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Technical articles – Archive 2018

  • Packaging machine with optimal safety and hygiene concept

    The highlight of the Schmersal safety solution: the SD bus system

    Speed, safety and hygiene are just a few of the basics that food manufacturers have come to expect. Meypack Verpackungssystemtechnik GmbH is now able to offer a unique new development in the form of its VP 600 cardboard packaging machine, which is capable of processing smaller products in smaller formations in a smaller floor area. The safety solution, based on an SD bus system, which is provided by Schmersal, is as space-saving as it is hygienic and supports the machine concept.

    Source: ME Magazin, 4-2018, AGT publishing house

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  • ‘We’ll need to start looking at safety and security as one’

    Safety sensors in robot systems

    Christian Heller, Head of Sales for Central Germany at Schmersal, speaks to us about the significance of safety and security solutions for collaborating robots and the need for more intensive collaboration amongst safety and security experts in the age of Industry 4.0.

    Source: messtec drives Automation, 8/2018, WILEY-VCH publishing house


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  • HAND OR KNEE OPERATION

    Seydelmann reliant on hygienic cross switches for its operator terminals

    Machine manufacturer Seydelmann has chosen the cross buttons and cross switches from Schmersal’s N range for its control elements, devices that are both hygienic and robust and that have been sealed multiple times to guard against jet water. In addition,the Stuttgart-based machine manufacturer is also currently testing a cross switch that can be operated with the knee.

    Source: dei – Prozesstechnik für die Lebensmittelindustrie, issue 7-8, 2018


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  • Machine safety 4.0

    Generating data from safety switchgear for condition monitoring

    In modern condition monitoring concepts, machine components have become ‘data collectors’, offering information about the anticipated availability of plants and systems. The benefits of these concepts are obvious, and machine safety can and must be integrated. Siegfried Rüttger, Project Manager for Industry 4.0 at the Schmersal Group, explains the background and opportunities.

    Source: Der Betriebsleiter, issue 11-12/2018, Vereinigte Fachverlage publishing house

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  • Machine safety in the age of digitisation

    Schmersal offers systems and solutions for machine safety

    Digitisation in industrial production imposes new requirements on machine safety. It also lays the foundations for new solutions. This article looks at the effects of Industry 4.0 on  functional machine safety.

    Source: mpa - messen, prüfen, automatisieren, issue 9-2018, b-Quadrat c

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