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Castell’s motion-sensing product safeguards rotating machinery

BEMF monitors mixers to protect workers in cement industry Castell has developed a motion-monitoring product to protect workers in industries such as cement manufacturing. The BEMF unit ensures that motor-driven equipment up to 600V with a variable rundown time has completely stopped before access is possible. In the cement industry, safe access to the mixer […] [Read more]

10 May 2016
Castell launches new Salvo™ dock safety system for leased warehouses

Latest SML-EI system requires minimal footprint and installation Castell has launched a cost-effective new version of its Salvo™ loading dock safety system, designed specifically for customers who have leased warehouses. Quick and easy installation is crucial in leased warehouses, due to landlord restrictions and future relocations. All equipment must be able to be easily transferred […] [Read more]

04 Mar 2016
Five ways trapped key interlocks protect tanker loading and unloading

Loading and unloading tankers carries significant risk. Procedures are often complicated, particularly when earth lines and valve systems are involved. Drivers have to consider variables such as load characteristics, the frequency of vehicle movement and the number of products to be loaded or unloaded. Potential issues include: • “Drive-aways” while tankers are connected to equipment […] [Read more]

27 Jan 2016
Castell Appoints New Distributor, Mayer Electric Supply

Castell’s trapped key interlocking products available to customers in the Southeast through Mayer Chicago, Illinois (January 5, 2016) – Castell has improved service to customers in the southeast by appointing Mayer Electric Supply as a distributor for its complete line of trapped key interlocking and Salvo dock safety products. Castell’s trapped key interlocks ensure that […] [Read more]

05 Jan 2016
How trapped key interlocking protects workers at HV substations

Interlocking switchgear within HV substations ensures that personnel operate equipment safely, according to the correct procedures. Using a well-designed trapped key interlocking scheme will prevent personnel accessing potentially dangerous areas before the switchgear system has been put into a safe condition. A good interlocking scheme will also ensure that the system functions correctly, so that […] [Read more]

08 Jun 2015
Switchgear and protection: trapped key interlocking vs LOTO

There are two potential options when considering a mechanical safety system for switchgear applications. The choice is between a trapped key interlocking system or a padlock-based lock-out / tag-out (LOTO) system. Both systems: Provide a method of isolating switchgear. Allow safe personnel access when maintenance of machinery is required. Are available in full stainless steel […] [Read more]

27 Apr 2015
Castell to show loading dock safety system at ProMat 2015

Castell will be exhibiting its Salvo™ loading dock safety system at ProMat 2015. Salvo™ prevents the accidental drive-away of a vehicle during loading or unloading by interlocking the trailer’s air brakes with the dock door. The system eliminates human error and provides dock workers with complete control over their environment. In addition, Salvo™ DockMonitor enables businesses to […] [Read more]

06 Mar 2015
Trapped key interlocks vs light curtains in the food industry

In all industries it is important to balance the demand for safety with the need for fast access to machinery. The latter is vital in the food industry, for several reasons: The need to easily and hygienically clean the production environment. The impact on downtime of repetitively cleaning electronic systems. The requirement to clean all […] [Read more]

23 Sep 2014
Castell appoints distributor to cover four western US states

Bulldog Controls to represent safety interlocking firm in California, Nevada, Arizona and Utah Castell has chosen Bulldog Controls to represent its machine, switchgear and loading dock safety products in the states of California, Nevada, Arizona and Utah. “Bulldog Controls has a wealth of experience and knowledge of industrial safety, both domestically and internationally,” said Castell […] [Read more]

12 May 2014
Castell Salvo Protects Loading Docks

Drive-away prevention system mitigates human error Chicago, Illinois (April 4 , 2014) – Castell’s Salvo™ Loading Dock Safety System drive-away prevention products promote safety on automatic and manual loading dock doors. The brake line interlocking system minimizes the possibility of human error to protect workers from injury and property from damage. Fast, safe access is […] [Read more]

04 Apr 2014
Castell Interlocks Safeguard Sikeston Power Station

Missouri power plant upgrades to trapped key technology Chicago, Illinois (October 23, 2013) – Sikeston, Missouri’s Board of Municipal Utilities (BMU) recently installed trapped key interlocks from industrial safety specialist Castell throughout its 600 acre coal-fired power plant. The system limits access to dangerous areas, protecting employees from injury and equipment from damage. Castell Interlocks […] [Read more]

