Safety switches are interlocking devices used to monitor (and sometimes lock) machine guards, doors, gates, windows, jaws or other machinery to protect both people and machines. A variety of safety switch styles are available to detect unsafe conditions and isolate power from the hazard.
RFID Coded non-contact safety switches use RFID communication between switch and actuator to provide the most tamper-proof protection using both master and unique coded actuators.
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Coded non-contact safety switches use coded magnets to close the circuits, thereby offering even more protection. The safety switch and actuator work together in such a way that the enable condition from the safety device is only triggered if the actuating element is within the switch's response range and the code on the actuator matches that of the switch.
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Non-contact safety switches are interlocking devices that are designed to protect both people and machines. They are preferred in certain applications where no physical contact (under normal conditions) takes place between the switch and actuator.
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IDEM stand-alone non-contact magnetic coded switches can monitor opening/closing of machine guards, doors or other machinery access panels. The differences from a standard non-contact safety switch are that these stand-alone models use force guided contacts, contain an internal monitoring system and do not require an external safety relay. Coding offers a degree of tamper resistance.
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These safety switches combine magnetic locking and radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology to provide non-contact operation and high anti-tamper coding. In addition, an electromagnet is used to lock machine guards.
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These RFID coded safety switches have been designed to fit into the leading edge of machine guard doors to provide robust guard locking while also providing a double tamper resistant interlock mechanism.
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These solenoid locking switches are similar to our current safety interlock switches, but maintain a holding force on the key until the solenoid is energized to release.
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Tongue operated Safety Interlock Switches are designed to fit to the leading edge of sliding, hinged or lift off machine guards to provide positively operated switching contacts and provide a tamper resistant actuator mechanism. They are designed to provide robust position interlock detection for moving guards.
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Safety switch, hinge interlock operated
Hinge interlock safety switches fit to the hinged axis of machine guard doors. The switch body fits to the door frame and the actuator fits to the door.
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Safety interlock switches, safety limit switches and accessories are developed and manufactured according to IEC and EN European standards.
IDEM M12 Junction Block ... New!For use with magnetic and RFID coded non-contact switches. Allows the connection of up to eight switches in series to a single safety controller.
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