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Schmersal solutions with high coding levels in accordance with ISO 14119

The worldwide unique electromechanical safety switches and solenoid interlocks with high coding levels in accordance with ISO 14119

AZ 16i / AZ 17i / AZM 161i / AZM 170i

Coding level HIGH to ISO 14119

The electromechanical safety switches AZ 16 and AZ 17 with separate actuator as well as the electromechanical solenoid interlocks AZM 161 and AZM 170 are tried and tested and have been used around the world for decades, millions of times.

Latest safety requirements in a proven design

The series also is available as individually coded versions with more than 1,000 different coding versions, achieving coding level “high” in accordance with ISO 14119.

To this end, the switch is supplied with the corresponding actuator, which is specially adapted to the respective switch.
Manipulation by a replacement actuator is not possible.

The safety switches with separate actuators are used in all areas of production and in almost all types of machine tools. The design offers advantages particularly in situations where frequent access to the hazard area is necessary for purposes of machine actuation, fault clearance or setup.

The solenoid interlocks have been designed to prevent sliding, hinged or removable safety guards (like fences, flaps or doors) from being opened before hazardous conditions (e.g. run-on movements of rollers, chains, shafts, etc.) have been eliminated.

The individually coded versions enable the latest safety requirements to be integrated by the
machine manufacturer without intervention in an existing machine design. The identical construction forms of the individually coded versions guarantee a trouble-free replacement.

Services relating to machine safety and industrial safety


Schmersal Group establishes business division of services

tec.nicum offers a comprehensive range of services - from consulting to implementation of safety-related solutions. "Establishing tec.nicum as an autonomous business division underlines our aim of offering our customers a competent, product and manufacturer-neutral consulting service. We strive to develop the best possible safety-related solution for the individual application," explains Jörg Schreiber, Director Strategic Market Development at Schmersal.

The new seminar programme 2016 set up by tec.nicum academy - which is now one of the four service divisions within tec.nicum - also offers trainings on ISO 14119. The programme is available as a download on tec.nicum's website (available in German only).

Seminar program
tec.nicum academy


Knowledge transfer

tec.nicum consulting


Consultancy Services

tec.nicum engineering


Conception of safety solutions

tec.nicum integration





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Editors: Sylvia Blömker, Uwe Franke

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