23 Oct 2013
Safety Interlocking Guide Improves Efficiency in Waste and Recycling Industries

Castell safeguards sorters, shredders, bailers and more Chicago, Illinois (July 24, 2013) –Safety specialist Castell has released a new application guide for the waste and recycling sector. The guide covers methods for interlocking safety specific to waste and recycling facilities that ensure that personnel are protected while operations remain efficient. In the waste and recycling […] [Read more]

24 Jul 2013
New Switchgear Interlocking Application Guide Facilitates Selection

Castell covers incomers, transformers, busbars, UPS, ESP, wind farms and more Chicago, Illinois (May 31, 2013) – Switchgear safety specialist Castell has released a new application guide for switchgear interlocking that makes it easier to understand and choose interlocks for a wide variety of industrial applications. The guide covers earthing systems; high-, medium- and low-voltage […] [Read more]

31 May 2013
New Vehicle Restraint Prevents Drive Aways

Salvo™ Chock quick and easy to use Chicago, Illinois (March 1, 2013) – Industrial safety specialist Castell’s interlocking wheel chock, Salvo™ Chock is specifically designed for restraint of straight trucks and other vehicles that cannot be locked out with a Salvo glad hand lock. Ideal for demanding loading yard conditions, the chock is light, strong, […] [Read more]

01 Mar 2013
Castell Celebrates 90 years of Industrial Safety

Chicago, Illinois (November 29, 2012) – Industrial safety specialist Castell has recently marked 90 years of protecting people and assets worldwide. When James ‘Harry’ Castell formed the company in 1922, the health and safety industry was in embryonic form; it would be another 50 years before countries began enacting federal safety guidelines. The electrification of […] [Read more]

29 Nov 2012
Maximize Loading Dock Efficiency with Salvo™ DockMonitor

Dock management system displays real-time site performance and individual dock statistics Chicago, Illinois (October 9, 2012) – Industrial safety specialist Castell Interlocks Inc. has developed a data-gathering and analysis product to maximize loading dock efficiency. Salvo™ DockMonitor integrates with the company’s Salvo™ Loading Dock Safety System to display live graphic information running on a PC […] [Read more]

09 Oct 2012
New catalog facilitates customer product understanding and selection

Castell has launched a 72-page product catalog for its main product range of trapped key interlocks, which are typically used with machine guarding and in the switchgear industry. The catalog is designed to facilitate product, and system, understanding and selection. There are three factors to consider when designing a trapped key interlocking system: the power […] [Read more]

29 Jun 2012
Castell Improves Manufacturing Process to Reduce Delivery Times

Company wins Halma Manufacturing Excellence award for 2012 Industrial safety specialist Castell has redesigned its manufacturing process to increase flexibility and reduce delivery times. As a result, the company has received the Manufacturing Excellence award for 2012 from its parent company Halma, amidst competition from 40 other Halma subsidiaries. According to Halma, “Castell has transformed […] [Read more]

30 May 2012
Castell’s Multi-voltage Solenoid-controlled interlock for UPS System Safety

KSUPS+ improves delivery times and safety rating Chicago, Illinois (April 27, 2012) – Industrial safety specialist Castell has launched a new multi-voltage interlock primarily for use with uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems. The KSUPS+ is a solenoid-controlled trapped key interlock that only permits access to a UPS system once the system has been put into […] [Read more]

27 Apr 2012
Castell Salvo Protects Cascades Inopak

Automatic door drive-away prevention system mitigates human error Chicago, Illinois (March 12 , 2012) – At its busy Drummondville, Quebec site, Cascades Inopak has chosen the Salvo system from Castell Safety to eliminate risk of unscheduled truck departures from its loading docks. The brake line interlocking system minimizes the possibility of human error to protect […] [Read more]

12 Mar 2012
Salvo™ Drive-Away Prevention System for Loading Dock Safety

New Salvo Control Panel+ improves operational performance and installation time Chicago, Illinois (February 14, 2012) – Castell’s Salvo range of drive-away prevention products promote safety on automatic and manual loading dock doors. Its new Salvo Control Panel+ (SCP+) is easier both to use and install. Fast, safe access is an important issue in loading docks. […] [Read more]

