Industrial safety specialist Fortress Interlocks has achieved TÜV SÜD certification for its new non-contact switch, the amGardncs. This means the device meets all the necessary requirements of the European Machinery Directive as part of a safety system.

“This is a big step forward for Fortress and is a welcome addition to our traditional product range, increasing our interlock capabilities,” commented Rob Johnson, the company’s senior electronics engineer.

Designed as part of Fortress’ new amGardnct range of safety interlocks, the amGardncs is a robust, coded, non-contact, safety proximity switch. Extremely long-lasting and requiring virtually no maintenance, it is ideal for applications where precise guidance of guards can be difficult. In addition it is resistant to shock and vibrations and offers coding as protection against tampering.

Key features of the amGardncs include:
* Stainless steel IP69K housing, ideal for high purity applications such as food, beverage and pharmaceutical manufacturing, or anywhere where robustness is important
* Long-lasting, requiring virtually no maintenance
* Resistant to shock and vibrations
* Copes with a high level of misalignment
* PLe Cat 4/SIL3 safety rating
* Can be used as a coded interlock in accordance with EN14119
* Integrated electronics monitor for faults and ensure safety relay does not enter a fault state
* Local user indication
* Monitor outputs for use in the control system
* Available with a variety of termination options

The amGard range of safety interlocks includes solenoid and non-solenoid safety switches and has an extensive range of additional options, including key control modules, internal and escape release, redundant sensors, lock out/tag out, push buttons, estops and indication lights, all assembled in one device. The robust construction of the amGard makes it ideal for a host of industrial applications when safety, strength and reliability are of paramount importance.

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