Located in the company's technology centrer the EMKA test laboratory offers a wide range of measuring and testing procedures – always taking into account the high-quality requirements for locks, hinges and seals. EMKA has now been accredited by the Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle GmbH – DAkkS) (The German National Accreditation Body) for ten selected test procedures. According to the standard DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025, it confirms the competence in the performance of material, life cycle and environmental simulation tests. The test laboratory thus meets all legal and normative requirements at the highest international level.
The facility has extensive equipment: from the water jet and dust test system, a salt spray and climate chamber on a spectral analyser to the tensile tester. The focus is on numerous processes in the field of environmental simulation testing, technical and mechanical testing of fittings as well as material analysis and life tests. Among other things, the DAkkS examined the quality management system of EMKA, selected measuring equipment and the implementation of test procedures by trained personnel. In a technical audit and a system audit, DAkkS employees assessed the conditions in the EMKA Technology Centre.
They also tested the expertise of the laboratory staff and issued the relevant notification after successful completion of the accreditation process. Subsequently, the DAkkS confirmed that EMKA possesses technically trained personnel as well as the technical and organizational abilities to carry out selected tests in accordance with the relevant standards and laws. Accredited to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025, the test laboratory is now an accredited conformity assessment body.
Enhancement of the program for hygienic areas and adding a solution that complies with the hygienic requirements according to EHEDG (European Hygienic Engineering Design Group).
AISI 303 for the food sector and AISI 316 for the food and medical sector:
Both versions comply with the hygienic requirements according to DIN EN 1672-2; DIN EN 14159 and EHEDG Doc.8. The DGUV certification is being prepared.Both versions are now provided with a radial, flush mounted flat seal and a more rounded insert head to ensure improved hygienic properties. The flat seal fulfils the requirements of the FDA 21 CFR 177.2600 and VO 1935/2004. In addition, for a highly practical cleaning option, the insert edges have been rounded off, which represents a further positive added value in the direction of hygiene requirements. Both quarter turns fulfil the hygienic requirements according to DGUV and EHEDG. The DGUV test and certification is in preparation.
The future presented on 280 m2: At HANNOVER MESSE 2019 EMKA presents the entire portfolio of electronic locking systems including several new solutions. In addition to further developments such as the eCam Safety or the Agent-E as well as proven products from EMKA's portfolio of single-point and multi-point locks, the trade fair presentation will focus in particular on the range of full locking systems including monitoring features for switch cabinets and server cabinets. Those interested will find the global market leader at Stand D30 in Hall 12 for the first time this year.
EMKA has further developed its proven eCam solution in the new eCam Safety variant especially for the field of mechanical engineering. The eCam secures doors and flaps in risk areas such as those surrounding switch cabinets or machines. The standard door Cam latch and the electronically controlled eCam tongue lock are electronically monitored and controlled to prevent unauthorized opening. eCam Safety is now TÜV-certified. The new version of the eCam includes redundant sensor elements to achieve the performance levels specified in the EU machinery directive.
The Agent-E is therefore one of the tried and tested long-lasting products in the EMKA portfolio of electronic locking solutions. In combination with the EMKA software, the electromechanical handle with wireless technology enables controlled access for authorised persons. The technology monitors and logs every opening and closing process. EMKA has now equipped the further developed Agent-E with an optical push-button, thus once again significantly optimizing its user-friendliness. In addition, two new optional reader modules have been added to the system so that additional card types can be used for ID card authorization.