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Safety Interlock Switches, Guard Locking Switches, Rope Pull Switches, Emergency Stops, Safety Relays from IDEM Safety Switches

Solenoid Locking Tongue Safety Switches

IDEM's extensive range of Solenoid Locking Tongue Safety Switches has been designed to provide robust position interlock detection for moving guards and provide a lock mechanism to keep the guard closed until the hazard has been removed.

They are tongue operated and have been designed and manufactured in the UK to fit to the leading edge of sliding or hinged machine guards to provide positively operated switching contacts and provide a tamper resistant, not easily defeatable key mechanism.

Depending on the risk assessment for the application they can be used independently to provide positively operated contacts to IEC60947-5-1. Additionally they can be used in combination with any dual channel safety monitoring relays to provide up to PLe Category 4 to ISO13849-1 or SIL3 EN62061.

Available in various materials and housing styles to provide complete flexibility of choice depending upon the application. They offer a choice of contact blocks, LED diagnostics and various actuators to aid installation and maintain durability throughout the rigorous applications of Factory Automation, Packaging, Food Processing, Pharmaceutical and Petro-Chemical Industries.

Models available:

  • KL1-P: Guard Locking Switch Plastic LEILOCK
  • KLTM and KLT-SS: Solenoid Guard Locking Switches
  • KLM-RR: Rear Manual Escape Release
  • KL3-SS-RR: Rear Manual Escape Release
  • KL3-SS-P2L: Stainless Steel 316 with Guard Locking
  • KLP: Guard Locking Switch Plastic SEZYLOCK
  • KL3-SS: Stainless Steel Guard Locking Switch
  • KL4-SS: Stainless Steel Guard Locking Switch
  • KLM: Guard Locking Switch Metal SAMLOCK
  • KLP-P2L: Tongue Switch with Guard Locking
  • KLM-P2L: Tongue Switch Guard Locking
  • KL1-SS: Stainless Steel Guard Locking Switch
  • GBL-1: Gate Bolt Tongue Switch Actuator
     
Non Contact Magnetic Safety Switches Plastic

All of IDEM's Non Contact Magnetic Safety Switches are designed to conform to IEC 60947-5-3 and be used as directed by ISO12100, ISO14121 and EN 60204-1.

They have magnetic sensing which provides a wide (>12mm) sensing distance and provides a high tolerance to misalignment after sensing.

They can operate from 4 directions even in extreme environments of temperature and moisture.

They have volt free high power switching capability (either 1A or 2A ac/dc) and can be used independently to switch low risk applications, or connect to a Safety Relay to provide higher safety levels.

The Plastic IDEMAG range have been developed for non contact guard door interlocking (hinged, sliding or removable) in the applications of general factory automation, packaging and some food processing industries.

Magnetic High Power Switching up to 230Vac 2A.

Dual channel safety output 2NC (1NO auxiliary optional).

Enclosure protected to IP67 or IP69K, resistant to high temperature hosing and detergent washdown.

Offered with a choice of miniature, compact, wide or barrel type housings.

Resistance to many organic and inorganic chemicals

Models available:

  • LPR (LED): Non Contact Magnetic EUROMAG
  • LPR: Magnetic Non Contact EUROMAG
  • SPR: Magnetic Non Contact IDEMAG
  • CPR: Magnetic Non Contact IDEMAG
  • WPR: Magnetic Non Contact IDEMAG
  • RPR: Magnetic Non Contact IDEMAG
  • MPR: Magnetic Non Contact IDEMAG
     
Tongue Operated Safety Interlock Guard Switches

IDEM 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, not easily defeatable key mechanism.

They are designed to provide robust position interlock detection for moving guards.

Depending upon the risk assessment for the application, they can be used independently to provide positively operated contacts to IEC60947-5-1 or they can be used in combination with any dual channel safety monitoring relays to provide up to Category 4 PLe ISO13849-1 or SIL3 EN60261. They are available in various materials and housing styles to provide complete flexibility of choice depending upon the application. They offer a choice of contact blocks (including Explosion Proof) and various actuators to aid installation and maintain durability.

The switch is rigidly mounted to the frame of the guard or machine. The actuator is fitted to the moving part (frame) of the guard and is aligned to the switch entry aperture. The actuator profile is designed to match a cam mechanism within the switch head and provides a positively operated not easily defeatable interlock switch.

