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Technical articles

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.

  • Industrial Robot Protection

    Alternatives to the Safety Fence [more]

    The choice of protective equipment around a robot workstation is made easier if one keeps a close eye on the individual circumstances.

     

    Author: Tobias Thiesmann, System and Solutions Manager, Schmersal

     

    Source: messtec drives Automation 8/2021 E, S. 7–9, Wiley-VCH GmbH

     

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  • FOCUS ON BOTH EMPLOYEE AND MACHINE SAFETY

    SAFETY AT WORK [more]

    …mentions Sagar Bhosale, Managing Director, Schmersal India – a company that’s been offering products & technologies for a safe working environment – in his interview with Anvita Pillai. He elaborates on prioritising man and machine safety, the initiatives for safety, new trends and more. 
    Source: A&D, Automation & Digisat, publish-industry India Pvt. Ltd.
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  • SAFETY AND RAPID DIAGNOSTICS

    A PULL-WIRE EMERGENCY-STOP AS A SAFETY COMPONENT IN BESPOKE CONVEYOR SYSTEMS [more]

    ‘Do it yourself’ is the approach taken by a materials handling manufacturer to create a completely new business model. Users can now go online to
    configure and order conveyor belts designed to meet their individual requirements. Systems are delivered quickly and can then be constructed and
    commissioned promptly on site. Pull-wire emergency-stops from Schmersal are being used as a protective device in these new modular systems.

    Source: DER BETRIEBSLEITER, ISSUE 11-12/2020, VEREINIGTE FACHVERLAGE GMBH

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  • CRASH TESTS IN THE BAKERY

    HYGIENICALLY ENCLOSED SAFETY LIGHT CURTAINS UNDERGO TESTING AT BAKED GOODS MANUFACTURER COPPENRATH & WIESE [more]

    Coppenrath & Wiese is using hygienically enclosed safety light curtains on some of its production and packaging systems. The manufacturer of
    frozen baked goods and an automation specialist have jointly proven the mechanical stability of the protective covers in a series of tests, and
    subsequently declared that the series in question is consistent with the company standard.

    Source:MESSTEC DRIVES AUTOMATION, ISSUE 10/2020, WILEY-VCH GMBH

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  • OPTIMAL CONNECTIVITY IN MACHINE SAFETY

    Four concepts for networked machine safety [more]

    Industry 4.0, connectivity and networking are hot topics in machine safety. From the user’s perspective, there are a number of concepts – each
    slightly different, but all sharing one thing in common – their use can boost productivity, transparency and flexibility in production.

    Source: OPEN AUTOMATION, ISSUE 3/2020 (4.6.2020), VDE VERLAG GMBH

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  • MACHINE SAFETY:THE FUTURE IS INTERCONNECTED

    THE NEW SAFETY FIELDBOX – A BENEFICIAL SAFETY SOLUTION, NOT ONLY FOR PACKAGING MACHINES [more]

    The plug and play principle allows up to eight safety switchgear devices of different types to connect to safety controls with PROFINET/PROFIsafe via the Safety Fieldbox. This
    solution offers greater efficiency and process transparency – important benefits, especially for the complex machinery often used in the packaging industry.
    Source: Der Konstrukteur, issue 11-2020, publishing house: Vereinigte Fachverlage

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