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EMKA expands product range with folding T-handles

EMKA has expanded its product range with a folding T-handle series. These locks are extremely robust and dedicated for use on heavy or oversized doors or flaps with a thickness of up to 4 mm. Therefore, EMKA also designed these systems to be much larger and stronger than the recently revised basic version.

The new robust dish handles are available in two different materials. In the first material variant, the dish and the handle are made of zinc die. Both components can be supplied chrome-plated or powder-coated – or in combination – depending on the customer’s requirements. The second variant comprises a stainless steel dish combined with zinc die or stainless steel T-handles.

The design of the opening mechanism focused equally on user-friendliness, stability, and safety. In order to open the door, the T-handle is folded up out of the dish and turned 90°. A choice of two round cylinder variants – using either identical or different keys – secures the folding handle inside the dish. Furthermore, a padlock < Ø 8 mm and/or an enhanced 12 V central locking system can be used to lock the model series 10503. This ensures that essential doors can be secured twice or even three times. The large locking forces are absorbed by solid steel or stainless steel cams in various crankings or alternatively by a 20 mm adjustable roller cam. In order to prevent moisture and dirt from penetrating through the T-dish handle, a seal made of sponge rubber is incorporated inside the chest handle, making it compliant with protection class IP 65.

Because of its large, robust design and high resistance to adverse weather conditions, the new heavy-duty version of the T-dish handle can be used in many areas. The modern design with the flush-mounted lock and the high-quality surface finish also perfectly suits its scope of application. The customer’s benefits:

  • the robust design makes it possible to use the lock in applications where powerful forces are at work
  • the lock‘s flush finish with the bodywork guarantees a low risk of injury when used on vehicles while emphasising the design in a clear, uninterrupted line
  • the polished surfaces and the use of chrome gibe the T-dish handle a high-quality, attractive appearance

The extensive application options available for flaps, covers and doors found on lorries, tipper lorries, cranes, excavators, special vehicles, agricultural vehicles, generators, large HVAC units, and other units are protected with thick sheet metal.