mGard is the premier range of modular robust trapped key interlocks for heavy duty applications. Trapped key interlocking is a tried and tested method of mechanically safeguarding dangerous machines and hazardous processes, and is suitable for use up to SIL 3 (EN/IEC 62061), Category 4 and PLe (EN/ISO 13849-1). It is called "Trapped Key" as it works by releasing and trapping keys in a predetermined sequence. After the control or power has been isolated, a key is released that can be used to grant access to individual or multiple doors.
The principles of trapped key technology apply to all industries where it is essential that all energy sources are isolated before gaining access to machinery.
All Fortress Interlocks electrical switches have a European, Canadian and North American approvals.