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Euchner showcasing its new safety switch CTA at Hannover Messe

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Euchner will be showcasing its new transponder-coded safety switch CTA for the very first time at the Hannover Messe Digital Edition from April 12 to 16, 2021.

Thanks to its robust metal housing and high locking force of 8,000 N, the CTA is ideally suited for use on heavy doors and in very harsh environments. Its smart interface function sends comprehensive status and diagnostic data to the higher-level control system. This means the CTA is Industry 4.0-ready: it is the perfect solution to digital production’s need for sensors with advanced communication functions.

HMI 2021 describes itself as the “Home of Industrial Pioneers” – and Euchner certainly is a pioneer. The safety engineering specialist from Leinfelden-Echterdingen in Germany is making the most of the virtual HMI trade show to position itself as a provider of innovative safety engineering solutions for Industry 4.0. Registered trade show visitors will have the opportunity to experience firsthand the premiere of Euchner’s latest transponder-coded safety switch CTA with guard locking. Thanks to its robust metal housing and high locking force of 8,000 N, it is particularly suited for use on heavy doors and in very harsh environments. Its high coding level far exceeds the requirements of EN ISO 14119. It can reliably transmit the relevant status and diagnostic data from individual switches to the higher-level control system in a series connection with as many as twenty devices.

The vast majority of Euchner’s product range is already Industry 4.0-ready. For example, the door locking mechanism CTM, which will also be on show on the HMI platform, has the same intelligent functions as the switch CTA. However, the compact CTM was designed specifically with doors and flaps with small pivoting radii in mind.

In addition to smart communication functions, easy, flexible handling also plays a crucial role in enabling safety equipment to be integrated into a machine’s design. An excellent example of this is the safety door system MGB2 Modular. It features submodules that can be easily interchanged and it can be supplemented with the new extension module MCM. Two new submodules for connecting electromechanical safety switches or devices with OSSD outputs offer even greater functionality. What’s more, it requires only minimal configuration. Depending on the specific requirements, users can even dispense with the locking module and door handle when implementing the extension module in combination with the bus module. The readily scalable MGB2 system provides design engineers with maximum flexibility when they are selecting functions and positioning the components, because the components can be mounted separately.

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