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EMKA hygiene gaskets for HVAC and Food industries

As leading gasket providers to specialist panel builders for the HVAC and Food industries we at EMKA UK offer a range of gasket profiles to meet the particular requirements of these industries in terms of their sealing capabilities and their specific hygiene characteristics. These profiles are covered by guideline 6022 issued by the VDI association which describes the minimum hygienic standards for ventilation and air conditioning systems. Our 6022 program gaskets enable system builders to meet these requirements for planning, installation, operation and maintenance of ventilation and air conditioning systems in order to guarantee a suitable hygienic condition of the system as well as the outside air inlets for the air-conditioned premises.

These 6022 gasket profiles are suited to use by builders, architects, engineers, ventilation planners, manufacturers of air-conditioning systems, machine builders, authorising bodies, operators, service companies, stakeholders of room users (e.g. staff associations or committees as well as company physicians and public health officers).

In line with the latest engineering and production practices, these sealing profiles are intended to guarantee precise operation and longevity of ventilation and air-conditioning systems by positive installation, using either self-clamping edge fitting or U channel mounting within the door where they enable the system to run at overpressure without loss. They therefore maintain dust and other pollutants within the filter pathway where they can be effectively removed before air is delivered into the workplace or public areas. In addition they contain anti-bacterial and other additives preventing the spreading of bacteria, spores, fungi, mould and viruses in addition to their normal sealing properties.

Related hygiene gasket profiles for the food industry (in silicone) are certified according to FDA or by EHEDG (European Hygienic Engineering & Design Group) and are resistant to sterilising agents, vapour and concentrated cleaning agents, in order to meet the demands of frequent cleaning and sterilising demanded by this high stress application and the level of wear and tear this implies. Contact us for details.

EMKA eCam electronic locking system

A note from our colleagues managing the EMKA exhibition stand at Hannover this year – with the slogan “Connect & Collaborate” EMKA is putting its portfolio of electronic locking systems on centre stage at the Hanover Fair (HMI) 2018. At the stand M07 in hall 3, EMKA is also presenting the new system “eCam”: An electronic cam lock secures doors, flaps & co against unauthorised opening – whether it is in perilous safety zones around e. g. switch cabinets and machines or to prevent theft or sabotage.

Machine covers and switch cabinets are often locked by locking systems with a simple quarter turn and double-bit insert. Unauthorised people wanting to gain access need to invest little effort with these conventional systems. And also the traceable security falls by the wayside. With the business division EMKA Electronics, the company is the trailblazer in the field of electronic locking systems. EMKA offers customers flexible solutions for all sectors with which doors and flaps can be controlled conveniently on the one hand and are secured highly-effectively on the other hand. Whether actuation by ID card, PIN code, fingerprint or e. g. with the chip already used for time recording: EMKA can respond to any customer requirement.

EMKA eCam in locked positionThe system “eCam” consists of a quarter turn that can be actuated accordingly on the front of the door or flap and an electronic lock on the inside. It can also be opened by emergency opening in case of an emergency (e. g. in case of power failure). How this emergency opening is effected is also something the customer can decide – EMKA offers several options and has considered all scenarios. If required, “eCam” can also be integrated in the circuit of a machine to enable the opening or rather the emergency opening only in case the machine is dead.

At the HMI in Hanover, EMKA also explains and demonstrates the difference between electromechanical locks as single product as well as complete connected system solutions. The latter serve the purpose of having documented access control and cabinet monitoring. In this context, the consistent documentation and traceability play an essential role, e. g. making it possible to monitor centrally if someone has tried to get access to a switch cabinet and whether this person was authorised. Especially in sensitive areas, e. g. data centres, such system solutions are used including monitoring function.

EMKA specialist gasket profiles for enclosures, cabinets, vehicles, HVAC

As a specialist hardware company we are pleased to carry extensive stock of standard gasket profiles for enclosures, cabinets, vehicles, HVAC and similar. Extruded sections provide a simple and effective means of sealing to common IP ratings such as IP44, IP55, IP65, IP66. EMKA gaskets seal against ingress of dust or liquids when installed face-to-face between a door and cabinet frame. Other sections install edge-to-face and yet others seal inspection windows or provide a wiping action. Paint protection and compensation of varying gap thicknesses are further important factors in gasket application.

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.

In addition to electrical/electronic enclosures and cabinets, many standard sections are available specifically for applications such as motor vehicles, railway carriages, and off-road trucks and machines such as agricultural equipment and fire trucks. Coaches and motor homes also feature with moulded sections to suit doors, windows and ventilation panels, as well as external storage compartments. In addition EMKA 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.

