Multifunctional safety door systems allowing customisation

The latest generation of the very successful Euchner MGB multifunctional
gate boxes now allows users the flexibility to design protection for guards that
meets their individual requirements.

The new intelligent safety door systems, the MGB2 Modular and the MGB2
Classic, offer more variations, additional functions, different networking
options and intelligent communication features for IoT applications. The MGB2
Modular for PROFINET has enjoyed high demand on the market ever since it was
launched a year ago. The conventionally wired MGB2 Classic has been available for
a few months and its many advantages make it just as popular with an
ever-increasing number of users.

Combining a safety switch, bolt and door locking mechanism into a single
system, the MGB series protects safety doors and fences in machines and
installations from dangerous machine movements. The MGB already has an
established reputation in many different sectors where automation is used including
the automotive industry. The latest generation of the MGB2 provides users with
a highly functional door locking system with guard locking that not only meets
the highest safety levels up to PL e but also has the flexibility to adapt to
future requirements, making it a very smart investment.

Maximum personalisation for
safety door systems

No two safety applications are the same. Some production processes need
an integrated emergency stop to secure safety doors with guard locking, while
others need additional request and acknowledgment buttons to be fitted directly
onto the safety door. It’s also possible that, over time, new requirements may
arise for safety door systems as a result of conversions or expansions to
machines, installations and production lines. A solution that can be adjusted
to meet all of these requirements is a sensible choice. The new versions of the
multifunctional gate box, MGB2 Modular and Classic, have a
modular system design that makes them ideal for the customers’ unique needs.

The MGB2 Modular: Individual
submodules for increased versatility

The MGB2 Modular comprises of a locking module incorporating submodules
with control and display functions and a bus module for connecting to PROFINET/
PROFIsafe. The guard locking submodules can be equipped with control elements
such as pushbuttons, selector switches, key-operated rotary switches or
emergency stop buttons as needed. The combination options are infinite. Two
additional submodules allow you to integrate up to six different control
elements in the locking module. The control elements can be replaced at any time
during operation because the MGB2 Modular is hot pluggable. The MCM extension
module can expand the MGB2 Modular’s functions even further by adding up to
four more submodules.

The actual locking module can be physically separated from the compact
MBM bus module, which only needs one bus module to connect up to six MGB2
Modular locking modules. This means that unlike its predecessor, which needed
two or three bus nodes for collecting the signals from two or three safety
doors, the MGB2 Modular only needs one bus node. Additionally, the user also
requires fewer network cables and network addresses, and ultimately also saves
on storage capacity in the control system, which is becoming all the more expensive,
not least in view of the smart factory of tomorrow. If space is limited, the
bus module can simply be installed remotely in another suitable location.

The MGB2 Classic: The solution
for parallel-wired installations

The MGB2 Classic version has a modular design just like the MGB2 Modular
and the locking module submodules can also be fitted with individual control
elements. Unlike the Modular variant, the MGB2 Classic version does not
communicate via a bus system but is instead linked directly to the relevant
control system. It is, therefore, the ideal solution for non-networked
parallel-wired installations. The system features two OSSD outputs, provides
continuous diagnostic information via an LED indicator, and can be connected in
series with up to ten devices.

The MGB2 versions can already read a great variety of data, from
temperature right through to the current applied voltage, which means the
system is more than ready for Industry 4.0 applications.

For more information, please visit the Treotham Automation website or call 1300 65 75

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