For the harsh environments like Food Processing, Pharmaceutical and Petro-Chemical Industries the Stainless Steel 316 range offers protection up to IP69K for use in high pressure chemical cleaning or CIP/SIP applications.

Models available:

  • KM-SS: Stainless Steel Interlock HYGIECAM
  • IDIS-1: Tongue Interlock Safety Switch
  • KM: Interlock Tongue Safety Switch
  • KP & KP-SS: Interlock Tongue Switches
  • K-SS: Stainless Steel Tongue Switch HYGIECAM
  • INCH-3 Compact Tongue Interlock Safety Switch
  • K-15 & K-15-SS: Tongue Switches
  • GBA-1: Gate Bolt Tongue Switch Actuator
  • IDIS-2: Hinge Interlock Safety Switch
  • INCH-1 Compact Tongue Interlock Safety Switch
  • MK1-SS Compact Tongue Interlock Safety Switch

 

Guardian Line Series Grab Wire Safety Rope Switches

Designed to be mounted on machines and sections of conveyors which cannot be protected by guards.

In contrast to traditional mushroom head type emergency stop buttons, Grab Wire Safety Rope Switches can initiate the emergency command from any point along the installed rope length and provide robust Emergency Stop Rope Pull protection for exposed conveyors or machines.

In combination with a dual channel safety monitoring relay IDEM's Guardian Line Series Grab Wire Safety Rope Switch System can be used as emergency stop devices monitored for up to Category 4 to EN 954-1 or PLe ISO 13849-1.

All conform to ISO 13850 and IEC 60947-5-5 and they have a positive mechanical linkage between the switch contacts and the wire rope. The switches have wire breakage monitoring.

On pulling the rope, anywhere along the length, the safety contacts are positively opened and the auxiliary contacts are closed. The switches are mechanically latched and can then only be returned to the operational condition by pressing the blue reset button as required by ISO 13950.

An optional 2 color LED indicator is available to enable switch status to be viewed from a distance.

Models and accessories available:

  • Full Installation Instructions for IDEM Rope Pull Kits
  • IdeSafe Bus System: 2 Wire Safety Communications
  • GLS-SS: Guardian Line Standard Duty S/Steel
  • GLHL/GLHR: Guardian Line Heavy Duty
  • GLHL/R-SS: Guardian Line Heavy Duty Stainless Steel
  • GLHD: Guardian Line Heavy Duty
  • GLHD-SS: Guardian Line Heavy Duty Stainless Steel
  • GLM: Guardian Line Mini Duty Rope Switch
  • GLS: Guardian Line Standard Duty Rope Switch
  • Guardian Line Quick Connect Versions
  • GLS-AR: Grab Wire Auto Reset Trip Switch
  • Accessories: Guardian Line Rope Switches

 

Coded Non Contact Safety Switches Plastic

All of IDEM's Coded Non Contact Safety Switches are designed to conform to IEC60947-5-3 and be used as directed by ISO12100, ISO14121 and EN60204-1.

They have a coded magnetic sensing which provides a wide sensing distance and provides a high tolerance to misalignment after sensing. They can be fitted behind stainless steel fittings and can operate from 4 directions even in extreme environments of temperature and moisture.

When used in combination with most dual channel safety monitoring relays they can be used to provide up to PLe Category 4 to ISO13849-1.

The Plastic IDECODE range have been developed for non-contact guard door interlocking in the applications of general factory automation, packaging and some food processing industries.

IDEM Coded Non Contact Safety Switches are designed to interlock hinged, sliding or lift off guard doors. They are especially advantageous in the following situations: When poor guard alignment exists; anti tamper sensing is required; high hygiene requirements exist, e.g. food industry hose down; where long life is required (no moving or touching parts) or where LED status indication is desirable.

Models available:

  • PC: Coded Non Contact IDECODE
  • KPC: Coded Non Contact KOBRACODE
  • MPC: Coded Non Contact IDECODE
  • WPC: Coded Non Contact IDECODE
  • LPC: Coded Non Contact EUROCODE
  • SPC: Coded Non Contact IDECODE
  • CPC: Coded Non Contact IDECODE

 

Coded Non Contact Switches Metal: HYGIECODE

STAINLESS STEEL 316 VERSIONS

The Stainless Steel 316 HYGIECODE range has been developed for non contact guard door interlocking in the applications of Food Processing, Beverage, Pharmaceutical, Packaging and Petro-Chemical industries.

