Interlock door switches for commercial applications
The Commercial Door Interlock Switch Series by Honeywell are designed to hold swing doors in place and feature a retention cam to enhance safety and simplify installation.
The Commerical Door Interlock Switch, CDI Series, Relialign door interlock switches are designed specifically for commercial applications. Potential applications for the CDI Series include commercial swing-door elevators, dumbwaiters, and platform/vertical lifts. The Relialign Commercial Door Interlock Switches are designed to hold the swing door in place and prevent it from being opened when not desired, such as when the platform lift is not present at the door. A number of design features, including a door-closure retention cam, contribute to the CDI Series’ enhanced safety, reduction of nuisance stoppages, simplified wiring, and ease of installation. Reliable and smooth operation is enhanced by the use of a metal key that is less susceptible than plastic to bending and breakage. The lack of open or exposed contacts minimizes the possibility of owners making manual adjustments.
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After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.