Switches, sensors and enclosures specialist, Bernstein Ltd, will be showcasing how its contactless safety monitoring switch, CSMS, ensures compliance with ISO 14119:2013 on stand F65 at Southern Manufacturing.
The CSMS is an electronic safety sensor that monitors safety doors and protective guards remain closed. The contactless, uniquely coded communication between sensor and actuator offers the highest levels of safety (PLe) and protection against manipulation.
The newly revised internationally recognised standard for the safety of machinery with interlocking devices associated with guards will come into force imminently, replacing the previous 1998 version and all national standards including EN 1088 in the UK.
ISO 14119 has been updated to include some of the latest technologies that were not commonplace when the standard was first drafted, including RFID and electromagnetic guard locking, and specifically addresses the issue of ‘defeating’ interlocking guards.
Bernstein’s CSMS uses RFID technology to offer the highest level of protection (high-level coding) against guard manipulation. The IP67-rated CSMS also benefits from self-diagnostic capabilities which ensure open safety guards and system errors can be located quickly. When the protective device is opened, a signal is generated by the CSMS that stops the machine and prevents a dangerous restart.
Bernstein will also be showcasing its AS-i safety system at Southern Manufacturing with a working demonstration and it will be highlighting the bespoke services on offer through its ‘One Stop Solutions’.
Bernstein offers a number of services including contract manufacturing and assembly. It also provides a customisation service that can be used across its wide range of industrial enclosures, enabling customers to commission products to their exact specifications.
Visit www.bernstein-ltd.co.uk for more details on CSMS, AS-i and Bernstein’s One Stop Solutions service, or see the new products for yourself at Southern Manufacturing 2014, stand F65