Safety Switches for Automation – The Standard Range

 


 

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Safety Switches for Automation - The Standard Range

Safety Switches for Automation

 

Welcome to our range of Safety Switches for Automation; a range of products for controlling and monitoring guards opening and locking in three different applications – Heavy DutyMedium Duty and Compact Locations.

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

What is Heavy Duty?

 

Heavy Duty Safety Switches are for use where robustness and strength is paramount and for protecting heavy machinery in dusty, dirty environments. Heavy Duty Locking actuators have a head retention force of 10,000N and can be used in systems up to Performance Level e.

 

 

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What is Medium Duty?

 

Medium Duty Safety Switches are for use with lightweight machinery. Medium Duty Locking actuators have a head retention force of 2,500N and can be used in systems up to Performance Level d.

 

 

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What are Compact Switches?

 

 

Compact Switches are perfect for space limiting, short radius applications, up to Performance Level e. Compact Locking actuators have a head retention force of 8,000N and are high-coded to minimise system defeat.  Select a product from our list below to learn more and for a file download.

 

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What is a Safety Switch?   

A safety switch creates a stop command upon a guard opening. The access request is signalled via a positive break to the dual channel safety as the guard is opened.

 

 


 

 

 

What is Guard Locking?   

Safety switches with guard locking prevent access through a guard until is it safe to enter using solenoid control. The solenoid provides the locking mechanism to enable a run down time to elapse before access is permitted.

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

Heavy Duty Safety Switches

 

 

HDSS-001   |   HDSS-002   |   HDSS-003   |   HDSS-004   |   HDSS-005

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

Heavy Duty Guard Locks

 

 

HDGL-001   |  HDGL-002   |  HDGL-003   |  HDGL-004   |  HDGL-005

 

 

EIXA6EKR2LR411LVETP6P700NT04226F200MPB1
Left-handed Right-handed ⬇️ Left-handed ⬇️ Right-handed

EI2 Handle

Left Handed Single Action Escape Release Handle

✅ Robust Design

✅ Integrated Restart Prevention

✅ Integrated Emergency Egress

✅ Guard Locking up to Cat. 4 PLe

✅ Operator Controls with Emergency Stop

✅ Pre-wired M23 connector

✅ Easy to Install with just two fixings

EI4 Handle

Right Handed Single Action Escape Release Handle

✅ Robust Design

✅ Integrated Restart Prevention

✅ Integrated Emergency Egress

✅ Guard Locking up to Cat. 4 PLe

✅ Operator Controls with Emergency Stop

✅ Pre-wired M23 connector

✅ Easy to Install with just two fixings

Key   |   CLK-SUSS

This product requires one key (sold separately)

Cable   |   CABLE-5M-F2

5 metre (16.4ft) cable to suit M23 19-pin connector

Dual independent normally closed safety contacts;

✅   Applications up to Cat. 4, PLe

Safety on Guard Locking

✅   powering solenoid opens safety contacts

✅   local indication of guard lock status through yellow LED

✅   signalled non-safe monitoring of lock status

✅   Opening of guard only permissible through extraction of key

✅   Removal of restart prevention key monitored

✅   Whilst key is removed, safety contacts cannot be closed

 

 

Key Operated Switch

 

BK02T03543D700MPB1

Key Operated Switch - Why?

🛑   Requesting machine stop at end of a run-down cycle
🖥️   Enabling teach mode activation
⛔   Prevent unexpected restart when key removed and taken into a safeguarded space

Why Fortress?
Robust metal alloy enclosed key switch with pre-wired M12 connection and mounting with just two fixings for easily installation. Suitable for applications up to Cat. 4 PLe, this product is designed for indoor or outdoor IP67 installations. Dust cover lock protection ensures reliable operation .

Key   |   CLK-SUSS
This product requires one key to operate

🔌 CABLE-5M-D7
5 metre cable M12 connection to free wires.

BK0 (key switch)
2 (with lock protection)
T03543 (wiring reference)
D700 (10-pin M12 connector)
MPB1 (installation with just two fixings)

Open safety contacts on Key Removal

"Where can this key be used?"