They feature Stainless Steel 316, suitable for CIP and SIP cleaning, they can be high pressure hosed at high temperature (IP69K rated), have a wide 14mm sensing and high tolerance to misalignment and are designed in accordance with EHEDG guidelines for hygienic design.

The housing designs, surface finish and styling mean they can be used in almost any environment subject to high levels of cleaning following contamination from foreign particles.

Offered with various types of mounting styles to cover different levels of food contact as described by the EHEDG the range covers all application requirements.

Direct Contact Zone: The switch mounting is designed to EHEDG guidelines and also fulfils the requirements of the splash zone.

Splash Zone: The switch must be easy to clean and withstand the CIP and SIP cleaning processes found in the food industry (tested IP69K).

Models available:

  • SMC-F: Coded Non Contact HYGIECODE
  • SMC-H: Coded Non Contact HYGIECODE
  • CMC: Coded Non Contact HYGIECODE
  • RMC: Coded Non Contact HYGIECODE
  • LMC: Coded Non Contact HYGIECODE
  • SMC: Coded Non Contact HYGIECODE
  • WMC: Coded Non Contact HYGIECODE
  • MMC-H: Coded Non Contact HYGIECODE
  • CMC-F: Coded Non Contact HYGIECODE

 

Non Contact Magnetic Switches Metal: HYGIEMAG

STAINLESS STEEL 316 VERSIONS

The Stainless Steel 316 HYGIEMAG Mirror Polished (Ra4) finish range have been developed for non-contact guard door interlocking for application in the Food Processing, Pharmaceutical, Packaging, Beverage and Petro-Chemical Industries.

Manufactured from Stainless Steel 316 they are suitable for CIP and SIP cleaning and can be high pressure hosed at high temperature (rated IP69K), they have a wide 12mm sensing with high tolerance to misalignment and have been designed in accordance with EHEDG guidelines for hygienic design.

The housing designs, surface finish and styling means they can be used in almost any environment subject to high levels of cleaning following contamination from foreign particles.

They are offered with various types of mounting styles to cover different levels of food contact (as described by the EHEDG):

Direct Contact Zone - The switch mounting is designed to EHEDG hygienic guidelines and also fulfils the requirements of the splash zone.

Splash Zone - The switch must be easy to clean and withstand CIP and CIP cleaning processes found in the food indutry (tested IP69K).

Models available:

  • WMR: Magnetic Non Contact HYGIEMAG
  • LMR (LED):Magnetic Non Contact HYGIEMAG
  • LMR: Magnetic Non Contact HYGIEMAG
  • SMR: Magnetic Non Contact HYGIEMAG
  • CMR: Magnetic Non Contact HYGIEMAG
  • CMR-F: Magnetic Non Contact HYGIEMAG
  • SMR-F: Magnetic Non Contact HYGIEMAG
  • MMR-H: Magnetic Non Contact HYGIEMAG
  • RMR: Magnetic Non Contact HYGIEMAG
  • SMR-H: Magnetic Non Contact HYGIEMAG

 

Standalone Coded Non Contact Switches

IDEM's Standalone Coded Non Contact Switches have been developed as a standalone mountable device to provide a high level of fault detection and functional safety.

They can be mounted to guard doors to provide and maintain a high level of functional safety without the need to connect to external safety evaluators.

They have their own internal monitoring system and use force guided mechanical contacts and will maintain PLe/Category 4 (ISO13849-1) even with switches connected in series.

They are offered in high specification plastic or stainless steel housings and can be used in virtually any environment including high pressure cleaning following contamination from foreign particles. The housings are compact and easy to fit on less than 40mm frame sections.

The PSA (plastic) switch and the MSA (Stainless Steel 316) switch both have IP69K ingress protection and are suitable for most detergent wash down applications. The MSA (Stainless Steel 316) switch has a Mirror Polished Surface Finish (Ra4) and is suitable for CIP and SIP cleaning applications.

Dual Actuator versions are also available for use with "double door" guards.

The typical sensing distance "on" is 12mm with wide tolerance to guard misalignment after setting.

SAFETY RELIABILITY (ISO 13849-1) PLe Cat. 4:

All standalone switches employ 2 Force Guided Mechanical Relays and incorporate internal checking to ensure both relays are operational after each safety demand. If one relay fails to open or becomes inoperative the switch will lock out safe. Switches can be connected in series to maintain PLe/Category 4 to ISO13849-1.

 

 

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