Safety switchgear must be designed for a service life of several millions of switching cycles. In addition to that, they must provide for a reliable operation, even at lowest voltages and in harsh ambient conditions. This places stringent demands on the basic construction as well as on the interaction between the mechanical and the electronic systems.

The core competence of the mechanical construction staff consists of developing the innovations for the machinery safety to market maturity. To this effect, we use, amongst other things, the 3D CAD system CREO. The development results are validated for instance through FEM analysis and filling simulations. For these and other tasks, our mechanical construction can rely on the in-house tool manufacturing department of the Schmersal Group.

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