AutomationDirect has expanded its line of safety products to include solenoid interlock safety switches.
Solenoid locking tongue interlock safety switches are designed to fit to the leading edge of sliding, hinged or lift-off machine guards and provide positively operated switching contacts. They provide a tamper resistant actuator mechanism and robust position interlock detection for moving guards.
Available in 30mm, 40mm and 73mm mounting profiles, the switches are designed with multiple actuator entry points and offer adjustable heads with 90-degree and 180-degree options; switch styles provide single and multiple half-inch female NPT conduit openings.
Welcome to Kickstart where you get to see new products here at AutomationDirect. Today I am going to show you our new safety solenoid locking switches from the brand IDEM. These new 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. We have 35 new parts with stainless steel, aluminum and plastic style bodies and in 3 different sizes. Units are available with solenoid voltages of 24 volts DC, 110 volts AC and 230 volts AC and several accessories are offered enabling the switches to be mounted to sliding and hinged doors. These units can be selected with the following contact configurations: Normally Open, Normally Closed, Normally Closed slow action and Normally Closed snap action. These IDEM Solenoid locking switches offer auxiliary contacts and LEDs for diagnostic feedback. They have a manual solenoid override for emergency access. Wiring to the units is through the ½" NPT conduit opening. Three sizes are available in 30mm, 40mm and 73mm mounting profiles. They all have adjustable heads which allow for different entry points. These safety solenoid switches are great for applications to prevent human access in dangerous areas. You might actually have something similar at home -- for example: if you have a front load washing machine. Once the cycle is started, the door locks by using a solenoid locking switch and prevents the operator from opening the door while the machine is running. You can find the agency approvals and specs for these new IDEM Solenoid interlock safety switches on our website at: www.automationdirect.com Don't forget: we sell other brands and styles of safety switches, limit switches and accessories. Check back with us often on AutomationDirects websites or on Youtube.com/Automationdirect for more Kickstart videos. If you are watching us on YouTube, please let us know what you think about these new IDEM Safety Switches or how you plan to use them in your application by dropping us a comment down below. Thanks for watching and we hope to see you again soon.