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Networked Heavy Duty Interlocks with PROFIsafe & CIP Safety

 

EIXA6EKR2SRP11NDEIP6P7P2NPF10MPB1
Left-handed Right-handed ⬇️ Left-handed ⬇️ Right-handed

EI2 Handle

Left Handed Single Action Escape Release Handle

✅ Robust Design

PROFINET with PROFIsafe Connection

✅ Integrated Restart Prevention

✅ Integrated Emergency Egress

✅ Guard Locking up to Cat. 4 PLe

✅ Operator Controls with Emergency Stop

✅ Easy to Install with just two fixings

EI4 Handle

Right Handed Single Action Escape Release Handle

✅ Robust Design

PROFINET with PROFIsafe Connection

✅ Integrated Restart Prevention

✅ Integrated Emergency Egress

✅ Guard Locking up to Cat. 4 PLe

✅ Operator Controls with Emergency Stop

✅ Easy to Install with just two fixings

Key   |   CLK-SUSS
This product requires one key (sold separately)

Cabling from a logic controller to an interlock;
Cable Set   |   CABLE-10M-PF10-H
(includes M12 5-pin to free ends, and D-coded 4-pin to RJ45)

Cascading cabling between interlocks;
Cable Set   |   CABLE-10M-PF10-D
(includes 1x M12 5-pin dual ended and 1x dual ended D-coded 4-pin)

Dual independent normally closed safety contacts;

✅   Applications up to Cat. 4, PLe

Safety on Guard Locking

✅   powering solenoid opens safety contacts

✅   local indication of guard lock status through yellow LED

✅   signalled non-safe monitoring of lock status

✅   Opening of guard only permissible through extraction of key

✅   Removal of restart prevention key monitored

✅   Whilst key is removed, safety contacts cannot be closed

PROFINET / PROFIsafe enabled for direct communication to logic controller.

✅   Up to three dual channel safety components

✅   Integrate additional I/O with no additional cabling

✅   Connect external I/O with a unique configured design with a Fortress specialist

What External I/O? Do you have a light curtain, enabling switch, indicator light or sensor you wish to connect over PROFINET / PROFIsafe? Our specialists are here to help.

PF10 Connector Set

PF10 Connector Set

2x M12 D-Coded 4-pin Data + 2x M12 A-Coded 5-pin Power (M/F)

Installation of networked devices is quick and simple with plug and play connectors

 

EIXA6EKR2SRP11NHEIP6P7P2NPF10MPB1
Left-handed Right-handed ⬇️ Left-handed ⬇️ Right-handed

EI2 Handle

Left Handed Single Action Escape Release Handle

✅ Robust Design

EtherNet/IP with CIP Safety Connection

✅ Integrated Restart Prevention

✅ Integrated Emergency Egress

✅ Guard Locking up to Cat. 4 PLe

✅ Operator Controls with Emergency Stop

✅ Easy to Install with just two fixings

EI4 Handle

Right Handed Single Action Escape Release Handle

✅ Robust Design

EtherNet/IP with CIP Safety Connection

✅ Integrated Restart Prevention

✅ Integrated Emergency Egress

✅ Guard Locking up to Cat. 4 PLe

✅ Operator Controls with Emergency Stop

✅ Easy to Install with just two fixings

Key   |   CLK-SUSS
This product requires one key (sold separately)

Cabling from a logic controller to an interlock;
Cable Set   |   CABLE-10M-PF10-H
(includes M12 5-pin to free ends, and D-coded 4-pin to RJ45)

Cascading cabling between interlocks;
Cable Set   |   CABLE-10M-PF10-D
(includes 1x M12 5-pin dual ended and 1x dual ended D-coded 4-pin)

Dual independent normally closed safety contacts;

✅   Applications up to Cat. 4, PLe

Safety on Guard Locking

✅   powering solenoid opens safety contacts

✅   local indication of guard lock status through yellow LED

✅   signalled non-safe monitoring of lock status

✅   Opening of guard only permissible through extraction of key

✅   Removal of restart prevention key monitored

✅   Whilst key is removed, safety contacts cannot be closed

EtherNet/IP & CIP Safety enabled for direct communication to logic controller.

✅   Up to three dual channel safety components

✅   Integrate additional I/O with no additional cabling

✅   Connect external I/O with a unique configured design with a Fortress specialist

What External I/O? Do you have a light curtain, enabling switch, indicator light or sensor you wish to connect over EtherNet/IP & CIP Safety? Our specialists are here to help.

PF10 Connector Set

PF10 Connector Set

2x M12 D-Coded 4-pin Data + 2x M12 A-Coded 5-pin Power (M/F)

Installation of networked devices is quick and simple with plug and play connectors

 

 


 

 

 

Medium Duty Safety Switches

 

 

 

THHSMQ3   |   THNSMQ3   |   THSSMQ3

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

Medium Duty Guard Locking

 

 

 

THHSMDUQ3   |   THNSMDUQ3   |   THSSMDUQ3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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