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health & safetY Fortress Interlocks introduces compact SR safety key switch to isolate power The new SR unit from Fortress Interlocks is a compact safety key switch that is ideal for isolating power to machinery. For example, when the key is trapped inside the SR unit the power to machinery is on, and when the key is free, power is off. This allows the person carrying the freed key to enter the machinery or guarded area safely and power is not resumed until the key is returned. This is a typical sequence and other sequences can be specified. The key switch is heavy duty, housed in a metal enclosure which is IP rated 65/66/67. Its compact design allows the customer plenty of space for wiring, a feature not available in previous switch offerings. The switch current is 20A. The SR key switch is part of Fortress’ mGard range of safety interlocks. mGard is the premier range of modular trapped key products that are used to safeguard dangerous machines and hazardous processes. Individual modules can simply be added or removed depending on the application which allows flexibility and tailoring. Fortress’ mGard range of products is suitable for use in high risk applications. For more information about how the SR unit can be used in your application, please contact Fortress Interlocks Ltd, Wolverhampton Tel: +44 (0)1902 349 000 Fax: +44 (0)1902 349 090 E-mail: sales@fortressinterlocks.com  Web: www.fortressinterlocks.com HANOVIA’S VALIDATED PURELINE PQ UV DISINFECTION IS A HIT AT DRINKTEC Hanovia’s PureLine PQ UV disinfection range was a hit at this year’s Drinktec exhibition in Munich, with a great deal of interest from visitors. Designed specifically for disinfecting water, it is part of a UV system portfolio for the disinfection of sugar syrups and brines and the de-ozonation of process water in the food, beverage, dairy and brewing industries. The PureLine PQ has also been endorsed by leading ma n u f a c t u r e r s worldwide, all of whom report that the system is simple to install, easy to use and, above all, that it offers exceptionally high levels of disinfection. Ensuring biosecurity of water systems, the UV system is tested and approved by independent experts to the requirements of the USEPA UV Disinfection Guidance Manual (UVDGM). Benefiting from full flow bioassays conducted by independent engineers across a wide range of operating and water quality conditions, the PureLine PQ guarantees 99.999% disinfection at its maximum bioassayed dose. For more information contact Hanovia Ltd, Slough, Berks. Tel: +44 (0) 1753 515300 Fax: +44 (0)1753 515301 E-mail: gunvinder.bhogal@hanovia.com Web: http://www.hanovia.com tGard - the New Customisable Safety Product from Fortress Interlocks tGard is the new approach to controlling access to hazardous machinery and equipment. It is a compact, metal-bodied safety system that enables the configuration of various safety products including electrical safety gate switches (with or without guard locking), mechanical trapped key interlocks and electrical operator controls, either as separate devices or integrated into one device. Fortress Interlocks offers tGard as a customised product, as standard. It is defined by a range of tGard elements, including safety switches (solenoid and non-solenoid), personnel keys, emergency release, push buttons, estops, indicator lamps and a choice of operating handles for both hinged and sliding guard doors. These elements are simply selected and then assembled into a robust housing, suitable for mounting onto machine guarding, providing the user with an exact configuration specific to the application. tGard is quick and easy to install and can be mounted directly onto a flat surface, doors or extruded aluminium profiles without the need for mounting plates or brackets. It is IP65 as standard and has been designed to be fully compliant with the new machinery safety standards. For more information about tGard and its applications contact Fortress Interlocks Ltd, Wolverhampton Tel: +44 (0)1902 349 000 Fax: +44 (0)1902 349 090 E-mail: sales@fortressinterlocks.com Web: www.fortressinterlocks.com NEW FLEXIEDGE FAST-ACTION INDUSTRIAL DOORS – JUST £90 A MONTH! Stertil Stokvis has introduced a special offer alongside the launch of its FlexiEdge range of fast-action industrial doors. Providing exceptional safety plus unrivalled resistance to wind, weather and impact damage, the new doors are available from just £90 a month. The new FlexiEdge range comprises 16 models of many different types and styles including internal and external doors, all-weather doors, cleanroom and freezer/coldroom doors plus emergency exit doors incorporating breakthrough curtains. Standard models are available in widths up to 11 metres and heights of 5.5 metres whilst bespoke and special sizes may be specified. The FlexiEdge range is so new, it’s not yet on our website. For details of the launch offer, call the FlexiEdge Hotline on 0870 770 0471. Stertil UK Ltd, Northampton Web: www.stertiluk.com CASTELL LAUNCHES NEW SPRING-LOADED INTERLOCK Industrial safety specialist  Castell  has launched a KSP more efficient than traditional bolt interlocks new spring-loaded lock, the KSP, to increase efficiency in traditional bolt interlock applications. The KSP is a spring-loaded version of the Castell K lock, and uses an internal spring to automatically extend the lock’s bolt to its fullest extent when circumstances permit. The key-operated mechanical interlock is suitable for the safe locking of simple actuating mechanisms. The KSP is generally used at the start of a process and traps a key while equipment is running. When the equipment is switched to a safe state and the aperture in the actuating mechanism is aligned, the spring-loaded bolt automatically extends and is locked in position. This represents an advantage over existing bolt locks as the operation happens immediately and without the need for human intervention. Once the equipment is in the safe state, the key is released and can be used to gain access or start a separate process. The key must be inserted and turned, retracting the bolt, to allow the actuating lever to be moved again. Paul Marks, Castell’s technical director, said: “We were already using a spring-loaded lock within our product range and realised that the same device could deliver significant benefits elsewhere for our customers. We view the KSP as an important addition to our existing K bolt interlock range.” For more information contact Castell Safety International Ltd, 217 Kingsbury Road, London, NW9 9PQ Tel: +44 (0)20 8200 1200 Fax: +44 (0)20 8205 0055 E-mail: pr@castell.com Web: www.castell.com/en   Process Industry Inforem r October-November 2013 37


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