Two New Safety Contact Edges from Omron STI Provide Simplified Mounting for Enhanced Safety on Moving Parts
The IP65 protected SGE series is available in six different models, and have a minimum number of components to facilitate fast delivery and assembly. Easily assembled components, molded end caps, and cables that plug directly into the safety contact, provide maximum reliability. The safety contact is co-extruded as an integral part of the profile, eliminating the need to 'fish' the safety contact into the profile for significantly reduced assembly time compared with competitive products. The safety contact is housed in and protected from damage by an outer covering of non-conductive rubber that allows actuation angles up to 90 degrees. This construction offers low resistance, even in lengths up to 100 meters. SGE series safety contact strips can be an integral part of many comprehensive machine safeguarding solutions. They deliver fast and accurate response in any number of potential application hazards, including gates, doors, machines, automatic mixers and scissor lifts. Safety edges can be fixed to the edge of a moving part where there is a risk of a crushing or shearing hazard. If the moving part that includes the safety edge strikes an operator (or vice versa) the flexible safety edge is depressed and will send a signal to the power source to stop.