02 January 2017
A particular issue with electronic machine controls is seen in applications covered by Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC, section 18.104.22.168 - which covers movable guards and mandates an interlocking device that prevents the start of hazardous machinery functions until they are closed, by giving a command whenever they are no longer closed. For engineers seeking to ensure compliance, Elesa’s CFSQ hinge is often exactly what they need.
These CFSQ hinges cover use in Safety Integrity Level 1 (SIL1) to IEC 62061 and Performance Level PLb (PLb) to EN ISO 13849-1 applications and work so as to switch off equipment when a door or panel is opened.
This is a great aid in industrial environments where it helps to ensure operator safety. Alternatively the CFSQ may be used to remotely indicate status, e.g. for access monitoring. Construction is an integral glass reinforced technopolymer unit ensuring a tamper-proof installation and easy assembly.