Tough Interlock Switches Make Machinery Safer

Sept. 24, 2021

Interlock switches, used as the safety device to detect the opening and closing of the doors and guards, are essential to preventing machinery from starting operation under an unsafe condition such as when the door or guard is open. It also stops operators from opening the door or guard while the machinery is in operation.

Serious accidents occur when people approach machinery or equipment while it is in operation, which is why guards and fencing are often required to keep people safe by isolating them from the machinery and equipment.

This white paper explains the key points of selecting an interlock safety switch, enabling you to create the safest scenario for your machinery or equipment.