Switches with guard locking

Safety switches with locking function ensure that safety gates, safety doors and other guards remain closed as long as a dangerous situation exists.

In production processes, interlockable door switches have three main tasks:

  1. Enable the machine/process when the safety guard is closed and locked
  2. Switching off the machine/process when the safety guard is open
  3. Safety guard position monitoring and interlocking

With the SLC / SLK safety switches with separate actuator and interlocking guard, the user can realise interlocking systems that comply with EN 1088, EN ISO 12100-1, 12100-2 and, since 29.12.2009, with the mandatory Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC.

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