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Superior Interlock Corporation

73-39 Central Ave.
Glendale, NY 11385
phn- 718-821-8949
fax- 718-417-6162
When ordering interlocks from our Company, independent of quantity, please submit proper information regarding type of
lock, and catalog number. Select the correct type suitable for your application from our catalog.
The following information is necessary to fill each order:
1. Length of bolt either in withdrawn or extended position, (specify position)
2. Bolt projection, either right or left. If not specified, we will supply left-handed unit as shown on all illustrations in
3. Superior will supply one (1) key per lock. Duplicate keys, which are not necessary within the sequence will be
tagged Duplicate Key."
4. Key designation - A-1, A-2, etc., which are identical symbols will have the same key numbers and will operate
with the same key.
5. Special requirements should be marked at the bottom of the sheet, or next to the column describing locking unit,
under "Remarks".
All locks are registered and filed under "Ultimate User's Name, Street Address, City and State.
On systems for Electrostatic Precipitators, Generating Stations, and Shipyards, etc., Superior Interlock will only supply key
supplements to operate system sequentially. Duplicate keys can be obtained after Customer signs a disclaimer called "Manufacturer's Request:


Although Superior Interlock will accept verbal phone orders, we would like you to follow it up with a written order. At times
there may be confusion or misunderstanding regarding key numbers, or type of locks when orders are received over the
telephone. Therefore, we suggest you submit a written order, enabling us to con-firm exact type of locks, or key numbers,
etc., which you would like to order from us.
To assist you in ordering, please request a Superior Interlock catalog which shows drawings, dimensions, etc.
All orders received will be acknowledged in writing, stating quantities, type of unit, estimated shipping date, etc.
Our Terms and Conditions printed in the back of our acknowledgement will prevail.
specifications or terms of sale may be made only upon mutual written agreement.

Any change in drawings or

Superior Representatives have no authority to alter terms and conditions unless we are specifically notified and agree to
special terms and conditions.


In placing all orders to Superior Interlock Corp., the customer will be insured of the proper materials per his specifications.
The key numbers are assigned by checking our permanent key records, assuring the customer of no duplication of Keys
within his installation. purchase of any lock from Superior Interlock will entitle the customer to any replacement parts, at
reasonable cost, including spare keys necessary to keep the system functioning properly. The lock combinations whichwe assign to the customer is the customer's property.

In order to insure the special function and security of an Interlock System, the equipment we supply will only be
accompanied by one set of keys. We caution the customer against any attempt to circumvent the Interlock Key System or
to use duplicate keys.
Occasionally, a customer will request that duplicate keys be supplied. In this event, for our mutual protection and
complete understanding of the security operation, the customer will be required to send us a disclaimer statement as part
of obtaining duplicate keys. In this statement, the customer assumes, full responsibility and agrees to hold Superior
Interlock Corp. harmless with reference to the direct or consequential damage to life and or property caused by the use of
duplicate keys or other attempts to circumvent the system.
After receiving an order from a customer, Superior Interlock Corp. will notify the customer of any shortcomings it finds in
design or equipment selected. Should the customer nevertheless insist upon equipment, which in the opinion of Superior
Interlock Corp. is unsafe or inadequate, it is clearly understood that the customer bears full responsibility for their decision
to proceed.

Sometimes, equipment is found damaged due to mishandling by carrier or other parties; consequently, claims for material,
damaged in shipment, must be made to Superior Interlock within a week after shipment is received.
All material, prior to shipment, is checked thoroughly, pertaining to operation, quantities and accessories ordered. The
interlocks are also checked sequentially, regarding key interchange and routing of key. After receiving material please
unpack carefully and check each item per, your order.
Each unit should be checked as per type, sub-type, catalog number, which is stenciled on the back of the unit name plate.
May it be two locks or two hundred locks, layout the locks per your schematic diagram.
Check all key numbers and interchange keys with identical interchange designation. Should there be any discrepancy
within the shipment, please contact Superior Interlock. The contents of the shipment should be complete unless it is a
partial shipment. It is essential to notify us immediately should there be a discrepancy.

