Mechan launches slim-line magnetic safety switch.Mechan Controls plc has announced that a new slim-line version of its popular Magnasafe MS6 machine-guard safety interlock system The Interlock System is R. Talsorian Games' proprietary role-playing system. It is one of the direct parents of the Fuzion system (the other is the Hero System). The Interlock System is a "skill-based" system — characters are created by choosing skills for them, and by is now available. Originally sold only in stainless steel stainless steel: see steel.
Any of a family of alloy steels usually containing 10–30% chromium. The presence of chromium, together with low carbon content, gives remarkable resistance to corrosion and heat. , the new model is manufactured in ABS plastic and both switch and actuator A mechanism that causes a device to be turned on or off, adjusted or moved. The motor and mechanism that moves the head assembly on a disk drive or an arm of a robot is called an actuator. See access arm. are just 19mm wide.
The switch itself is 17mm high but, despite its small size, the MS6 now comes with up to three contacts--dual safety contacts and an auxiliary--so it helps to improve safety and minimise unnecessary stoppages.
Designed for use in demanding industrial environments, the new version of the MS6 is fully encapsulated encapsulated Localized Oncology adjective Confined to a specific area, surrounded by a thin layer of fibrous tissue; encapsulation generally refers to a tumor confined to a specific area, surrounded by a capsule. See Islet encapsulation. and retains its IP67 rating. Like its stainless steel counterpart, it is designed for use on equipment that is regularly hosed down and is suitable for use in hygiene-critical industries such as the food, pharmaceutical and packaging sectors. The new compact model features a 10mm non-contact switching distance and is both easy to install and tolerant to misalignment mis·a·ligned
misa·lignment n. . Measuring 82.5mm in length, it offers a wide selection of contact configurations and comes with either DC or AC switching.
Mechan intends to make the new compact unit one of its mainstream products for 2006-7 and is pricing it accordingly. The ABS version will be priced from 39 [pounds sterling].
"The new slim-line MS6 is designed to enable easy installation and will obviously save space on customers' machines," said Mechan Controls Sales Director, Peter Knowles Peter Knowles (born 30 September 1945 in Fitzwilliam, near Wakefield, Yorkshire) is an English former football player. He spent his career at Wolverhampton Wanderers, where he became a popular player scoring around 61 goals. . "More importantly, perhaps, its safety features have been upgraded by making it available with three contacts rather than two. Based on these factors, the product's very competitive price and the continuing popularity of our existing MS6 products, we expect the new ABS version to be extremely well received."
In fact, the slim-line version has already so impressed an American distribution company that it recently placed an order for 1500 switches, several weeks ahead of the product's official launch date. As a result, the product is now available for immediate despatch to customers in Britain, Europe and the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. .
Technical data for all products within the Mechan range of non-contact safety switches can be found on the company's web site.
Contact Mechan Controls plc. Tel: 01695 722264 or visit www.mechancontrols.co.uk