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Euchner’s new guard lock accessory prevents unintentional shut-down of production equipment

08 November 2021

Accidentally opening an access point of an automated machine can often create a multitude of time-intensive difficulties, especially with high-speed equipment typically used in FMCG sites including fillers & wrappers. Even though the danger to personnel may dissipate instantly as the door is opened there is still a major inconvenience with machines often going out of sequence, products piling up or toppling over, blockages occurring, spillages and additional product waste. 



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All this of disruption impacts costs and productivity. 

Non-contact non-locking safety switches may meet the needs of the application from a personnel safety viewpoint but often these devices don’t help when the process requires a pre-programmed rundown to prevent damage to the equipment or product.

To overcome this problem Euchner now offer the CEM-C60 guard locking expansion for their non-contact safety switches to give greater process protection.

The compact CEM-C60 performs as an expansion for the successful CES-C04 & C07 ranges of transponder coded safety switches. The new modular design offers the user full flexibility for switch selection when choosing the device and even more freedom in selecting a suitable connection variant. The existing switches are easily mounted to the CEM-C60, allowing straightforward conversion of pre-existing installations into a process protection guard locking system. 

Once in place the CEM-C60 offers a strong guard locking force of 650N. The new range of magnetic door locks also offer the option of an integrated permanent magnet, providing 30N of magnetic force to ensure the door will remain firmly closed even when the solenoid has been switched off, this feature is especially useful on machinery with high levels of vibration to prevent inadvertent operation of the safety system.

When used in conjunction with the CES-C04 or CES-C07 switch ranges, the device can achieve a maximum safety rating of PLe /CAT4 for reliable detection of the door position. A great feature of the lock accessory is the spring-mounted actuator plate that can be deflected up to an angle of ±4° allowing it to automatically align itself to the CEM guard locking solenoid’s surface when the door is closed – even if the door should drift slightly out of adjustment over time.

Built to last, the IP67-rated guard locking device boasts a strong design and features a nickel-plated solenoid surface which offers high corrosion resistance when used in arduous conditions.  

www.euchner.co.uk 


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