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Southern Manufacturing

Farnborough, Hants(GU14 6TQ)

20/04/2021 - 22/04/2021

Southern Manufacturing and Electronics is the most comprehensive annual industrial exhibition in the (more)

PPMA Show 2021

NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

28/09/2021 - 30/09/2021

PPMA Show 2021 will be the UK’s largest ever event dedicated to state-of-the-art processing and (more)

Advanced Engineering 2021

NEC Birmingham(B40 1NT)

03/11/2021 - 04/11/2021

Join us in our 12th and most important edition to date, as we invite engineers and management from all (more)

Increased machine efficiency and operator safety

Increased machine efficiency and operator safety Whilst a solenoid interlock should provide accurate alignment of actuator and device when newly installed, during a lifetime of use actuator and device can become misaligned, causing damage to both and leading to machine downtime. The new AZM 200 non-contact solenoid interlock from Schmersal eliminates this problem using the company's newly developed pulse echo sensor technology, which allows the actuator and interlock to engage even with an offset of +/-5mm. This simplifies mounting and reduces the need for regular maintenance and adjustment of the safety guard. By increasing machine availability through the use of integrated electronics, the AZM 200 also reinforces Schmersal's commitment to producing safety products that not only enable conformity with regulations but also increase the efficiency of the machine or process. The new interlock is designed to increase machine uptime using innovative diagnostics to provide rapid trouble-shooting. In practice this means that a fault does not automatically lead to the machine shutting off immediately. Instead, the fault is first signalled so that machine shut down can be progressive and controlled. Up to sixteen AZM 200 solenoid interlocks can be daisy-chained together over a distance of up to 200m, and can also be wired in series with Schmersal's CSS 180 sensor. Control Category 4 is achieved whether an installation uses one or a series of AZM 200s, which eliminates the need for additional switches and also reduces wiring and the number of control modules required.

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