiding the quick and straight forward fitment of doors to specialist enclosures this high quality cast hinge is a robust solution to easy assembly of specialist enclosures especially where future door removal may be foreseen. The  Program 1110 lift-off hinge is made of stainless steel precision casting with an opening angle of 180°. It Read more

Enclosure hardware from EMKA

Our team here  at EMKA see ourselves as market leaders in ex-stock and custom provision of specialist enclosure and cabinet hardware for the electrical, electronic, data centre, HVACR and transport industries. This is even more relevant today as we all go that extra mile to find our way through the business recovery phase of Covid Read more

EMKA special sealing profiles for specialist situations – rail, road, off-road, HVAC

We are pleased to offer our specialist sealing profiles – and custom design service for special applications coupled with our experienced factory based design expertise – especially where IP ratings of up to IP66 are required. Specialist gasket sections are offered in flame retardant, low smoke, low tox materials compliant to relevant standards while extruded Read more

EMKA Smartphone locking

This year our engineers expect to present new and further developments of swivel handles, quarter turns, compression latches, and electro-mechanical locks. For example the EMKA Electronics division intend to present a new innovation: a locking solution for passive outdoor control cabinets or telecommunication housings – which, due to the amount of data and the relatively Read more

EMKA components for medical devices and food processing

As market leading manufacturer/suppliers to many specialist industrial markets, EMKA UK are pleased to announce they have good stocks of hardware such as 316 grade stainless steel items for general medical equipment or devices – ideal for hospital use, as well as for food processing where similar considerations may apply. Typical applications include hospital beds, hospital Read more

We are delighted that we have been able to maintain continuous customer service through the great efforts of our team – the past weeks have confronted us with a number of organizational challenges, but everybody has risen to that challenge. Now that the German Government has decided to relax their Covid lock down further, our Read more