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Carlo Gavazzi debuts compact safety magnetic sensors


January 9, 2020
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

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Carlo Gavazzi has launched the MC36C series of compact safety magnetic sensors, designed for safety-related applications, such as the monitoring of swinging, sliding or removable safety guards, which keep personnel safe from dangerous areas.

The MC36C series of magnetically coded REED safety magnetic sensors are a solution to monitor the position of sliding, hinged and removable safety guards, especially in dirty and dusty environments. Thanks to their wide actuation range, the MC36C magnetic sensors are suited for use in applications where great tolerances are required, such as with safety gates or doors which are imprecisely aligned.

They can be used to prevent the entry of personnel in the vicinity of dangerous machines in motion, such as conveyors, robots and mechanical links.

The MC36C series can work as standalone or in conjunction with a safety module to reach a safety category 4, according to the EN ISO 13849-1 Standard. Some of the features that make these sensors flexible to meet various application requirements include their compact size (36 x 26 x 13 mm), output configuration (2 NO or 1 NO and 1 NC), availability with two-metre cable or M8 quick disconnect (left or right exit).

Other features include an assured switching range (5 mm w/MC36CM) and assured switch-off range (15 mm w/MC36CM).

The sensors can operate at temperatures of -25 to +80°C (-13 to 176°F) and are rated to 12-24 VAC/VDC.