AZM150: Slimline Design and High Coding Level

Aug. 31, 2021
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Schmersal is pleased to announce the release of the AZM150 solenoid interlock.

The AZM150 is an electromechanical solenoid interlock in a slim design. The slim housing is just 40 x 48 x 204 mm and was designed to match the aluminum profiles used in many machine guard doors.

The AZM150 solenoid provides a 1500 N locking force to secure the machine guard until dangerous conditions, which may exist immediately after removal of power, have abated. The solenoid is electromagnetically controlled, with power-to-lock and power-to-unlock versions. Power to unlock versions are available with a manual release, emergency release knob, or emergency exit knob.

The AZM150 offers mounting flexibility - The head of the switch offers two actuator key entries (top and side) and can be rotated in 90-degree steps. The same switch can be used for left or right facing doors. The front cover locks the head in place, so rotation of the head can occur when installing wiring.

This series is also available with individually coded versions to deter the bypassing of locking mechanisms. The AZM150i uses 5 separate cams, to offer over 1000 possible combinations. This is coding level “high” to ISO 14119. The uniquely matching actuator is supplied with the switch, as standard actuators will not work. Schmersal is the only manufacturer which offers electromechanical solenoid interlocks with high coding levels.

Schmersal is a world-class designer and manufacturer of machine safety products, industrial switches, position sensors, and related control accessories that meet the new and emerging machine guarding safety requirements of OSHA, ANSI, Robotic Industries Association, and the European Machinery Directive. The company was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Germany. Schmersal products are available at more than 120 stocking distributors throughout the U.S. and Canada, with additional sales offices and distributors in over 22 countries

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