14 Feb 2012
Amtrak Acela Workers Protected with Castell

Exchange key interlock system for power isolation at a high speed rail maintenance facility Chicago, Illinois (January 5, 2012) – During a recent upgrade, an exchange key, power isolation interlock system from industrial safety specialist Castell was installed at the Amtrak Southampton Maintenance Facility to ensure worker safety during maintenance and repair operations. The South […] [Read more]

06 Jan 2012
New datasheets simplify product selection resulting in reduced order processing times

Wealth of information enables customers to choose products more accurately Industrial safety specialist Castell Safety International Ltd has updated its product datasheets to help customers order products in the quickest and most efficient manner. The full and revised set of datasheets show product operation, usage, installation, technical details, drawings, application notes and ordering information in […] [Read more]

21 Dec 2011
Castell Appoints New Product Development Director

Castell Safety International Ltd has appointed Paul Marks as its new product development director. Castell has chosen to expand and strengthen the NPD team following a record year to April 2011. Paul joins Castell form SMAC Corporation, where he was director and general manager, Europe. He holds a first class degree in Mechanical Engineering and […] [Read more]

02 Nov 2011
Trapped key interlocks improve productivity at Uniq

(July 2011) Leading UK food-to-go manufacturer Uniq Prepared Foods has virtually eliminated downtime from the bacon-slicing process at its facility in Northampton, thanks to a trapped key interlocking system from Castell. As part of its continuous improvement program, Uniq replaced the electrical safety switches on its bacon slicer with a panel-mounted KSSE20 multi-key solenoid-controlled switch […] [Read more]

02 Jul 2011
Castell Introduces New Key Exchange Unit

Fully welded design reduces potential dirt and food traps Chicago, Illinois (April 5, 2011) – Key exchange units from industrial safety specialist Castell form part of an integrated safety system linking machine control and access interlocks. Its new X-type key exchange unit has an extremely robust design for reliable use in a wide variety of […] [Read more]

05 Apr 2011
Castell Interlocks Relocates US Headquarters

Chicago, Illinois (June 9, 2010) – Effective June 7, 2010, industrial safety specialist Castell will begin operating from its new US headquarters in Chicago, Illinois. Moving from Erlanger, Kentucky to a more central location near a major transportation hub will allow the company to provide better sales and product support to its customers across the […] [Read more]

09 Jun 2010
End Coding Speeds Safety Interlock Delivery

New manufacturing approach dramatically reduces lead times Erlanger, Kentucky (March 11, 2010) – Industrial safety specialist Castell has adopted a manufacturing process to improve efficiency and benefit the end-users, machine builders and distributors who use its safety interlocks. The company is the first in the interlocking sector to implement end coding, which allows standard products […] [Read more]

11 Mar 2010
Castell Interlocks Now Available from Tapeswitch

Erlanger, Kentucky (August 18, 2009) – Equipment from industrial safety specialist Castell has been added to Tapeswitch Corporation’s product line up.  Castell’s portfolio of trapped key interlocks and loading dock guarding systems will now be available in the United States through Tapeswitch. Castell’s trapped key interlocks ensure that personnel follow a predetermined sequence of tasks […] [Read more]

18 Aug 2009
Castell Interlocks Safeguard Precipitators at APC Expo

Cocktail reception planned for Tuesday, July 14 Erlanger, Kentucky (July 1, 2009) – Castell will be exhibiting safety interlocking products at the Air Pollution Control (APC) Roundtable and Exposition, July 13-14, 2009 at the Woodlands Resort & Conference Center (Houston, TX).  Castell’s range of heavy-duty interlocks promotes worker safety by preventing access to live electrostatic […] [Read more]

01 Jul 2009
Castell Interlocks Top Choice for Hamon Research-Cottrell Customers

Control equipment specialists have installed Castell on dozens of jobs over past two decades Erlanger, Kentucky (May 20, 2009) – When it comes to choosing safety interlocking devices for its air pollution and thermal control equipment installations, Hamon Research-Cottrell trusts Castell Interlocks to deliver to deliver the quality, reliability and service required.  As one of […] [Read more]

