Machine & Operator Safety
Pilz debuts locking handle for modular safety gate system
April 27, 2021 By Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Pilz has added a new locking handle to its modular safety gate system.
The PSENmlock handle module is part of a comprehensive solution. The gate module has an integrated actuator as well as an integrated escape release.
In conjunction with the safety gate sensor PSENmlock for safe interlocking and safe guard locking, the handle module represents a safe, individually adaptable solution for accessible gates.
Safe guard locking is enabled by the two-channel control on the guard locking device. As such, the switch is particularly suitable for use on machines with a hazardous overrun, which also require safe guard locking up to the highest category performance level e.
The PSENmlock handle module can be used for both left- and right-hinged gates. It can be fitted on the inside or outside and is compatible for both swing gates and sliding gates. Due to these different options, the gate module can be used for various gates.
On the outside of the secured gate is the yellow handle, through which the actuator is disengaged for closing or opening. An escape release can only be triggered via the red handle in the inside.
As a result, people can leave a danger zone potentially emerging inside the machinery space at any time. The PSENmlock handle module has a lockout bar for up to five locks. This prevents the machine from restarting unintentionally following a stop.
The Pilz modular safety gate system, which offers access control, sensors, escape release, handles, a diagnostic system and a pushbutton unit with optional integrated access permission system as well as an appropriate evaluation device. All modules in the safety gate system can be assembled individually, providing flexible safeguarding for accessible gates.
The system can be combined with the configurable safe small controller PNOZmulti 2 from Pilz.