The full gasket program now includes in excess of 730 sections with or without spring clip mounting spine for environmental sealing, equipment protection or personnel protection. Profiles in neoprene, epdm, PVC, black nitrate and natural rubber cover traditional expanded closed cell (self-adhesive) foam, through wiping blade and bubble or P type sections, to more complex multi-functional and custom designs.

Profiles include wiping designs, fillers and flocked weather strips and supported sections with internal or flange structural support. Specialist considerations regarding shore hardness, tensile strength, recoil elasticity, abrasion resistance and climatic/chemical resistance can also be advised upon and allowed for in custom production.

IF you don’t see a section that works for you then contact us here to discuss your custom needs.

Heavy duty rod controls from EMKA

EMKA Locking Systems include both round and flat Rod Controls – with both screw on and weld on possibilities, multiple length options and quick installation designs. Rod systems enable multi-point door closure together with our full range of swinghandles as well as T and L handles if required. Rods may be cut to required length with a number of rod actuating mechanisms to permit preferred operation and cost levels. (For Latches for heavy duty see: catalogue chapter 2: rod control)

The EMKA Pin Hinge solution for specialist enclosure doors and panels

Our engineers here at EMKA have put together a quick, simple, low cost and reliable pin hinging solution for specialist enclosure doors and panels. This range of pin hinges offer a quickly demountable installation with no loss of the pin – which is retained and spring loaded. These hinges are suitable for light panels where – Read more …

EMKA Hinges for flush cabinet doors offer smooth appearance and better security

Our EMKA range of hinges have been designed specifically to include many for fitment of flush doors to specialist enclosures and cabinets, so as to enable a smart clean look coupled with improved security, since the close fit of an inset door minimises access for tools and other pry bars. The full range allows 90° – Read more …

EMKA quarter turn locks

Most people , it may be argued, know us best for our quarter turn locks which have been a mainstay of specialist enclosure builders component kits for as long as many of us can remember – so our quarter turn overview page will probably be quite useful to a lot of engineers and installers. Page – Read more …

EMKA solve the prominent door hinging dilemma

“How do I hinge my prominent cabinet door robustly and aesthetically?” is a question often faced by specialist enclosure/cabinet builders. Usually asked along with the caveat that it must be quick to fit and at reasonable cost. Well, typically, we have a solution in our modular range of prominent door hinges to suit standard 20mm – Read more …

EMKA compression locking hinge for HVAC installations

Our range of Air Conditioning HVAC specialist panel hardware comprises a full program of heavy duty latches, lift and turn latch, pull handles, pull with quarter turn and 180° hinge coupled with P type gasket profiles  which may be provided in continuous sealed rings to ensure unbroken sealing,  which permits over pressure systems with minimal leaks – Read more …

EMKA Rod Lock systems maximise cabinet sealing and door utility

Our rod locking systems operate with traditional round or new flat rod designs sited within the door gasket area where they enable multi-point closure for optimal gasket pull-down. They can help in achieving IP65 levels or higher if matched with a suitable lock mechanism from EMKA’s modular program of swinghandles, quarter-turns and traditional L/T handles – Read more …

EMKA invisible pressure caravan lock

The Caravan Salon 2017 showed that door closures without handles are increasingly required for flaps and doors of mobile homes. This is a trend which has spread across the industry and presents new challenges for manufacturers. To meet these challenges our lock specialist designers and production engineers developed an invisible pressure lock which was recently – Read more …

EMKA gasket of EPDM with sealing area of foamed rubber (front) and clamping area of soft rubber with metal core (back)

The EMKA group is pushing development of our Gasketing division because of the high demand for gasket sealing profiles world wide – as the world market leader for cabinet locking systems we are delighted to be doubling  production capacity. The rubber plant in Arnedo, in the region of La Rioja, Spain, in particular, is going – Read more …

EMKA 1390 lifthandle fits exceptionally small spaces on specialist enclosures and cabinets

Our EMKA 1390 lifthandle is a mere 38mm wide and 260mm long, yet offers full multi-point rod lock security for specialist cabinets and enclosures. The 1390 series internal mechanism operates two flat rods for an especially narrow installation using cut-out or roller latching at unusually low cost. It is expected that this novel package of – Read more …

EMKA, lifthandles, escutcheons, rod locking, cabinet handles, handles;

Our novel 1190 lifthandle series offers a particularly narrow handle escutcheon and rod lock mechanism which enables mounting outside the door sealing area with an especially narrow margin. This ensures a completely free equipment mounting area on the cabinet door and by taking the lock mechanism outside the seal, it rationalises functionality while reducing cost – Read more …