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EMKA at EuroBLECH 2014 - Finding Solutions for Locks through Production Depth

EMKA presents its range of modular locking solutions in hall 16 on stand C12 under the maxim of combining locks, hinges and seals in a co-ordinated system. Based on the example of the new 1390 lever handle series, the company demonstrates how the diversity of its own production processes allows the implementation of new ideas for the protection of industrial and server racks. The distinguishing feature of the product range presented is its slim tilting space. This is significantly less than is standard on the market and allows users more generous access when loading and operating the racks.

The lever handles in the 1390 series from EMKA combine various components in different materials to form a locking system: they are embedded in a co-ordinated solution comprising lock, hinges and seal. All components are produced by the company itself and can be combined in a modular way. As such, the plastic injection moulding for the handles is complemented by features including zinc die-cast sliders as well as punched and bent rods in galvanised steel. In addition to this, there is a customised selection of sealing profiles. This production depth is a pre-requisite for a perfectly fitting system solution. Advantages for customers include the enlarged useful area of the cabinet and the convenient handle operation.

Slim tilting space
The bar lock on the 1390 series of lever handles, which sets the locking mechanism in motion, is integrated directly into the handle. As such, the central drive elements are located on the outside of the cabinet door. This technical solution results in a particularly slim tilting space. Because of the slimmer frame on the front door, the cabinet builders and users have a wider opening than with conventional locking solutions. The EMKA system therefore allows good access and easier handling. Moreover, it can be adapted in a modular way to suit the respective user applications: the locking mechanisms used in the handle, for example, can be replaced like in a construction kit. Furthermore, because of the slim and symmetrical hole pattern, the 1390 series can be fitted on both sides of the door – on the right or the left. As the lever handle is simply clipped into the rods in the tilting area, EMKA has significantly reduced the effort required for fitting.