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EMKA cabinet hardware for multi-compartment control panels

Production of multi-compartment control panels is a specialist manufacturing job and requires simple standardised door locks, hinges and sealing strip, so it is fortunate that EMKA UK have exactly such a package of easy to install modular hardware.

This modular packaging makes it simple to select suitable locks, cams and hinge sizes with required fitting types.

EMKA's program 1000 T Handle in polyamide is exactly such a lock; it comes standard to IP65 sealing with or without EK333 keyed locks and varying body lengths and cams of from 18mm up to 60mm to allow for varying depth combinations of doors and frames.

This traditional T handle is often matched with an 180° zinc die lift-off hinge such as the program 1110 which offers a variety of fixing methods including hex screw, countersunk screw, threaded pin and push tightening locating pins, so that doors may be both fitted and removed simply if required and adjacent doors do not interfere when opened.

As may be expected EMKA also offer their closed cell self-adhesive sealing strip to complete the package - supplied in 3mm up to 40mm thicknesses this EPDM or CR strip provides a simple solution to sealing against dust and water in the environments generally encountered with such installations. Non-elastic self-adhesive backing also helps to eliminate shrinkage which can often otherwise result in gaps at joints.

Base level standalone electronic cabinet security

Base level standalone electronic cabinet security is offered by EMKA with their 1150 electromechanical swinghandle. This provides digital PIN pass code protection for a main lock, plus one other, e.g. a rear door or possibly a neighbouring rack. In a day-to-day data centre or co-location environment the digital keypad can operate two doors together or separately with mechanical cylinder key locks retained for use in case of power failure.

The electromechanical 1150 features an activation window when the correct code is entered on the pin pad then the lock is pre-energised and a green LED is illuminated on the handle. The handle lever then needs to be depressed briefly and released within a live window. After this the window closes and the lock resets - a correct PIN must then be re-entered. Five different PIN codes are available per handle. The administration of the code numbers is carried out directly at the keypad and requires authorisation via special master code number.

The 1150 electromechanical swinghandle is suitable for multi-point flat or round rod systems as well as using industry standard cut-outs, so is a simple retro-fit to upgrade existing equipment with single point or multi-point rod lock installations.

Further information on EMKA products and services may be found at where it is also possible to download their 3D CAD files and any part or the entire EMKA product catalogue. 
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