With 50 years’ experience in the design and manufacture of non-contact safety switches, safety interlocks, safety relays and light curtains for machine guarding applications, Mechan Controls is now ready to push through to other areas within the machine guard safety market, with four key new products for 2023.
Mechan Controls have always believed that success is achieved through innovation and progress, and this has led the company to expand its research and development department. With a continual focus on developing new products for our customers, the new products include the Proton solenoid interlock, the SafeLine 4 grabwire, Imperium control station and the MK-Safe range.
Proton: The Proton advanced solenoid interlock has been designed for use on machines where hazardous conditions persist even after the machine has been switched off. The robust design and heavy-duty solenoid can withstand up to 2000N hold force and energise under a lateral load.
The internal specifications meet the requirements for CAT4, SIL3 and have been designed to maintain PL-e when connected to a safety relay or Safety PLC. The unique mounting holes allow for easy installation on three faces, ideal for both hinged and sliding door applications.
The Proton R-Type offers protection against manipulation, interference and defeat making them ideal for use in high-risk applications. Mechan’s coding technology allows for 4 billion possible codes. Should either part be lost or damaged, the teach-in facility allows for unlimited re-teaching.
SafeLine 4 grabwire: The stainless steel Safeline 4 cable/push button operated system can be installed along or around awkward machinery such as conveyors and provide constant emergency stop access. This switch is made from 316 stainless steel and is suitable for external use, applications where there are hygiene requirements and other situations where a level of corrosion proof is required.
The Safeline 4 offers a number of key features in one unit:
Imperium: Mechan Controls’ Imperium control station has up to four interchangeable buttons. The Imperium complies with IEC 60204 safety standards. Key features include:
The situation and activity of these buttons depend on the functions of the overall plant or machine. The added function of touch and release 4 billion code RFID tag ensures maximum security and safety for the operator.
MK-Safe range: MK-Safe is the easy to configure trapped key interlocking system. It is suitable for various industrial safety applications. The casing of all MK-Safe ranges is 316 stainless steel which is designed and built to withstand the harsh industrial environment. The coding system has 50,000+ different key codes available. The expert coding system can be provided as an option.
There are 4 current variations for the MK-Safe range:
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