Superior Interlocks are designed and built for safety. To get the maximum benefit from our safety devices, proper
installation of locks and thoughtful operation on your part is necessary.
We suggest. you carefully study the Installation and Operating Manual prior to installing locks.
Before installing interlocks the following should be considered:
Installing the locks should be done in steps following the sequence print schematic. This assures you the key routing and
functioning of the interlock system is safe and provides maximum protection for which the interlock system is intended.
The mounting hardware we supply with all locks is of the tamper-resistant type. All one-way screws, which Superior
supplies, must be used to mount the locks. This is, for mutual protection and will guarantee the safety and integrity of the
interlock system. Should you decide to use standard mounting hardware, which is easily dismantled, Superior Interlock
Corp. will not be responsible.
We suggest that prior to permanent installation, all locks should be test-mounted with standard hardware. After making
proper adjustments, the standard hardware should be replaced with the one-way screws. This will give you maximum
assurance that no one can dismantle the locks. After installing the locks, you should test the complete system
sequentially, assuring yourself of proper sequential function of the interlocks. Any shortcomings within the system should
be corrected prior to energizing the system.
Not considering the above guidelines, you may jeopardize the safety of the operator or destroy expensive equipment.
It is essential to have the proper locking disk, which will prevent the locking bolt being extended in any other than, the
proper sequential position. Key release should be prevented by a fabricated member or interference finger, which will

hold the key back, in the equipment, in an energized position. It may be necessary, at times, to manufacture shims or
special parts in order to align the lock so it engages totally free in the locking disk.
Should the lock be used as a pushing device, where the locking bolt projects against a spring loaded member, locks with
over-travel feature (OTF) should be used. The locking bolt on the OTF unit travels beyond the centerline and has the
ability of releasing the pressure on pins and tumblers within the lock cylinder. This allows free insertion and removal of
the key in the lock (when locking bolt is in extended position) .
Door locks used on fuse compartments or enclosures must have perfect alignment between the lock housing and bolt
eye, (keeper). Misalignment between the two parts will result in excessive wear on the bottom release pins. When there
is misalignment between door and frame, use a different type of lock, which is suitable for door locking without crucial
alignment; B-857, or B-1496, etc.
Type B-5003 should be used on doors with reasonable alignment between door and frame. Door locks are equipped with
a key-retaining feature holding the key in the door-open position. This is accomplished internally with spring loaded
tumblers and should allow the key release when the two members, lock and bolt eye, are joined in the process of positive
door closure. Destroying this feature on the door locks will jeopardize the integrity of the system. Trying to retrieve a key
from the locks will result in breaking the keys. Only when you join the two members can the key be safely removed.


