Press Release Summary:
Designed to increase efficiency in traditional bolt interlock applications, KSP key-operated, mechanical interlock is suitable for safe locking of simple actuating mechanisms. Internal spring is used to automatically extend lock's bolt to its fullest extent when circumstances permit. Generally used at start ofÂ process, interlock traps key while equipment is running. Once the equipment is in safe state, key is released and can be used to gain access or startÂ separate process.
Original Press Release:
Castell Launches New Spring-loaded Interlock
MUMBAI -- KSP More Efficient Than Traditional Bolt Interlocks
Industrial safety specialist Castell has launched a new spring-loaded lock, the KSP, to increase efficiency in traditional bolt interlock applications.
The KSP is a spring-loaded version of the Castell K lock, and uses an internal spring to automatically extend the lock's bolt to its fullest extent when circumstances permit. The key-operated mechanical interlock is suitable for the safe locking of simple actuating mechanisms.
The KSP is generally used at the start of a process and traps a key while equipment is running. When the equipment is switched to a safe state and the aperture in the actuating mechanism is aligned, the spring-loaded bolt automatically extends and is locked in position. This represents an advantage over existing bolt locks as the operation happens immediately and without the need for human intervention.
Once the equipment is in the safe state, the key is released and can be used to gain access or start a separate process. The key must be inserted and turned, retracting the bolt, to allow the actuating lever to be moved again.
Paul Marks, Castell's technical director, said, "We were already using a spring-loaded lock within our product range and realised that the same device could deliver significant benefits elsewhere for our customers. We view the KSP as an important addition to our existing K bolt interlock range."
Castell Safety International Ltd (www.castell.com) was founded over 85 years ago in the United Kingdom. Since the inception of the industrial safety industry, Castell has been a leader in trapped key interlocking technology, developing products that keep pace with the needs of emerging markets and applications in all business sectors. Its products go beyond meeting legislation to create the safest working environments possible. The company now designs and manufactures the world's widest range of industrial safety systems and offers unrivalled experience in trapped key interlocking. The company operates from locations in London (UK), Chennai (India), Shanghai (China), Chicago (USA) and Cologne (Germany). Castell is a subsidiary of Halma p.l.c.
Halma p.l.c. (www.halma.com, an international market leader in safety, health and sensor technology, is a public company listed on the London Stock Exchange and has over 4000 employees in 40 subsidiaries worldwide. Halma's subsidiaries make products that protect lives and improve the quality of life for people through innovation in market leading products which make its customers safer, more competitive and more profitable. These subsidiaries are assisting India's economy in areas such as energy, manufacturing, healthcare, water and waste treatment, construction and transport. Halma has a hub office in Mumbai.
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