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Keep Your Employees Safe with Robust RFID Solenoid Locking Switch & Industrial Ethernet Connectivity

The IDEM UGB-NET (Universal Gate Box) provides high-level RFID coded guard interlocking, lock monitoring up to 3000N and machine control functions in a heavy-duty housing. Where you are looking for a networked solution, the UGB-NET boasts integrated safe industrial ethernet capabilities via PROFINET with PROFISafe or Ethernet/IP with CIP Safety.

Tony Baggott, IDEM Sales Manager explains what this new product offers; “End users want a safe solution that is going to fit their exact requirements. Installation Engineers and System Integrators are looking for a trouble free solution that is easy to install. The IDEM UGB-NET fits all these requirements & more."

Video: The Universal Gate Box in action.

The UGB-NET can easily be fitted to access doors to provide heavy-duty guard locking, and is available with a range of mounting plates, handle accessories, escape release options and configurable machine controls. If you are looking for a reliable guard locking solution, the IDEM UGB-NET can be customised for any full body access application.

Let's take a look at all those benefits in a bit more depth;


Choice of Protocols, connectors, machine control devices and colours, sliding and rotary handle, actuator options, mounting plates and rear release.

Robust Construction

The housing is available in robust red painted die-cast or mirror polished 316 stainless steel capable of withstanding harsh environmental conditions.

Low-cost Maintenance

Lid, pilot devices and RFID coded tongue are all replaceable, if damaged; no need to replace the entire unit.

High Level of Safety

The guard interlocking, lock monitoring and e-stop safety functions each achieve up to Cat. 4 / PL e and SIL 3, in accordance with ISO 13849-1, IEC 62061 and IEC 61508.

Easy to Install

The UGB-NET is ready to install straight out of the box with mounting plates, external fixing points and accessible DIP switches. There is no need to open the product during installation.

Industrial Ethernet

Comprehensive diagnostics and standardised connections make installation or device replacement quick and simple, reducing overall commissioning time and cost.

RFID Coding and Lock Monitoring (holding force)

RFID-coded tongue with 2 entry points and robust cam mechanism combines high coding acc. ISO 14119 with the long-term reliability of robust mechanical interlocking up to 3000N.

Daisy Chain/Simple Connections

Redundant ethernet and power connections allow the UGB-NET to be used in a daisy chain or ring network to simplify wiring and taking advantage of MPR/DLR technologies to reduce downtime.


An extension module can be added to provide up to 4 additional pilot devices and 4 M12 plugs for connecting field devices to your network. This can include light curtains, beacons, safety switches, emergency stops, enabling pendants, plus much more. The UGB-NET is robust, reliable and packed with technology to improve safety and connectivity throughout a factory.


IDEM UGB-NET Features Include:

  • Pluggable connections for quick connection
  • Network address assignment set by DIP switches for simple and easy set up
  • Compact housing – less than 250mm long and 115mm high
  • End or front actuator insertion for flexible mounting
  • Optional Rotary Front Handles and Rear Escape Handles
  • Traditional tongue and cam mechanism to hold the guard closed (up to 3000N)
  • Choice of machine function buttons/lamps or custom configurable (E Stops, Start, Stop, Indication)
  • Painted solid die-cast or Stainless Steel 316 housing
  • RFID uniquely coded for high coding anti-tamper

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IDEM Safety Switches operates throughout the world, providing customers with reliable and cost-effective machine safety solutions, adds the company. Its experienced team of engineers 'ensure all products meet the latest international safety standards and are independently tested by TUV and cULus'. All products are designed and manufactured in the UK.

IDEM UGB-NET RFID Heavy-Duty Solenoid Locking Switch

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