The latest version of the Euchner MGB Multifunctional Gate Box allows users to design protection for guards that meets their individual requirements. The MGB2 Modular and the MGB2 Classic offer more variations, additional functions, different networking options and intelligent communication features for IoT applications.The MGB2 Modular comprises a locking module incorporating submodules with control and display functions and a bus module for connecting to Profinet/PROFIsafe. The guard locking submodules can be equipped with control elements such as push-buttons, selector switches, key-operated rotary switches or emergency stop buttons as needed. Two additional submodules allow users to integrate up to six different control elements in the locking module. The control elements can be replaced at any time during operation because the MGB2 Modular is hot pluggable. The MCM extension module can expand the MGB2 Modular's functions further by adding up to four more submodules.The MGB2 Classic version has a modular design just like the MGB2 Modular and the locking module submodules can also be fitted with individual control elements. Unlike the Modular variant, the MGB2 Classic version does not communicate via a bus system but is instead linked directly to the relevant control system. It is therefore a suitable solution for non-networked parallel-wired installations. The system features two OSSD outputs, provides continuous diagnostic information via an LED indicator, and can be connected in series with up to 10 devices.