AutomationDirect announces MGL Locking Safety Switches |

AutomationDirect announces MGL Locking Safety Switches

AutomationDirect announces MGL Locking Safety Switches

March 17, 2015 - AutomationDirect announces MGL Locking Safety Switches that combine magnetic locking and RFID technology to provide non-contact operation with a high degree of anti-tamper protection, making them virtually impossible to override. Heavy-duty or medium-duty holding force models are available in either master coded or uniquely coded actuation configurations.

These safety switches feature plastic, die cast metal or stainless steel housings; stainless steel housings have an IP69K rating for use in food processing applications. Additional features include two normally-closed overload-protected safety outputs and one normally-open auxiliary output for door open indication; two LEDs, clearly visible on either side of the cable exit point, indicate all the possible switch states. The flexible actuator allows for a high degree of misalignment tolerance and remanent magnetization provides a light magnetic latch after unlocking.

MGL-series safety switches connect to most popular safety relays to achieve up to PLe and Cat.4 for ISO3849-1 ratings. Offered with choice of 8-wire cable or M12 quick-disconnect (purchase cables separately for the M12 QC), the MGL series can connect up to 20 switches and E-stops in series.

MGL series non-contact RFID locking safety switches are sold with switch and actuator starting at $273 for medium-duty holding force and $338 for heavy-duty holding force; replacement actuators start at $51.

About AutomationDirect:

In business since 1994, AutomationDirect is a distributor offering thousands of industrial automation products for electrical control systems, including PLCs, operator interfaces, AC drives, motors, stepper systems, sensors, motor controls, enclosures and more. Their prices are typically well below the list price of more traditional automation companies because of their business model and focus on efficiency and the majority of their products are stocked for same-day shipping.