Safety System Escape Release permits unlocking from inside.

Press Release Summary:

Designed for protecting and monitoring safety guards such as doors and flaps on machines and installations, Safety System ESL consists of handle and interlocking module equipped with transponder-coded safety technology CES. Escape release permits quick and straightforward unlocking of safety guard from inside, even if handle is locked. Release engages when actuated and prevents renewed closing of door. To close door and switch safety outputs on again, detent knob must be actuated.

Original Press Release:

Getting out Faster - The New Escape Release for the Safety System ESL

Euchner is expanding its safety system ESL with an escape release for quick and straightforward unlocking from the inside.

The ESL is a compact door handle for protecting and monitoring safety guards such as doors and flaps on machines and installations. It consists of a handle and an interlocking module and is equipped with the proven transponder-coded safety technology CES. The use of transponder technology ensures maximum safety according to EN ISO 13849-1 (Cat. 4 / PL e) and provides the best possible protection against tampering.

The new escape release permits quick and straightforward unlocking of the safety guard from the inside, even if the handle is locked. The escape release engages when it is actuated and therefore prevents renewed closing of the safety door. The safety door can only be closed and the safety outputs switched on again after actuating the detent knob. In this way unintentional starting of the machine or installation is effectively prevented. Thanks to the well thought out design, the escape release can be attached to all common profile sizes. No mechanical modifications are needed for mounting. It can be fixed very conveniently using 2 screws.

The escape release can be retrofitted at any time and in this way provides the user with the necessary flexibility on protecting safety doors.

A brief profile: EUCHNER GmbH + Co. KG

EUCHNER GmbH + Co. KG in Leinfelden is an international family business and employs more than 600 staff worldwide. Fiveteen sales subsidiaries, of which nine are in Europe, four in Asia and two in North and South America, cover the world along with 24 authorized sales offices. The Swabian company is managed by Mr. Stefan Euchner. Switchgear has been developed at EUCHNER for more than 60 years. These devices are used primarily in the field of mechanical engineering. The company has a leading position in safety products. EUCHNER safety switches monitor the position of safety guards on machines and installations electro-mechanically and electronically with a high degree of reliability.

Further information on the company is available on the Internet at


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