Safety switches with a separate actuator are made up of two parts: a safety switch that is mounted on the fixed part and an actuator that is mounted on the mobile part of the guard. When the guard is closed, the actuator is moved into the safety switch. This achieves the safe status and the safety-relevant contacts are closed. These devices are ideal for protecting sliding and rotating doors, as well as removable protective covers. The i16S safety switch with a separate actuator has a high locking force that is resistant to shocks and vibrations, which increases machine availability.