ABUS, the premium German padlock manufacturer, recently released the 74M Insulated Safety Padlock, the newest member of the Insulated 74 Series. The 74M is designed for lockout/tagout applications and helps keep equipment and employees safe. This lock series features a solid brass body and cylinder that offer superior corrosion resistance and are ideal for harsh environments and confined-space applications.

The 74M comes in 9 bright colors for easy identification and differentiation. The plastic-covered lock body and shackle are non-magnetic and dielectric, providing intrinsically safe protection. Protected with patented NANO PROTECT™ coating that provides robust chemical resistance, the steel shackle is available in heights of 1.5” or 3.”


“With the addition of the brass body 74M, we assist customers in industries with harsh environments requiring products that meet OSHA Lockout/Tagout Guidelines,” said George Eubanks, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at ABUS USA. “The solid brass body provides added corrosion resistance and will last longer, extending the product life cycle and allowing for fewer replacements over time.” 

For the added safety of employees, this padlock is key retaining. This means that the key can only be removed from the padlock when it is in the locked position.

In addition to all these great features, ABUS has a world class custom keying department that can provide customers with complex key systems (keyed different, keyed alike, and master keyed) in very short time frames.

About ABUS

Since 1924, ABUS has provided a good feeling of security. The products of the German manufacturer distinguish themselves through a high level of reliability and longevity while still being very easy to use. ABUS provides a large product range of innovative solutions for home security, safety lockout, commercial security and recreational security. ABUS USA is headquartered in Phoenix, AZ and is a wholly owned subsidiary in the ABUS Group dedicated to making life more secure in North America. The ABUS group is headquartered in Wetter, North-Rhine Westphalia, Germany and is made up of more than 20 subsidiaries worldwide distributing security products in over 100 countries.