Elesa is launching the CFS hinge-mounted safety switch that can be readily installed on most commonly aluminium profiles.
Furthermore, the main safety features of the new hinge switch are:
New design - this patented hinge with built-in safety function has been specially designed to provide a safer working environment. In the event of the door being opened accidentally, it automatically triggers the machine's safety-related control system to stop the hazardous motion that is being safeguarded.
Switch set with positive opening - meaning that there is no elastic connection between the moving contacts and the actuator on which the working force is applied.
Quick-release switch - the stroke speed of the contact-holder slider does not depend on the working speed: if the door is opened slowly the contacts are released quickly (when the contact holder slider is released the electrical connection is broken).
Tamper-proof - both the fitter and the end-user cannot interfere with the hinge because the switch is completely closed in a housing with an ultrasonically welded cover.
Easy to assemble - the built-in safety switch and the hinge come in one piece. This makes assembly both easy and fast. In contrast, conventional systems require a separate assembly; the hinge and safety switch are eventually connected by a special pin that replaces the standard pin of the hinge supplied.
For more information on the CFS hinge-mounted safety switch, see the online catalogue at www.elesanow.co.uk.