Padlockable swinghandles suit harsh environments

Paul Boughton
Padlock versions of Emka's popular 1107 and 1125 swinghandles and of the slimline 2100 programme are designed to make life easier for specifiers/designers, fabricators and operators of specialist enclosures where padlocking is required in corrosive environments. The use of stainless steel padlockable through-pillars, with reinforced polyamide bodies, is said to result in a simple-to-fit product. These items complement the padlockable stainless steel Emka L-handle, the quarter-turn key lock and its sister wing-handle, which all accept standard imperial padlock hasps of 3/16inch to 3/8inch. European padlock sizes of 4.5mm to 10mm are accommodated with appropriate variants.
The ability to padlock cabinets with one or more locks for safety and security is an increasingly important consideration, especially where high voltages or otherwise dangerous or sensitive equipment is housed. Typical applications will be found in electrical/electronic equipment in industrial process, offshore, HVAC, medical, food and automotive industries. IP65 protection is also often a necessity for such applications.
Whatever the size of cabinet, EMKA says it can supply padlocking handles to suit, with or without standard cylinder locks or to Ford specifications. The finish is black polyamide, black epoxy, chrome or plain stainless to suit the application.
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