Press release from Business Wire India
Source: Castell
Tuesday, January 31, 2012 04:10 PM IST (10:40 AM GMT)
Editors: General: Environment; Business: Energy companies, Heavy industries; Technology
New SalvoT Control Panel+ Improves Operational Performance and Installation Time

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, Tuesday, January 31, 2012 — (Business Wire India) — Castell has launched a new control panel for its Salvo range of drive-away prevention products. Suitable for use with automatic and manual loading bay doors, Salvo Control Panel+ (SCP+) is easier both to use and install.

Fast, safe access is an important issue in the loading bay environment. The Salvo system, as reported by existing users, already delivers operating efficiencies in terms of visually indicating loading bay availability, reducing needless waiting time and confirming the presence of trucks ready for loading or unloading. The new SCP+ increases operational efficiency still further with the addition of an illuminated lock; in 24/7 operating environments this feature helps drivers locate the lock portion faster and therefore saves time.

Since Salvo is a global product, with installations across five continents, the operating instructions on the SCP+ have been redesigned to allow understanding regardless of local language. The instructions are now entirely visual, enabling drivers to follow them on the panel, and reducing the time taken by new drivers to understand and operate the system.

The safety function of the control panel has also been enhanced and now features forcibly guided safety relays that deliver a higher level of safety functionality.

SCP+ has also been designed for simpler installation. A new ergonomic enclosure allows for fast access to the electrical terminals and reduces wiring time. As a further development, SCP+ is also multi-voltage and suitable for 24V AC, 24V DC, 110V AC or 230V AC supply. Finally, the panel has been designed using the same footprint and so can be retrofitted easily.

To combat environmental temperatures ranging from the extreme highs of Africa to the biting colds of North America and Russia, SCP+ can be fitted with an internal heater.

David Hughes, Castell’s sales director, commented: “The new SCP+ is a key development in the Salvo range. The increased levels of functionality have been developed in conjunction with our blue-chip global customers. These features will deliver even higher returns on investment, both in terms of safety and operational efficiency, and further enhance our reputation for providing systems that deliver fast, safe access.”

About Castell

Castell Safety International Ltd ( was founded over 85 years ago in the United Kingdom. Since the inception of the industrial safety industry, Castell has been a leader in trapped key interlocking technology, developing products that keep pace with the needs of emerging markets and applications in all business sectors. Its products go beyond meeting legislation to create the safest working environments possible. The company now designs and manufactures the world’s widest range of industrial safety systems and offers unrivalled experience in trapped key interlocking. The company operates from locations in London (UK), Chennai (India), Shanghai (China), Chicago (USA) and Cologne (Germany). Castell is a subsidiary of Halma p.l.c.

About Halma

Halma p.l.c. (, an international market leader in safety, health and sensor technology, is a public company listed on the London Stock Exchange and has approximately 4000 employees in 40 subsidiaries worldwide. Halma’s subsidiaries make products that protect lives and improve the quality of life for people through innovation in market leading products which make its customers safer, more competitive and more profitable. These subsidiaries are assisting India’s economy in areas such as energy, manufacturing, healthcare, water and waste treatment, construction and transport. Halma has a hub office in Mumbai.

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Ashok Dhanasekaran, Application Engineer, Castell Safety International Ltd, +91 9840631258,
Santosh Sen, Halma India, +91 (22) 67080400/ +91 9820247680,
Damian Corbet, Halma PR Services, +44 (0)1494 789152,


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