Innovations

We've got a handle on solenoid interlocks
The AZM200 solenoid interlock was designed for use with a door handle actuator with optional emergency release handle.

The AZM200 Series is designed for machine/work cells where access to a hazardous work area must be controlled until safe conditions exist. The solenoid lock secures the machine guard until dangerous conditions, which may exist immediately after removal of power, have abated. The solenoid lock may be controlled by a time delay, motion detector, position sensor or other suitable component.

One unique design feature of the AZM200 is the door handle actuator. When the guard is opened, the actuator is retracted into the handle housing, protecting the actuator and the operator against damage and injury.

The door handle actuator is available with an optional inside emergency release which meets ANSI/RIA R15.06 requirements. This one hand operated handle mechanically overrides the solenoid lock from inside the hazardous area, allowing operators to leave quickly and safely - even during a power failure.

The AZM200 also features an integrated electronic safety sensor to detect guard door closure independently of the solenoid lock. This sensor uses our patented pulse echo technology, a non-contact operating principle that limits wear on components, and tolerates misalignment. A microprocessor provides continuous internal function tests and monitors the safety outputs, meeting PLe to ISO13849-1 and SIL 3 to IEC61508, even when wired in series.

Three color LEDís on the sensor indicate status, various errors, and misalignment. For more advanced indication the AZM200 is also available with serial diagnostics to connect to commercial field bus systems.

The slim housing of the switch was designed to match the aluminum profiles used in many machine guard doors.

An AS-I compatible version is also available.
Also available in a non-locking version (AZ200)

For more information, check the links below or contact us:

Schmersal USA
660 White Plains Road, Suite 160
Tarrytown, NY 10591
Phone: 888-496-5143
Fax: 914-347-1567

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