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Bernstein showcases ISO 14119 compliant CSMS at Southern Manufacturing

Bernstein showcases ISO 14119 compliant CSMS at Southern Manufacturing Switches, sensors and enclosures specialist, Bernstein Ltd, will be showcasing how its contactless safety monitoring switch, CSMS, ensures compliance with ISO 14119:2013 on stand F65 at Southern Manufacturing.

The CSMS is an electronic safety sensor that monitors safety doors and protective guards remain closed. The contactless, uniquely coded communication between sensor and actuator offers the highest levels of safety (PLe) and protection against manipulation.

The newly revised internationally recognised standard for the safety of machinery with interlocking devices associated with guards will come into force imminently, replacing the previous 1998 version and all national standards including EN 1088 in the UK.

ISO 14119 has been updated to include some of the latest technologies that were not commonplace when the standard was first drafted, including RFID and electromagnetic guard locking, and specifically addresses the issue of 'defeating' interlocking guards.

Bernstein's CSMS uses RFID technology to offer the highest level of protection (high-level coding) against guard manipulation.

Bernstein Ltd Managing Director, Rob Emms, says, "As a forward-looking company, Bernstein introduced the CSMS to enable customers to future-proof their operations, as well as keeping their operatives safe. It recognised the issue of manipulation and developed the CSMS to offer the highest levels of safety possible."

The CSMS, which is rated to IP67, also benefits from excellent self-diagnostic capabilities which ensure open safety guards and system errors can be located quickly. When the protective device is opened, a signal is generated by the CSMS that stops the machine and prevents a dangerous restart.

Emms continues, "Machine safety is a huge priority for Bernstein and we are constantly looking at ways of reducing potential risk in the workplace. We host a series of safety seminars throughout the year which are usually very well attended and cover a range of topics including the latest legislation, diagnostics and specific safety functions."

Bernstein's CSMS was recently awarded third place in the prestigious GIT Security Awards 2014 Safe Automation category. The awards recognise the best three products in five different categories, as voted for by readers of German publication, GIT Security.

Bernstein will also be showcasing its AS-i safety system at Southern Manufacturing with a working demonstration and it will be highlighting the bespoke services on offer through its 'One Stop Solutions'.

Bernstein offers a number of services including contract manufacturing and assembly. It also provides a customisation service that can be used across its wide range of industrial enclosures, enabling customers to commission products to their exact specifications.

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