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Safeguarding Your Machines has Never Been Easier

Safety systems, sensors, machine guards and other safeguards protect your staff and increase your ability to run an effective shop.

Posted: August 24, 2022

Ferndale Safety’s lathe guarding kit features a lead screw cover, an electronically interlocked shield for the chuck and a chip shield with an optional interlock switch.
Schmersal now offers the slimline AZM150 solenoid interlock with the DHS-150 door handle system.

The latest safety solutions allow your shop to achieve high levels of productivity, and ensure you are following safety standards and regulations.

Lathe Guarding Kit Makes it Easy to Safeguard Machines

Ferndale Safety (Mirabel, QC), a North American leader in machine guarding, has developed an online tool to choose the right safety guarding for lathes quickly and easily. The kit will instantly convert any old lathe into a modern safeguarded lathe at a cost-effective price.

A full kit includes the lead screw cover, an electrically interlocked shield for the chuck, and a chip shield with an optional interlock switch. Alternatively, customers can purchase each component separately if their lathe is already partially safeguarded.

The Ferndale Safety lathe kits withstand industrial environments and are resistant to metal shavings, welding sparks, cutting oils and abrasives. The lead screw cover is a para-aramid material with a flame-retardant coating as per NFG 07 184: 1985.

To help customers safeguard their entire lathe, Ferndale Safety now offers 15% off lathe guarding kits for a limited time. Use their website’s keyword “15% off” to find the deal.

Ferndale Safety is a North American leader in designing, manufacturing, and distributing machine safety solutions. The company continuously invests in engineering new products to keep workers safe on machinery.

New Door Handle System is Suited to Heavy Swing Doors

With the new practical DHS-150 door handle system, the slimline AZM150 solenoid interlock from Schmersal (Hawthorne, NY)  is now even easier to use. The ergonomic DHS-150 avoids the need for a separate door handle and is suitable for machine enclosures or fencing and for all standard aluminum profiles with a width of 40 mm. The robust door bolt is particularly useful on heavy swing doors and for use in harsh environments.

One benefit of the accessory is that the actuator is pre-positioned by the bolt in the DHS system, thus ensuring its optimal insertion into the device. This gives the system stability against lateral forces. In the event of lateral forces on interlocks that cannot be overcome, the safety door will not be opened — thus causing delays in the production process. In this regard, the DHS-150 door handle system, in conjunction with the AZM150 solenoid interlock, contributes to improved system availability.

In addition, the DHS-150 door handle system is also equipped with an integrated locking device (LOTO). This locking tag function protects operating staff from mistakenly being locked inside larger, walk-in systems and machines while they are performing servicing and repair work. The locking device ensures that the door of the protective device cannot be closed, and unintentional machine startup is prevented.

The AZM150 solenoid interlock has an interlocking force of 1500 Newtons and is characterized by a slimline, space-saving design. In addition, it can be combined with three different actuators for different attachment situations. A positive of the interlock is the rotating actuator head which can be locked with ease by simple placement on the cover, rather than being bolted into place. The rotating actuator head with its two insertion slots enables various installation positions and actuating options and makes the interlock particularly versatile in use.

The AZM150 solenoid interlock is electromechanical in design and can be combined with a high safety standard: the interlock is supplied with a low coding level as standard, or optionally with a high coding level in accordance with ISO 14119. The DHS-150 door handle system can be used with the B1 straight actuator for the standard version as well as for the individually coded version.

The B1 actuator is supplied with the high coding level version of the device but must be ordered separately for use with the standard version.

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