Fortress and Troax Partner up for Perimeter Guarding

Fortress safety interlocks pair with Troax mesh doors to form a simple, modular and tough machine guarding system

Erlanger, Ky. — Fortress Interlocks and Troax have combined forces, creating a new perimeter guarding system to prevent access to dangerous machinery. The system utilizes a unique new bracket that fits Fortress interlocks to Troax perimeter guarding panels, enabling the safeguarding of virtually any machinery installation.

A Troax mesh panel fitted with a Fortress safety interlock.

Designed for both end users and OEMs, the easy-to-install brackets are 100% compatible with Fortress' modular amGardpro and tGard ranges of modular interlocks and Troax's modular mesh panels. Whatever configuration of interlocks or mesh panels is specified first, the brackets will always fit, making the system ideal for both new construction and retrofitting. The amGardpro and tGard interlocks combine solenoid or non-solenoid safety switches with full control functionality in one device, allowing use across a wide range of industrial applications.

The durable system is also impact resistant to 1600 joule. It has been tested in multiple configurations to ensure that the interlocks remain intact after significant force. While the mesh doors deform to absorb the shock, the safety switches remain intact and functional, ready to be installed on a replacement door. See footage of the impact testing at and

For more information about how the Fortress Troax system can be integrated into specific applications, visit, email or call 859-578-2390.

About Fortress:

Fortress Interlocks is a market leader in the design and manufacture of safety access control systems for an extremely wide range of industries, from power generation to steel production, automotive manufacturing, food and beverage production and product recycling. With an extensive global distribution network, the company supplies industries throughout the world and has been at the forefront of safety interlocking for over forty years. A member of the international Halma Group, Fortress has its US headquarters in Erlanger, Kentucky.

About Troax:

Troax is the world leader in modular mesh panels for machine guarding, materials handling and storage applications. The company has production facilities in Sweden and the UK, offices in 17 countries and a worldwide distribution network.

Both companies are members of the Machine Safety Alliance and meet the requirements of Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC.

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About Fortress Interlocks

Fortress Interlocks has been at the forefront of developments in safety interlocking for over forty years.

A market leader in the design and manufacture of interlock systems, Fortress has an enviable track record of project implementation. With an extensive global distribution network, Fortress supplies industries throughout the world.

Visit the Fortress Interlocks website at

Fortress Interlocks is a Halma Company. Halma makes products for hazard detection and life protection and is a market leader in specialist electronic, safety and environmental technologies. Visit the Halma web site at

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Company Contact

Louise Guest

Fortress Interlocks

2 Inverclyde Drive


West Midlands


Tel: +44 (0)1902 349000

Fax: +44 (0)1902 349090


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