Safety gate switch with guard locking
Solenoid controlled safety switches (interlocks) ensure that sliding, hinged and removable guarding devices, cannot be opened until dangerous conditions (e.g. run-on movements) have been terminated. This takes place in co-ordination with the control system of a machine.
Solenoid interlocks are also used for applications in which the opening of a guard represents a non-permissible intrusion in a production process.
The solenoid controlled safety switches can additionaly be configured with an internal release, safety key function (to prevent accidental lock-in), different actuators and/or multiple control elements.