20 May 2009
Castell Interlocks Safeguard Nuclear Power Plant

Trapped key interlocks prevent unauthorized access to hazardous areas Erlanger, Kentucky (March 4, 2009) – Trapped key interlocks from Castell were chosen by China’s Qinshan Nuclear Power Plant to safeguard two new areas of the plant during a recent expansion project.  Built in 1984, the Qinshan plant was China’s first domestically designed and constructed nuclear […] [Read more]

04 Mar 2009
New Castell Iso-Lok Doc Combo Board Launched

Centrally control all aspects of lockout safety Erlanger, Kentucky (November 7, 2008) – The Iso-Lok Doc Combo from Castell combines the features of a lockable document holder with those of a safety lockout station and group lockout box.  Securely keeping both the permit to work documents and lockout equipment in the same unit, all aspects […] [Read more]

06 Nov 2008

New system creates flexible safety zone around dangerous process equipment Erlanger, Kentucky (August 13, 2008) – Traditional mechanical and barrier methods to machine guarding are only as safe as the people using them. With Castell’s new QuadCam system, sophisticated 3-dimensional imaging technology eliminates the potential for human error and tampering. QuadCam’s 3D detection technology is […] [Read more]

13 Aug 2008

MillerEdge completes loading dock portfolio with Castell’s Salvo drive-away prevention Erlanger, Kentucky (July 11, 2008) – To increase customer support across North America, Castell has formed a new OEM partnership with MillerEdge to carry the company’s Salvo dock safety system.    MillerEdge has 70 years manufacturing experience in commercial and industrial emergency stopping devices for […] [Read more]

11 Jul 2008

New end-coding technology cuts order lead times Erlanger, Kentucky (June 19, 2008) – Castell will be exhibiting safety interlocking products at the Air Pollution Control (APC) Roundtable and Exposition, July 14-15, 2008 at the Hyatt Regency Savannah (Savannah, Ga.).  Castell’s range of heavy-duty interlocks promote worker safety by preventing access to live electrostatic precipitators.   […] [Read more]

19 Jun 2008

3D imaging safety joins traditional interlock range to safeguard paper processing equipment Erlanger, Kentucky (May 20, 2008) – Castell will be debuting a new safety system during the Pulp and Paper Safety Association (PPSA) Conference, June 8 – 10, 2008 at the Sheraton Society Hill (Philadelphia, Pa.).  Castell’s new QuadCam uses 3-dimensional imaging technology to […] [Read more]

20 May 2008

Motion monitoring, drive away prevention, static discharge and integrated systems Erlanger, Kentucky (April 8, 2008) – Castell will be showcasing safety systems for the industrial processing and bulk solids handling markets at the International Powder and Bulk Solids Show, May 6-8, 2008 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center (Rosemont, Ill.).  Castell’s BEMF, Salvo, Earth-Line […] [Read more]

08 Apr 2008

Drive-away prevention system protects workers at UK bakery Erlanger, Kentucky (March 13, 2008) – Pork Farms, one of the UK’s leading bakeries, has eliminated the risk of unscheduled truck departures with an investment in Castell’s Salvo safety system, protecting its workers from injury and its property from damage.  The systems have been installed on all […] [Read more]

13 Mar 2008

Drive-away prevention system and more on display for logistics industry Erlanger, Kentucky (February 19, 2008) – Castell will be showcasing safety solutions for attendees of the Material Handling Industry of America’s NA 2008 annual show and conference, April 21-24, 2008 at the I-X Center (Cleveland, OH).  Castell’s dock safety, motion monitoring and interlock products safeguard […] [Read more]

19 Feb 2008

Drive-away prevention system eliminates unscheduled truck departures Erlanger, Kentucky (December 20, 2007) – Unscheduled truck departures increase risk to workers and the potential for damage to loading docks and equipment.  The Salvo loading dock safety system from international safety expert Castell ensures that a particular sequence of events happens before a truck is able to […] [Read more]

