We offer a selection of technical articles dealing with the safety of machines and plants - both in general and on particular aspects of product families for machine safety. Some of the contributions are from Schmersal employees, others are written by independent specialists, e.g. from industrial assessment organisations. The applicable PDF file can be stored on your computer by means of the download function.
The food industry sets special requirements for components and systems used for machine safety. These requirements include - depending on the application - the hygiene, the sealing to prevent penetration of liquids and dust, the compliance with the industry-specific prescriptions, explosion protection and the suitability of the devices for particularly high or low temperatures. Therefore, the use of safety switchgear, which have been developed especially for these particular conditions, is recommended. more
Schmersal has developed a customised optoelectronic safety guard for a new extremely compact stack cutter of the company Krug & Priester. Typical features of this safety light curtain are a protection field ranging over the entire sensor length without any dead spaces whatsoever and an adaptation of the firmware and hard-ware so as to ensure its full compatibility with the application more
A safety guard must effectively prevent access to the hazardous area and the position monitoring must meet the requirements of the standards – these are the specific requirements to be met by a separating movable safety guard or door. In addition to that, it should not interfere with or affect the productivity of the machine or the process. more