AutomationDirect Expands Interlock Safety Switch Offering

Cumming, GA — April 4, 2013  AutomationDirect has expanded its line of safety products with additional tongue interlock and cable-pull safety switches. Tongue operated safety interlock 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 22mm, 30mm and 40mm mounting profiles, models are available in plastic, aluminum and stainless steel housing options. 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. Interlock safety switch prices start at $15. Interlock switches require actuator keys which are sold separately in several styles, starting at $1.25.

AutomationDirect expands interlock safety switch offering

Additional cable-pull safety switches are also available. Cable-pull, or grab-wire, safety rope switches are designed to be mounted on machines and sections of conveyors which cannot be protected by guards.

Newly added models include a 57mm wide die-cast aluminum body which supports up to a 50-meter cable; 65mm models are available in aluminum or stainless steel and support cable lengths up to 100m. Models provide 1/2 inch NPT openings, and are available with or without reset button; units with an e-stop button, as well as red/green LED (24VDC or 110VAC) versions are also available. Cable-pull safety switches start at $20.50.

Rope kits, starting at $58, are available with galvanized or stainless steel cable and contain eyebolts, tensioner, and cable (up to 80m) with pre-mounted eyelet and quick link.

For more information on interlock safety switches, visit: www.automationdirect.com/safety-switches.

AutomationDirect sells over 13,000 feature-packed products through its Online Automation Superstore and 2,750-plus-page catalog. The company offers its customers high-quality automation products at prices typically below the industry average, same-day shipping on in-stock items, the best documentation in the industry, outstanding sales and technical support, and a 30-day money-back guarantee on nearly every product.