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EMKA emergency hammer

As prominent suppliers to the specialist vehicle industry, here at EMKA we have introduced a new advance on the traditional design of emergency hammer for breaking tempered and laminated glass, as well as insulating glass.

Emergency hammers are a familiar sight in buses or trains, where they are located ready to use and clearly visible right next to the windows. In case of an accident or emergency, they help to break the window glass to allow trapped passengers to escape. The new EMKA emergency hammer is made of fibre-glass-reinforced plastic with hardened steel tip and complies with the relevant fire protection standards. The optional belt cutter is indispensable for the proper use in all vehicles with safety belts to cut straps with locked or trapped mechanisms.

This new design features a large convenient grip and is offered in three versions – two of which provide a hand protection grip. The range includes a simple holder or a security holder with extensible/retractable steel retaining cable.

Website upgrade

EMKA website new banner

We are pleased with the new upgrade on our main site which includes a range of new images and some useful new layout on the home page allowing visitors to more quickly find what you are looking for. Our Home page is now much more product orientated with a welcoming selection of product illustrations that enable you to get straight into finding what you need from our amazing range of quality hardware.

EPDM compression seals from EMKA

Here at EMKA UK we are successively converting the material of our self-clamping gasket profiles to single piece mouldings in EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer) replacing the previous two-part glued assembly of EPDM and (PVC). This means that EMKA gaskets have a significantly improved quality as the new mono-moulding has a broader thermal application range with higher resistance to weathering, UV radiation and acids, making the new sections particularly durable.

Without the need to join differing materials, more of the profile height is able to be compressed so that closure pressure may be reduced by up to 40% dependent on the actual section concerned, and latch operation is eased.

The new mono moulding sections feature more significant functional travel with hollow seals and lower compression force, while retaining the same equivalent insertion and retention force.  They have better temperature ranges, now spanning from -40°C to +100°C, and short-term up to +130°C, with better UV resistance – they offer the possibility to produce vulcanised rings and frames for quicker assembly, improved sealing and reduced costs as well as the option to manufacture profiles according to UL, EN 45545-2 orVDI6022 standards with appropriate tooling.

Following from continuous investment and development in its extrusion technology, we are able to make this conversion from EPDM + PVC to just EPDM as a cost-neutral change so the high-quality gaskets, which are manufactured at plants in Spain and England, can be offered at unchanged list prices.

We continue to offer a wide range of EPDM gaskets for enclosures and control cabinet design as well as for railway, air-conditioning and hygiene applications. Since the material has a high-pressure elasticity and excellent resilience, it is very well suited for sealing switch cabinets. After stretching or compression, the elastomer returns approximately to its original state. Cellular rubber profiles are soft, offer excellent contact surface with the housing at light pressure and thus provide an ideal seal. Many tolerances on the control cabinet door can therefore be accommodated. EMKA sealing profiles are particularly high quality and safe, and are covered by certificates according to DIN, VDI, UL and relevant fire protection standards.

new EMKA plastic rod lock system

EMKA presents new locking components made of high-performance plastic.

A control cabinet with a door height of up to two meters and a corresponding door panel thickness usually requires a locking system with multi-point locking to ensure adequate IP protection, among other things. The built-in locking system including a rod guide is usually made of metal, which makes the overall construction more expensive.

Now with a new solution made of high-performance plastic components, we can ensure efficient closure with optimum IP protection at a lower cost. Thanks to the proven, individually combinable design of the EMKA locking system, customers have a large selection of door locks at their disposal, from short key plates and various swivelling handles to lever handles.

EMKA bakery hygiene hardware

It is always helpful to hear of another company finding a good technical and service solution so we are delighted to refer to this article from the EMKA News about the provision of locks, hinges and gaskets for the bakery industry – an application that incorporates hygiene requirements along with a high degree of sealing Read more

EMKA sealing profiles

In the busy life of a manufacturing engineer it is easy to lose sight of standard options where the default choice will do – so it is useful to consider some simple EMKA options of extruded gasket profiles to suit varying applications for industrial cabinets/enclosures, specialist vehicles, HVACR, railways and similar. These include: EPDM/NBR – Read more

In these days of automatic internet searching, engineers can find almost any product at the press of a few buttons and here at EMKA UK this has become vital to our business. However we also take customer support seriously in a very traditional way and believe the personal approach is just as important. To this Read more

Electromechanical invisible locking from EMKA with new ePush Lock

Externally invisible locking is offered by our new ePush-Lock, meeting the need for a comfortable non-handle locking system. This flat design style of internal locking handle is the trend for mobile homes and many other applications where it is advantageous to disguise opening panels. Our engineers have therefore developed this new invisible electronic ePush Lock Read more

EMKA vehicle components

For many years EMKA has been a major partner of the specialist vehicle industries in both road and rail environments. In our in-house technology center, we have developed standard product solutions and customized components and systems for furnishing commercial and specialist vehicles, and railway rolling stock. This product range is also used in vehicle bodies Read more

EMKA Plug in gaskets

Our plug in sealing profiles are probably the quickest and easiest way of installing a gasket to an enclosure or cabinet door – no peeling off backing, no cutting corners, no stiff spine to manipulate – just simply push into a channel and trim at the end. We have EPDM in many styles and a selection Read more

EMKA hygiene compression latch

EMKA stainless steel hygiene compression latches now come with both rounded/double flat key insert and a new triangular key insert latch for improved security, which makes this quarter turn program for hygienic areas more secure against unauthorised access. The compression latch program meets hygiene standard DIN EN 1672- and DIN EN 14159 to protection level Read more


It was brilliant to meet existing and new customers at the first very busy day of PPMA Exhibition at the NEC Birmingham and are looking forward to the next two days. We have a new display incorporating much of our traditional range of locks, handles and hinges especially focused on packaging related machinery – with Read more

EMKA bow handles with clip fit cover

Our best selling bow-type handle with hexagon polyamide GF black 1095-35 is now available with cover to provide an attractive appearance and an added level of security. The easy fit clip cover is especially useful in public areas where colour options may be required eg for drawers or cupboards Read more

EMKA custom gaskets

While many installations of sealing gasket profiles fit the pattern of a common design, e.g. enclosure door seals, we can readily see from a quick glance at typical applications that often new sections are needed to fit new equipment designs. While being generally of a common concept, e.g. a “P” profile form, the detail design Read more