The AZM400 is a motorized bolt lock with an integrated RFID sensor.
The AZM400 is a locking switch for machine guard doors that must be secured for safe operation. It provides a locking force of 10,000 N to keep the guard door securely locked until dangerous conditions, which may exist even after removal of power, have abated.
Since the locking bolt is motorized, the AZM400 is both power-to-lock and power-to-unlock. It is bi-stable in the event of a power failure, which maintains the last locked status of the interlock. It is available with a manual by-pass or an emergency exit knob (T) if the unit is mounted inside the hazardous area, which allows the bolt to be retracted manually. There is a version available with an electric manual release (E), which allows the unit to be hooked up to an auxiliary power supply to allow the motor to retract the bolt.
Do you find it difficult achieving effective machine guarding? Is it complicated applying the wording from regulatory and industry standards into practice? This webinar will help put some practicality to machine guarding, thus reducing the arguments against properly implementing machine safety guarding systems.
Recorded on February 17, 2015
Presented as a part of the CSIA Partner Webinar Series
Presenter: Mike DeRosier, Engineering Services Manager for Schmersal USA and TUV certified Functional Safety Engineer for Machinery.
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Engineering Services Manager
The PFB is a passive field box used to series connect multiple electronic sensors and electronic locking devices. The fused M12 plug-and-play configuration of the field box does not reduce the high safety rating of PLe or SIL3 as offered by the series connection of electronic Schmersal devices.
For conventional diagnostic devices, one I/O 8-pole cable per PFB box is brought back to the control panel which will provide the signals for the safety outputs and each individual device's diagnostic signal. For serial diagnostic devices only one I/O 8-pole cable in total will be brought to the control panel to provide the signals of the safety outputs and the individual detailed device statuses offered with the serial diagnostic communication.
Dipswitches allow for easy configurations based on number of devices connected and the location within the series chain the field box is located. LEDs provide a quick visual indication of the basic switch status.