1 Oct 2021 • Templates (hidden)

Building a safe warehouse

A lock glossary


Ways of making safety doors quicker and easier to enter. Some locks can be manipulated to allow doors to remain open the whole time.


Emergency handle

A handle on the inside of the safety door in the machine guards. If somebody gets stuck inside they can get out by pulling the emergency handle.


Panic lock

A lock that is used at emergency exits and escape routes. Doors fitted with this lock can always be opened from the inside, even when locked with a key.

Mechanical splint

Our X-Locks are equipped with a mechanical splint that requires handling to open and close the door from the outside.


Interlocking safety switch

A signal is emitted when the lock is properly locked.


Snap lock

A simple type of lock that locks the door as it shuts.

Hitch lock

Works together with a touch-free door release and functions in a similar way to our X-Lock.

Interlocking (door breaker)

A door breaker tells the machine if the safety door is open. This means that the door is monitored by the machine's system and sends a signal to the machine telling it whether it can run or not. The machine will only run if the door is firmly shut.


Guardlocking (door lock)

A door lock works in much the same way, by sending a signal, the difference being that the door is locked by a special key or locking device and cannot be opened until the machine is in safe mode.

Axelent has developed locks that work in combination with a door breaker or a door lock, such as our X-Lock and Hitch Lock.


One-way screws

A popular way of manipulating a lock is to unscrew and remove one of the parts of the breaker or lock. We have stopped this by using one-way screws. As the name implies, these screws can be screwed in but not unscrewed.


Important features of a safe warehouse:

  1. Concrete floors
  2. Good lighting
  3. Appropriately designed forklift aisles adapted to your operations.
  4. A stable rack of high quality.
  5. The right equipment in the shape of upright, collision and slide-through guards, safety netting, mesh deck-ing and mesh shelving.


Keep in mind!

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Aliquam eget euismod velit. Integer lacinia fermentum nibh, vel semper ipsum porttitor eget. Integer condimentum viverra nunc id consequat. Sed facilisis eros eget lectus imperdiet, pharetra porta elit varius. Sed varius ultrices mi non feugiat. Aenean interdum, tellus ac porttitor suscipit, justo quam gravida lectus, in molestie lorem lacus at ipsum.

Vivamus feugiat nulla magna, ac blandit sapien imperdiet quis. Vestibulum accumsan purus odio, non sollicitudin nulla dictum eu. Vestibulum eu elit porttitor, pulvinar sem eu, euismod eros. Etiam ut lorem at dui mollis tempor nec sollicitudin quam. Etiam a vestibulum nunc, ac finibus magna. Pellentesque hendrerit porttitor accumsan. Integer venenatis ut sem et posuere. Morbi sed dignissim turpis, a porta tellus. Praesent volutpat urna nisi, suscipit vestibulum turpis vehicula eget.

Related articles

Find more resources and Templates (hidden)

We Are Axelent - Oskar Berg - CEO Axelent USA

I will stick my neck out and say that we will become the largest Axelent subsidiary 

Let’s get into the holiday spirit

Register today and we'll send you a reminder when the calendar starts! 

Where, why, and how to use impact and pedestrian barriers

The safety of internal traffic should be of great concern to every company 

The Lego Master behind Axelent's X-Protect campaign

For the first time, the creative interest had a place in a professional context