EMKA are providing their retro-fit eCam system as an upgrade for mechanical locks and latches where an electronic interface is now needed to enhance security and give access logs integrated with other personnel monitoring networks.
The system aids electronic locking for quarter-turns and other latching with no need to change doors or panels on machine guards, machine controls, control and data housings, so securing major time and cost savings over the alternative of re-installing new cabinets. The solution is UL and DIN certified.
Other applications for the system include trailers, mobile homes and RVs where it facilitates multiple locking/unlocking from a remote central point.
The supply voltage needed is in the range 9V-32V, and emergency opening is aided using a Bowden cable mounting kit if required.
The 'safety' version, in particular, opens up entirely new applications in machine and switchboard cabinet construction. The system can be employed as a monitoring element for machine housings or switchboard cabinet doors. The system signals an open door to a higher-level control system, which assures that a machine is taken out of service or a cabinet is powered off.