What is a Kirk key used for?
Kirk Key interlocking switches are a means of safeguarding your equipment and critical data. You can use them to shut off power, control personnel access, and prevent a machine from starting when the guard is open.
What is a solenoid key release?
The unit consists of a rotary power switch and a solenoid. The trapped key can be removed once an external signal is given to its internal solenoid locking mechanism. An indicator light on the solenoid release unit shows when the trapped key can be removed—that is, when power is applied to the solenoid.
How do I install a Kirk key?
Apply a small amount of graphite to the key and insert the key into the lock cylinder. Work the key in and out and turn the key several times in order to distribute the graphite inside the lock cylinder. Kirk Key Interlock Company offers a Graphite Lubrication Kit (part number GL-1) complete with instructions for use.
What is Castell key?
Castell trapped key interlocks have been used as part of integrated safety systems across a wide number of industries worldwide for over 95 years. Our products are designed and manufactured to withstand the environmental conditions where people and assets need to be protected.
How do Castell keys work?
A key is used to start the process and remains trapped whilst the machine is running. The only way to remove the key is to isolate the hazard. This key is then used to gain access to the dangerous area and remains trapped in position while the gate or door is opened.
What does SKRU stand for?
® KIRK Solenoid Key Release Unit (Type SKRU)
What is a Castell key?
What is a Ronis key?
Inserting and rotating the Ronis key allows the striker plate to be removed. Whist the striker plate is removed the key is trapped in the unit. Only when the door is closed and the striker plate in position can the key be removed.
What is Castle Lock?
Castle locks are used to prevent unautorised operation of equipment like MCCB, ACB etc.
What is a SKRU key?
The Type SKRU consists of an interlock, a solenoid, and an auxiliary switch. The solenoid is designed to permit removal of the interlock key in response to an external electric signal. The Type SKRU is available in both the SD and HD series.
What does the SKRU solenoid do?
The solenoid is designed to permit removal of the interlock key in response to an external electric signal. The Type SKRU is available in both the SD and HD series. For further technical information please refer to the datasheet.
Why choose a Kirk trapped key?
KIRK believes everyone has the right to be safe at work! To ensure safety, the risk of hazardous energy and equipment, needs to be controlled. Our trapped key interlock safety systems and safety components provide our customers with solutions to control these risks. KIRK believes everyone has the right to be safe at work!
Can the SKRU be supplied with a signal lamp and push button?
If both the signal lamp and push button are selected as options, the SKRU will be supplied with a combinationsignal lamp and push button as a single device.