Our products are designed to be robust, durable and are proven in all types of operating environments that meet the demands of the harsh locations our customers operate in. Above all, they are designed to protect personnel where the risk of injury and damage are high.
Through development and experience Castell has a number of methods to isolate switchgear or machinery. This can be done mechanically, through control circuitry or through power circuitry.
In complex operations a number of isolations may need to occur to ensure that switchgear or machinery is safe to work on.
The isolation keys are then used to either gain direct access, are transferred to a time delay unit or for multiple entry points access through a key exchange box.
Access to the hazardous area needs to be assessed as either part body or full body access. Once this is determined an access lock can be selected.
A part body access lock has only one lock and the isolation key is used to open this. Whilst the access lock is open the key can not be removed and therefore the process can not be started. Only once the lock is closed can the isolation key be removed and the process restarted.
Full body access locks have two locking mechanisms: The first step in the process is to insert the isolation key. This will allow the personnel key to be removed and then access can be granted by opening the bolt. The isolation key can only be removed once the personnel key has been inserted. Therefore whilst the personnel key is removed and the lock is open the process can not be started. Only once the lock is closed and the personnel key returned can the isolation key be removed and the process restarted.
Salvo is a unique loading dock safety system that interlocks the vehicle’s own brakes with the dock door, ensuring that a trailer cannot depart until loading has finished, and the dock door is locked closed.
A selection of keys is available to suit a range of applications, from the basic nickel plated key to the stainless steel sealing key. The FS range of keys fits the figure style lock portion whilst the Q range fits the Q style lock portion.
The flip cap provides both protection and the ability to use lockout tagout.