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Castell safety interlocking systems introduces new X type key exchange unit

Fully welded design reduces potential food traps

Castell Safety International has developed a new X-type key exchange unit featuring an extremely robust design that minimises potential food traps.

The exchange unit has been designed to be both ergonomic and durable. The enclosure is now fully welded, offering increased rigidity. Newly designed locks, relocated to be rear mounted, mean that the unit has no visible fixing holes and therefore opportunities for dirt or food to be trapped are significantly reduced. This makes the unit suitable for environments such as the chemical or food and beverage industries, where dirt and food traps are a major issue.

When designing the exchange unit, Castell’s engineers reviewed the enclosure colour. The new colour selected was chosen to match the standard colour for electrical enclosures.

The new unit is fully compatible with previous FS lock types and has identical dimensions to Castell’s X-type exchange unit, allowing it to be retrofitted to existing interlocking systems.

Exchange units are typically used when a control key, having isolated the electrical supply, needs to release multiple keys to allow access to a number of areas. The new exchange unit is available in multiple configurations, according to customer requirements.

David Hughes, Castell’s sales director, commented: "The new exchange unit demonstrates Castell’s commitment to continuous innovation and addressing market requirements. The unit supersedes the old X-type and is available immediately".

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