20 Dec 2007
Castell Adopts New Global Corporate Identity

New logo unites all safety product lines under one brand Erlanger, Kentucky (November 27, 2007) – Castell (www.castell.com), a worldwide leader in industrial safety solutions, has adopted a new corporate brand identity.  The new logo reflects the company’s evolving business direction and unites its varied product lines and global offices with a single, strong brand […] [Read more]

27 Nov 2007

Customers to benefit from new imaging systems for machine safety Erlanger, Kentucky and Seattle, Washington (November 5, 2007) – Castell and Newton Research Labs, Inc. have partnered to develop the next generation of machine guarding systems.  By incorporating a sophisticated three dimensional imaging technology and redundant system components, the new systems will provide a far […] [Read more]

05 Nov 2007
Major Flooring Manufacturer Grounds and Protects Milling Line

Castell prevents explosions and drive-aways in Class 1, Division 2 Facility Erlanger, Kentucky (October 31, 2007) – When a large flooring manufacturer recently upgraded its laminate milling area, the company took proactive steps to assure the continued safety of its facility with the addition of equipment from Castell.  The unique combination arrangement of a Castell […] [Read more]

31 Oct 2007
Castell Positions for Growth With Expanded Facilities

Remodel doubles square footage Castell is preparing for anticipated future growth with a full facility expansion and upgrade.  A two month remodel project has doubled the square footage to create a working environment befitting the company’s aggressive growth goals.   Castell has taken over new space in the same location at Kenton Lands Road in […] [Read more]

12 Oct 2007

Trapped key motion monitoring and drive away prevention systems safeguard personnel and equipment from the plant to the loading dock. Erlanger, Kentucky (August 3, 2007) – Castell will be showcasing safety solutions for members of the Voluntary Protection Programs Participants’ Association (VPPPA), during the annual conference and exhibition, August 27-29, 2007 at the Marriott Wardman […] [Read more]

03 Aug 2007

Drive-away prevention system in place at Maryland distribution facility Erlanger, Kentucky (June 18, 2007) – When a truck pulled away prematurely from his plant, causing a dock plate to fall, warehouse Distribution Superintendent Chris Gagliardi was convinced of the need to physically restrain trucks during loading and unloading.  The incident could have caused serious injury […] [Read more]

15 Jun 2007

Trapped key interlocks and lockout/tagout padlocks safeguard paper processing equipment. Erlanger, Kentucky (May 15, 2007) – Castell will be showcasing safety solutions for the pulp and paper industries during the Pulp and Paper Safety Association Conference, June 10-13, 2007 at the Red Lion Jantzen Beach Conference Center (Portland, Ore.).  Castell’s access interlocks and lockout/tagout equipment […] [Read more]

16 May 2007

Durable trapped key interlocks ensure precipitators are powered down prior to access. Erlanger, Kentucky (May 4, 2007) – Maintenance on electrostatic precipitators can be dangerous if equipment is not first powered down.  Castell’s range of heavy-duty interlocks guarantees the safety of workers operating electrostatic precipitators by preventing access to live equipment.   The electrodes and […] [Read more]

04 May 2007

Motion monitoring, static discharge and access interlocks increase production safety. Erlanger, Kentucky (March 30, 2007) – Castell Interlocks will be showcasing safety solutions for the industrial processing and bulk solids handling markets at the Powder and Bulk Solids Exposition Southeast, April 24-26, 2007 at the Georgia World Congress Center (Atlanta, GA).  Castell’s BEMF, Earth-Line, and […] [Read more]

30 Mar 2007

Motion monitoring unit permits safe access without unnecessary downtime. Erlanger, Kentucky (March 9, 2007) – Safe access to equipment with variable rundown times can be difficult to judge.  The BEMF motion-monitoring device from Castell Interlocks guarantees that motor-driven equipment such as mixers, hammer mills and pellet mills has completely stopped before access is granted.  Safety […] [Read more]

08 Mar 2007

Erlanger, Kentucky (December 1, 2006) – Castell Interlocks Inc., manufacturer of the Salvo trailer interlocking safety system, has appointed SafeRack, LLC. as its North American distributor for the top tanker bulk loading market.    From its headquarters in Sumter, South Carolina, SafeRack manufactures and distributes a wide range of loading rack products and fall protection […] [Read more]

01 Dec 2006
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