This video gives a general overview of the PSC1 Programmable Safety Controller and how it uses universal field bus communication to be integrated into other PLC systems.
The PROTECT PSC1 is a programmable, modular safety controller which includes the development of custom applications and their integration into higher-order control systems. The PROTECT PSC1 system consists of a reliable, compact freely programmable safety controller and dependable extension modules; fitted with a universal communications interface to allow data exchange across different fieldbus systems with higher level controllers. In developing the new PROTECT PSC1, we have taken a big step forward in the field of control technology and its unique features clearly set this control system apart from other solutions.
This video highlights the features of the Schmersal PS Series of limit switches.
The series has 4 body styles:
- PS116 compact symmetrical housing
- PS215 (metal) & PS216 (plastic)
- PS226 (plastic)
- PS316 (metal) & PS316 (plastic)
The video shows the modular nature of the series, with many actuator heads, head adjustment in 45 degree increments, and the easy ability to change heads. The video also demonstrates several typical applications, such as position detection and the monitoring rotating or sliding guards.
An introduction to the new IP69 Rated option for the SLC440 Safety Light Curtain.
The IP69 enclosure features polycarbonate outer tubing and stainless steel end caps which provide high resistance to frequent cleaning with water, alkali solutions, foam, hot steam or high-pressure jets typical in hygienic applications. The transparent housing enhances the ruggedness of the rectangular closed profile of the light curtain and still allows all the integrated functions, such as double reset or floating blanking with movable edge, and visible signaling from the end cap and 7 segment display.
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.
The AZM400 is a safety rated motorized bolt interlock switch with an integrated RFID sensor.
The Series BDF control station provides machine operators and maintenance personnel with the ability to E-Stop, control start up, reset and select the appropriate mode of machine operation in a single housing.
Each control station has up to four positions for a wide variety of controls:
- E-Stop buttons with or without a protective collar;
- Pushbuttons, mushroom buttons, illuminated pushbuttons, and LED indicator lights available in several standard colors;
- Selector and key selector switches with latched or spring return actuation.
The slim design of the BDF, 40mm, permits mounting on a machine door frame.This latest release from Schmersal meets all the North American approvals including cUL as well as European standards EN 60947-5-1 and EN 60947-5-5.The BDF is also available with integrated AS Interface Safety at Work
The series is composed of 8 variants which include modules with safe PNP outputs, relay outputs, user adjustable time delayed outputs (Stop 1), monitoring of two-hand controls, input expansion up to Cat.4/PLe, and monitoring of two independent safety functions.
Each module can be adjusted to one of 11 preset configurations which include selecting the type of reset, activating or deactivating cross-wire monitoring, and selecting the monitored contact configuration - all via a rotary dial on the front. Models with Stop 1 outputs have a second dial to set the delay in the timer. Once changed to the desired setting, the dials are protected from further adjustment by a transparent front cover that is secured with a seal.
The RSS36 is an RFID Based electronic safety sensor for machine guarding.
The SRB-100DR is a safety controller that features a double reset function.
In large work areas where an operator has walk-in access to a potentially hazardous condition, special measures must be taken to prevent an unsafe restart. In such cases an operator may not have full view of the work area and cannot as confidently declare a safe state from standing outside the walk-in area. To complement presence sensing devices such as laser scanners and safety mats, safety controllers with a double reset module can be used. This feature is utilized by having an operator begin the resetting procedure by first actuating a reset button located inside the walk-in area. After leaving this area and having the presence sensing devices cleared or reengaging a safety interlock, actuating the second reset button outside the walk-in area within a predetermined time is required to restart an operation.
Schmersal on Machine Safety is a series of short videos (2-3 minutes) where our engineers explain various machine safety concepts.
In this video Peter Rigakos talks about Control Reliability and designing safety circuits to standards.
Schmersal on Machine Safety is a series of short videos (2-3 minutes) where our engineers explain various machine safety concepts. In this video Devin Murray discusses Performance Levels, from ISO 13849, breaking down the related concepts such as diagnostic coverage, common cause failures, mean time to a dangerous failure, and categories
This animated video highlights the features of the Schmersal AZM150 solenoid interlock: - Multiple actuator key options - Rotatable head, for mounting flexibility - Slim design - for mounting to extruded profiles - Locking force of 1500 N. - Individual coding option - High level to ISO 14119 - Lock Out /Tag out device
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.
For more information, please contact:
Engineering Services Manager
The SLC/ SLG 440 series offers numerous standard integrated functions such as fixed blanking, floating blanking, fixed blanking with movable edge region, double reset, contactor control (EDM), automatic mode, re-start mode, and beam coding. These functions are selected and programmed via a single push-button and the integrated 7-segment display. There is also an integrated alignment aid function to assist in setting up the system.
Operating status is clearly visible -- there is a built in LED lamp in the receiver's end cap and the 7-segment display shows error codes and flashing signals to report specific faults and problems. The SLC440 series features a one-piece extruded reinforced housing, a compact 28 mm x 33 mm rectangular profile.
The SLC440 is available in 14 mm and 30 mm resolution (space between adjacent beams) and a wide range of protection heights (space between first and last beams) from 170 mm to 1930 mm.