Rockwell Automation’s New Smart Guard Locking Switch Helps to Simplify Installation and Troubleshooting

By Craig Resnick

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Company and Product News

Rockwell Automation’s New Allen-Bradley 440G-MZ Guard Locking Switch can help to simplify installation and troubleshooting without a reduction in safety integrity.  The smart safety solutions use GuardLink technology, a safety-based communications protocol that provides access to diagnostic information and helps to ease integration into a Connected Enterprise.

The new 440G-MZ safety switches help to protect personnel and are suitable for use with many types of guard doors, including full-sized guard doors that allow full-body access to safeguarded areas, where high holding forces and wide tolerance to guard misalignment are commonly required.

The 440G-MZ safety switches are TÜV-certified up to SIL 3, PLe, Cat 4, providing a high level of safety for door position monitoring and guard locking.

The safety switches can be used in applications, such as robotic assemblies and packaging machines that are surrounded by perimeter fences with guard doors for full-body access.  They can also be used with bottling and other machines that have built-in full-sized doors, and with small-to-medium CNC machines.

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