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Stainless Steel Hardware for Stainless Steel Enclosures – from EMKA
- Published: Thursday, 07 July 2016 10:37
The EMKA program of stainless steel locks and hinges – along with suitable gasket sealing profiles - is ideal for specialist stainless steel enclosures or for grp and lightly finished steel housings where there is a need for high corrosion resistance and/or the high strength of stainless steel.
The EMKA modular design approach has provided panel builders with a selection of ¼ turn locks and latches to IP65, including many with a compression function for enhanced sealing and vibration resistance. Indeed their compression hygiene latch takes this a stage further with an exceptionally clean design intended to leave no hiding place for aggregation of dirt in between the cleaning cycle.
A typical matching hinge selection is likely to come from the EMKA 1056 and 1079 program of screw-on/lift-off hinges. The 1079 for example being designed with chamfered ends for simple cleaning, e.g. in the food processing industry – also 1046 series for flush doors and concealed within the cabinet for added protection in wash-down areas.
With locks and hinges in place a stainless steel enclosure of course needs a suitable means of sealing – which EMKA provide with their 1011-06 gasket in EPDM which incorporates a self-grip feature designed to suit the double flange construction often used on stainless steel enclosures for the greater rigidity that this confers.