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Actuators for Mechanical Door Interlocks

Mechanical door interlocks from the mGard range need to be secured with mechanical mating pieces, common referred to as actuators. These actuators are typically what keep a macvhines guard door locked closed when it is inserted into the mechanical door locks head mechanism. 

As the head mechanism of the mechanical door interlocks within the mGard Trapped Key range can be rotated at 90 degree increments which offers up to 8 possible entry points so that they can altered on site, if the handing of the guard door changes from left to right. 

DM-F Fixed Actuator

The DM-F is a fixed actuator that is suitable for use with all DM mechanical door interlocks within the mGard range. This actuator is ideal for most aligned guard doors or the actuator can be attached to a chain which is perfect for use on smaller machine hatch doors. 

DM-S Self Aligning Actuator

The DM-S self aligning actuator can be used with all of the mechanical door interlocks within the mGard Trapped Key range. This actuator is ideal for use with small hinged doors or applications where sagging of the guard doors over time could cause misalignment issues for interlock actuation. 

DM-C Compressible Actuator

The DM-C compressible actuator can be used with all mechanical door interlocks within the mGard trapped key range. This actuator is ideal for absorbing machine vibrations or in applications where the gusrd door is likely to be slammed. 

DM-H Handle Actuator

The DM-H is a handle operated actuator, that has an additional bracket to secure the actuator to a guard door in order to overcome machine vibrations and sagging of the guard door over time. This actuator can also remove the need for the fabrication a plastic door handle. 

DM-A Spring Loaded Handle Actuator

The DM-A is a spring loaded handle actuator which will immediately shoot out of the mechanical doors interlock as soon as the units corresponding key has been inserted and trapped. This handle actuator is ideal for applications where machine vibrations and sagging of the guard door over time could be problematic. 

mGard Product Builder

Seamlessly configure all standard mechanical interlocks within  the Fortress trapped key range using the mGard product builder and download all relevant product files inclduing 3D CAD data and dimensional drawings. 

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Still unsure on safety?

If you are currently working on a machiney safety project and are unsure of the best way of safeguarding your machine, we can help you to specify the appropriate safety device based upon your application. 

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