Caution should be taken about trying to obtain keys locally. Duplicate keys will defeat the purpose of the interlock system
and we will not be responsible for the results.
There should- only be enough keys to operate the system sequentially. Any duplicate keys should be either put in a safe
place or destroyed. On breakers, the customer has to make provision to releve keys only in the equipment "Open
Position". Should the keys be released in any other position there is a shortcoming within the system.
The function of an interlock system is such that there will always be keys trapped within the system, depending upon the
condition, - either energized or de-energized. No loose keys which can be easily removed should exist. A careful study of
your schematic or one-line diagram will show you the exact location of the trapped and released keys.
Any abnormal conditions, which will be noticed, should be immediately corrected or reported to management. Tampering
with individual locks or dismantling of locks will void the interlock system and should not be attempted. If an emergency
exists within the system and you have to dismantle locks, the condition should be immediately corrected following the
emergency. Tampering or dismantling locks will void all warranties. During Emergency conditions when locks need to be
dismantled and or removed please follow all OSHA, Federal, State, and Local regulations, (lockout tag-out, and proper
pre-described procedures ).
It is essential to follow the key sequence. Short cuts or bypassing a necessary step may endanger the operator's life or
damage expensive equipment.
All Superior Interlocks are completely sealed for your protection. If our interlocks are tampered with, altered or repaired in
some fashion, we will not be responsible for malfunctioning.
Please keep in mind that Superior Interlocks are constructed of the finest available materials and should provide -many
years of trouble-free operation. However, due to the complicated mechanism and close tolerances, you should install the
locks with care.
Any misalignment should be corrected. This should be done by enlarging the holes on the adapter plate, or equipment.
Trying to align locks by hitting with a blunt instrument or hammer, will destroy the internal mechanism, making the lock
inoperable. Misalignment of locking member, where the interlock bolt engages, will create friction and you will experience
a drag on the key. The locking bolt should be totally free, and movable with the key, without any effort. If excessive force
is necessary to turn the key, do not use pliers etc., trying to extend the locking bolt. You will break the key.
It may be necessary from time to time to repair or replace some components within the system. All locks and components
should be ordered from our factory or your original equipment supplier. This is for your protection and it will avoid
dangerous duplication of keys. All original keys supplied with interlocks are stenciled in the back of the key bow:

Although all interlocks are constructed of nonferrous material, there will be some surface oxidation on parts, which are
exposed to the elements. This is normal. Please note that all units used in outdoor and harsh locations must have a dust
cap to protect the lock cylinder.
The lock cylinders when used often should be lubricated with dry powdered or flaked graphite at approximately threemonth intervals. The lock cylinders when used seldom should be lubricated with dry powdered or flaked graphite each
time the system is used. The outside barrel of the lock housing should be sandpapered to insure proper fit of push-on
dust, caps. The interior of the push-on dust cap should be periodically polished with 320-grit emery cloth. This will insure
proper fit of dust caps on housing. When dirt and contamination are a problem the locks need to be cleaned. A syringe
should be used, filled with mineral spirits, or other degreasing fluid, inserting the liquid into the plug of the lock and
washing out foreign material from the lock cylinder itself. This will clean the internal parts, like tumbler pins, drivers and
springs. This procedure should be repeated at least twice during this maintenance cycle. The liquid should be left for a
few minutes to loosen the dirt. Blow-dry with compressed air until thoroughly dry. After lock is thoroughly dry, lubricate
cylinder with flaked or powdered graphite.
Never use oil or grease or any other petroleum based product to lubricate cylinder.
It will only result in sluggish operation of lock and will hang up pins and tumbler.
Should you experience excessive friction by turning key it may be necessary to dismantle the lock and polish locking bolt
and clean bearing on lock housing.
Since all interlocks are property sealed and cannot be easily dismantled, it is advisable to return locks to us for repair. We
recondition all locks at minimum cost.
Should damage to the, lock cylinder occur, all components within our interlock system can be duplicated and replaced by
ordering spare cylinders. We give you the necessary instructions to replace defective cylinders. Any part within your
interlock system is repairable and all components, including keys and cylinders, can be obtained from Superior Interlock
In order to keep your interlock system functioning properly, you must initiate a maintenance program, as described in this
"Recommended Maintenance" procedure.
Should you experience key breakage, we will, on a no charge basis, replace keys provided you return the broken
keys. During emergency conditions, Superior Interlock reserves the right to supply the customer with spare keys in order
to keep the system functioning properly. Catalog is available on request.
Should you decide to paint the lock housings, please be careful not to apply paint to moving parts of lock cylinder,
especially the plug section of the lock. This is the part where the key is inserted. The paint may seep into the interior of
the lock making the lock inoperative.
In locks with key retaining features do NOT paint tumblers (area where bolt-eye / keeper engages). The movement of the
spring-loaded tumbler must be totally free to function properly. Under no circumstances apply any foreign material or
paint on the locking bolt.
The spring-loaded hinges on the covers of the Interlocks should NOT be painted. Should the springs accidentally get
painted, please remove paint immediately.