14 October 2020
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Visual indication IP69K stainless steel compression latch from EMKA

EMKA are always pleased to develop innovative new products for different market sectors – in this case an IP69K compression latch in stainless steel with visual status indication to suit railway and other special vehicle applications.

This allows for distanced observation of the lock status – whether the lock is open or closed – by virtue of a cover which is linked to the lock. If the lock is open then the cover is held open. Due to its compact design and high weather resistance the latch can be used in many outdoor areas, such as wind power plants, tunnel construction, traffic facilities and rail vehicles.

The lid of the new EMKA compression lock is spring-mounted and snaps shut automatically only when closed. If the lock is turned by 25 degrees or more, the lid remains open at an angle of 90 degrees. A clearly visible opening indicator then appears on the inside of the lid: a red area with the EMKA logo. On trains, for example, railway personnel can see from a distance as soon as a door or flap is not completely closed.

Major features include resistance to shaking and vibration, thus preventing unintentional opening of the lock, also the lock complies with protection class IP69K and fire protection regulations. Other features include automatic flap closure with seal on the lock to protect from damage to the door.

Author
Paul Fanning

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