With our various operating principles, Balluff offers you a broad range of solutions. Both electromechanical guard locking devices as well as transponder-coded guard locking devices are available. It is also good to know that the rugged housings with LED indicator are built for challenging environments. This makes selecting the right product a simple matter.
Balluff guard locking switches assure that when moveable protective devices such as guard doors or flaps are not properly closed, the machine cannot be started up. The Balluff devices, however, are also designed so that they can compensate for a certain amount of offset (e.g. when doors settle or are imprecisely aligned).
Due to RFID monitoring, non-contact transponder-coded guard locking devices are especially good at protecting against tampering. Transponder-coded safety sensors achieve high anti-tamper protection because the RFID transponder is uniquely identified by the sensor. The sensors are also insensitive to vibration and mechanical play in the protective devices.
For the electromechanical versions, the special shape of the mechanical mating component significantly reduces the risk that the safety function can be defeated. The mechanical contour of the insertion opening for the switch head also compensates for any mechanical play in the protective device.
Balluff offers you complete safety solutions in which all the safety components are precisely matched to each other. Connection is simple and cost-efficient, using standardized M12 connection technology.
As is the case with all Balluff safety components, the safety guardlocking devices can also be directly connected to the Safety over IO-Link module, which bundles all signals and forwards them via an IO-Link master module to the safety controller. As a bonus, you benefit from all the advantages of an intelligent Industry 4.0 solution.
Electromechanical guard locking devices with a separate actuator are guard locking devices with a locking function which provides both personnel and equipment protection. Together with a machine controller and an isolating protection device they secure hazardous areas against access. You can use our guard locking devices with either a mechanical interlocking function (open-circuit principle) or with an electrical interlocking function (closed-circuit principle).
Non-contact, transponder-coded guard locking devices are ideal for securing and monitoring guard doors and safety flaps to protect people from potential hazards or prevent interruption of processes. The high coding level provides you with outstanding anti-tamper protection.