New applications for unseen technology of sealing sections
Sealing profiles are the unsung heroes of cabinet sealing, vibration damping, dust exclusion, safety gap fillers and ventilating management. EMKA says it has excellent visibility of the sealing requirements presently demanded, and it is from this perspective that the company has greatly expanded the range of sealing profiles offered within its program since this type of material continues to find an ever-increasing range of applications across traditional control cabinets, through commercial vehicles to railway rolling stock, into specialist disability equipment, health and safety, security and monitoring arenas.
The EMKA gasket program now includes in excess of 500 sections with or without spring clip mounting spine for environmental sealing, equipment protection or personnel exclusion. Profiles in neoprene, epdm, PVC, black nitrate and natural rubber cover traditional expanded closed cell (self-adhesive) foam, through wiping blade and bubble or P type sections, to more complex multi-functional and custom designs.
This changing role is indicated by increasing requirements for compression locks and up to IP65 sealing. The EMKA sealing profiles incorporate a large number of stock sections and an extensive custom production capability. Many profiles are available as simple mouldings, but it is also possible to have sections moulded onto spring carriers even in small custom quantities.
Profiles include wiping designs, fillers and flocked weather strips and supported sections with internal or flange structural support. Specialist considerations regarding shore hardness, tensile strength, recoil elasticity, abrasion resistance and climatic/chemical resistance can also be advised upon and allowed for in custom production.
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