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
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
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.
Peter Rigakos talks about manual reset for safety circuits and best engineering practices of using falling edge detection to prevent manual reset buttons becoming automatic resets.
Devin Murray discusses Risk Assessment. A risk assessment is the starting point for machine safety and allows you to identify hazards and risks associated with the equipment.
This video highlights the features of the Schmersal SLC445 Safety Light Curtain:
- Set up and Alignment
- Programming via a pushbutton
- Muting demo, with gaps
- Palletless Muting
- Error override
- Partial Muting
- Multi-scan function to prevent false trips
Steve Lange of Schmersal demonstrates several methods for aligning safety light curtains. These include measuring corner to corner and using a visible laser alignment tool.
He further demonstrates several methods available in Schmersal 440 series light curtains, using our integrated alignment tools (7 segment display, LED endcap, Bluetooth app).
Kartik Vashi explains 10 key features of the new AZM40 Solenoid Interlock: 1 Compact size 2 High safety rating 3 Bi-stable locking principles 4 Personnel locking or process locking versions 5 Mounting flexibility 6 Housing finishes 7 Strong locking force, and latching 8 High level individual coding 9 LED status indicators 10 Error codes - including end of lifetime