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 19 – and in particular while we seek to help customers with ex-stock supply of your hardware needs, to ensure you can rebuild your business. It derives from our philosophy to provide “everything but the enclosure” including locks, handles, hinges, swinghandles, gasket from stock in depth at our Coventry warehouse. Our team has been here throughout lockdown and is now available to support product choices, delivery schedules, specifications, and to offer customer support as lockdown lifts and we all transition to the “new normal”.
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 gaskets for enclosures and other purposes are available in self-adhesive, self-grip (clip-on), channel fixing and window type (with expansion insert). The range includes EPDM, NBR, CR, PVC and silicone, as well as fire protection specifications and many with EMC compatible coating.
Coaches, motor homes and caravans also feature with moulded sections to suit doors, windows and ventilation panels, as well as external storage compartments. In addition, we offer a bespoke custom design service – where there is a requirement for a really different profile then the team here at EMKA are delighted to design, develop and produce to suit specific needs. Contact here to discuss custom designs.
Moulded sealing strips are described in our catalogue and on our website to match the functions commonly found on special or custom build road and rail vehicles, i.e. glazing profiles, self-gripping, fire protection, EMC shielding, edge protection and tank support bands. These are common requirements for emergency service vehicles, caravans/motor homes, trucks, coaches, rail carriages and control cabinets to mention just a few applications.
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 simple possibility of tapping the internal connections, these control cabinets, often located at the roadside, are attractive for saboteurs and hackers. Deliberate destruction through vandalism is also commonplace. Therefore, it is all the more important to secure the technology contained in the switch cabinet with professional locking solutions, and for their physical protection, it literally depends on the right locking technology.
Often a swivel handle is used, so in order to ensure controlled access for authorized persons, EMKA has now developed a solution in which the power supply is on-demand using an inductive power supply and the release is done via smartphone app (Bluetooth based). Administration and monitoring are done remotely using management software. It is also feasible to define individual access authorizations via this software. The communication is based on Bluetooth ® Low Energy (BLE). The control centre can recognise at what time someone tried to open the cabinet or housing and can manage several thousand remote-control systems locking systems in this way.
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 air sterilising units, air filtration etc. where great urgency is presently experienced. Fortunately, it has long been EMKA policy to carry very large stocks of these items, since when a downturn occurs then fragile supply chains contribute to failure of manufacturing schedules and to even greater difficulties in ramping up again in the immediate recovery phase.
EMKA stainless steel locks and latches, – including latches hygiene approved by DGUV – and compression latches, are stocked in depth in the UK for urgent provision to essential projects where delays may cost lives. As the world moves forward to a recovery phase it is likely also that local stock in depth will provide the necessary resilience to help specialist equipment builders recover their businesses and to rebuild production teams. We urge companies seeking specialist hardware to contact us for an ex-stock service.
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
When we do a Google search for equipment handles or hardware handles, the range we are presented with is commonly known as extensive – nearly 200 million, so for EMKA to feature twice on page one of “enclosure handles” out of 21 million possible suggests that we know a bit about handles. We are delighted Read more
World’s first left-right refrigerator – EMKA developed an innovative locking solution for Dometic with alternate Left/Right opening. Having a refrigerator as one of the most important features in the interior of a caravan is not an innovation in itself – but a refrigerator that can be opened on both sides is definitely innovative. This versatile Read more
As major manufacturers in enclosure/cabinet hardware, here at EMKA we are aware of the space pressures often experienced by specialist panel builders – to this end we are pleased to offer very narrow vertical lever locking handles which reduce door margins to a minimum and can operate either inside or external to the gasket sealed area Read more
EMKA has some special multi point closure systems including stainless steel for Rail applications. These flat and round rod locking mechanisms enable full and consistent gasket pull down to ensure both maximum IP sealing and structural rigidity of the door and its closure Read more
The HVAC sector is one of the most important target groups for EMKA so naturally we continue to develop our portfolio and optimise our stock range to meet customer requirements. View new products here. Download catalogue here A new roller cam handle, a self aligning module connector, a locking hinge with optional compression relief in Read more
As a long established market leader we are delighted to announce that our compression latch technology continues to be applied to standard products, so increasing the performance available for standard applications in arduous environments – e.g. to IP69 where needed. Compression latches are available ex-stock for external installations such as railways, street furniture, oil and Read more
EMKA Group Corvid 19 notice (Last updated on 24-Mar-2020) – it is worth noting that out of 19 national subsidiaries worldwide 17 are working normally – including the UK – with only two who are operating with limited staff. Please do contact us if you have any concerns – and excuse the irony of a Read more
EMKA are global market leaders in ex-stock and custom provision of specialist enclosure and cabinet hardware for the electrical, electronic, data centre, HVACR and transport industries. Here in the UK we have built on that global offering in order to meet specific UK requirements in particular with Biometric locking, vehicle components and UK manufactured sealing Read more
The needs of our specialist panel building industry have been met by EMKA for many years and in the centre of that is our comprehensive round rod system for multi-point cabinet door closure. Generally used on larger cabinets for electrical or electronic equipment, round rods are installed with quarter-turn locks, e.g. T or L handles Read more