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IDEM MLZ Switch for Your Food and Beverage Application

The MLZ Hygienic RFID Guard Locking Switch from IDEM houses many benefits for all food and beverage applications. The device’s super-compact size means it is compatible with the narrowest of machine guard rails and requires no mounting plate, making it simple to install.

MLZ small but mighty

Small but Mighty

The IDEM MLZ is a compact and robust safety solution, with a strong 316 stainless steel housing for extra durability and reliable operation.

MLZ heavy duty

Heavy-Duty Design

The MLZ, with a 4000N holding force on 3 entry positions, secures heavy loads, making it ideal for medium- to heavy-duty guard applications.

MLZ versatile solution

Versatile for all Doors

The MLZ, with its unique RFID coded tongue design, safely operates on 3 entry angles, meeting Type 4, CAT4, SIL3, PLe safety standards.

MLZ emergency escape

Rear Escape Function

The MLZ offers an optional rear release mechanism for operators to exit the safeguarded area through a locked door, following ISO 14119:2013.

New Hygienic Handle Designs!

Food and bev manufacturers, say hello to the innovative MLZ single action handle tailored for hinged door applications! Its unique anti-latching design significantly reduces any risk of accidentally closing the gate. In the unlikely event someone does get locked in the hazardous area, the single action mechanism makes it easy to open the guard from the inside - so IDEM has got your back. A straightforward push, coupled with a press of the MLZ rear escape button, swiftly releases the latch mechanism, making sure you can safely exit.

What Makes It Great for Food & Bev?

You may already know the IDEM MLZ Hygienic RFID Guard Locking Switch is a 30mm-wide stainless steel safety interlock switch with three entry actuation points (but if you want to know more check out this article link icon). But, did we mention that the switches are not only tested to IP67, but IP69K too? They are suitable for SIP and CIP cleaning, ideal for strict wash-down environments, particularly food and beverage. Exactly what your operation is looking for!

There are many options available to make your MLZ safety switch as hygienic as possible, including a silicone rubber gasket to prevent any liquid from getting behind the switch, reducing contamination and improving hygiene qualities. Silicone’s contamination-resistant properties stem from its inertness, temperature, and UV resistance, water repellency, ease of cleaning, biocompatibility, and minimal leaching (we could go on). Its flexibility, long life, and sealant capabilities make it so versatile, and perfect for food manufacturing!

IDEM MLZ Sliding handle

Sliding handle with lockout tagout holes.

The MLZ stainless steel sliding handle features an anti-tamper tab that blocks access to the plunger. The handle also has compatibility with lockout tagout hasps.

IDEM MLZ Hinged handle

Hinge handle with anti-latching mechanism.

The MLZ stainless steel hinge handle features a patented anti-latching technology, requiring a button to be pressed in order to close the guard, keeping everyone safe.

Flexible Actuator

The flexible actuator of the IDEM MLZ offers increased tolerance to misalignment; you don't need to spend time being overly precise. The ball catch is smooth, reducing friction on entry and ensuring a long mechanical life cycle, so even when it's being used the most, you won't need to be replacing it every two weeks (and that means lower costs).

Seamless Integration Onto Your Machinery

With it's compact design and 3-way head actuation, the MLZ can easily be integrated onto a new machine, or retrofitted to your existing guard doors. Have a think, if you currently have unreliable safety switches, or switches where misalignment causes your operatives problems, the flexible actuator and adjustable latch mechanism of the MLZ could be a game-changer.

Looking for more information? We can help with that...

If you want to know more about IDEM Safety Switches that could benefit your Food & Beverage operation, or have any questions, don't hesitate to get in touch on 01254 685900 and our Internal Sales Advisors or Technical Support Engineers will be happy to chat!

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