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Achieve higher short circuit ratings for your control panel with the KT7 Motor Circuit Controller from Sprecher + Schuh.

As more emphasis is being placed on electrical worker safety around arc flash hazards from short circuits and ground faults, mitigating the thermal and mechanical hazards to workers and equipment with correct component selection and short circuit coordination is more important than ever...  Read the case study here.

Schmersal:  Adding value through innovation.

As more emphasis is being placed on consolidating vendors, products and inventory, having a partner that is singularly devoted to machine safety provides a unique advantage to both end users as well as distributors.  The AZM 300 is a universal solenoid interlock that allows for the same interlock to be used in left or right hand opening doors as well as vertical and slide opening doors.  Read case study here.

Schmersal:  Light Curtains with advanced features and simple programming.

Schmersal’s commitment to providing complete machine guarding systems has yielded the SLC 440 light curtain.  This product has a number of very advanced features, but with very simple programming all done without the need for a laptop.  The 440 utilizes a pushbutton which is attached via M12 quick disconnect.  By a simple push of the button a parameter is activated or inactivated.  Read case study here.

Sprecher & Schuh:  40mm, 60mm and 70mm Economical modular warning tower lights.

Up to five modules of the same voltage may be combined in any order with a simple twist of the wrist. Each light module has a bayonet locking system and finger protection that allows it to be “hot swapped” if necessary. With reassembly of the Warning Tower, all modules are under power again, automatically. To prevent unauthorized opening, optional set screws may be used to lock each module in place. Read case study here.

2015 RIA Changes

The Robotics Industry Assoc. has adopted  changes to the 15.06 standard to go into  effect on January 1, 2015. Safety related parts of control systems shall be designed at a minimum so that they comply with PL=d with structure category 3, or so that they comply with SIL 2 with a hardware fault tolerance of 1 with a proof test interval of not less than 20 years, unless a risk assessment determines that an alternate performance criteria is appropriate. Read case study here.