The line, which is plug and play thanks to the use of M12 connectors (5- or 8-pin), includes variants with and without mechanical guard locking (standard tongue switch), or with electrical guard locking to protect personnel and/or processes. The standard tongue version can be used to detect when a guard is opened and then quickly stop the process, whereas the multiple guardlocking versions can be used to lock guards and doors until the process has safely come to a halt. Options for the guardlocking switches include power-to-lock with or without emergency release and with or without auxiliary release. When properly applied with a safety controller, these switches can meet a high level of safety per EN ISO 13849 and IEC/EN 61508/62061. The safety switches are suitable for securing and safely monitoring guard doors and safety flaps to protect workers from potential hazards and prevent interruption of processes. The slim metal housing fits on commonly used extrusion and a built-in LED provides switch status.
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