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Rapid and flexible safety muting system

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THE new SMS safety muting system from SICK is a rapidly installable complete system solution for differentiating between persons and material insertion at dangerous machines.

Category 2 or 4 safety devices and optoelectronic muting sensors, in conjunction with special evaluation electronics, form the basis of all muting applications.

The devices are mounted on a stable and height-adjustable carrier profile and completely wired up. Assembly, adjustment and commissioning can thus be carried out with time- and cost-savings.

Suitable mountings and optional protective equipment round out the versatility of this all-in-one solution for muting access safeguarding.

Almost all non-contact safety devices from SICK can be integrated in the SMS system solution. Safety photoelectric switches and muting sensors can be attached to stable carrier profiles whose length can be selected to meet the needs of the task.

The user anchors the system above the stable base plate, adjusts the height of the sensors according to the requirements and connects the SMS to the machine control system.

Instead of numerous individual components from different suppliers, users acquire a partially or completely pre-mounted system designed to meet their needs.

In order to achieve muting, in front of the access area to a hazardous point-of-operation or before a hazardous area, the muting sensors are arranged in such a way that only a very particular combination of signals, that could be triggered by incoming material, switches to muting of the safety photoelectric switches.

An immediate machine stop is triggered if this sequence combination does not occur, e.g. if a person has entered the access area.

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