We have been thinking about the “Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC” which regulates the installation of protective devices in dangerous situations and deals with components such as hinges and locking mechanisms – it differentiates between guards (bars, doors, hatches and similar) and protective devices and movable guards.
Relevant products within the EMKA program include fixed or removable hinges and automatic or “slam” locking catches eg “slam cams”, slam locks, spring loaded lock cylinders, retractable handle and spring closure side panel locks.
In addition the ELM and Agent E remote electronic cabinet locking systems provide keyed security plus access, control and event logging. This not only enables users to meet the requirements of the Machinery Directive, but also addresses issues of “mischievous operators” by limiting access further only to approved personnel.
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