Machine & Operator Safety
Pilz PSENslock safety gate monitoring unit boasts design freedom
June 20, 2017 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Jun. 20, 2017 – Pilz is expanding the safety gate system PSENslock to include two new product types: one type offers expanded diagnostic functions, while the other type enables OSSD outputs (Output Signal Switching Device) to be switched independently from the guard locking device.
The unit boasts safety gate monitoring with electromagnetic process guarding for gates, flaps and covers in one product. According to the manufacturer, PSENslock can provide faster diagnostics or greater design freedom depending on the task. The new type with expanded diagnostic function provides an additional benefit, says Pilz, particularly in application areas in which several PSENslock are used. Users can detect where a guard locking device has not been activated, due to contamination for example. The PSENslock is designed for applications up to PL e of EN ISO 13849-1, SIL 3 of EN/IEC 62061. The safety gate system is open, enabling it to be connected to all standard evaluation devices as well as to various Pilz control technology: PNOZ safety relays, PNOZmulti control systems and the automation system PSS 4000.