Fortress’ mGard Interlock range receives TÜV SÜD safety approval

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Fortress’ mGard Interlock range receives TÜV SÜD safety approvalFortress Interlocks' range of mGard safety interlocks has achieved approval from TÜV SÜD, the international Notified Body for the certification of safety components. Fortress is said to be the only trapped key manufacturer to carry independent third party approval on its trapped key range of interlocks, for use up to SIL3/PLe, reinforcing its position as a market leader. TÜV SÜD has certified that the mGard range meets the interlocking requirements of the latest European safety standards, so customers can install mGard with peace of mind.

Trapped key interlocking is a method for safeguarding machinery or potentially dangerous areas. The mGard range has a fail-safe design, undergoing an extensive FMEA (Failure Modes Effects Analysis) during its design stage, with over 100 different, rigorous safety tests.

Fortress’ mGard range of robust mechanical trapped key products is a completely modular system where individual modules can simply be added or removed depending on the application. The mGard range is suitable for a wide range of industries, such as food and drink manufacturing, for wash-down or explosion proof applications, resulting in cost-effective and flexible safeguarding for a wide industrial audience. Fortress’ mGard range of products is suitable for use in high-risk applications. For more information about the mGard range of safety interlocks, please visit the company website at

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