Flexible Safety Switch

Rotating actuator head for versatile installation options

  • Flexible Safety Switch
    Flexible Safety Switch

Schmersal is set to launch four new electromechanical safety switches with separate actuator: the AZ215/AZ216 and AZ315/AZ316 switches handle safety guard position monitoring of sideways or rotating guard doors. Their stand-out feature is the rotating actuator head made from die-cast zinc, which can be easily rotated in 90° increments before installation. This allows the head to be approached from the side from four different directions, as well as from above. With this versatile approach position and possibility of combination with different actuators, the AZ series offers maximum flexibility in installation, as well as a range of universal usage options to the user. The designer can use the AZ switch both for right-hand and left-hand design on rotating and sliding guard doors. 

M20- and M12-cabling options

The plastic or metal switch housing is consistent in design and size with the PS 215/216 and PS 315/316 series position switches, giving the AZ switches an equally compact design and easy integration into the surrounding construction. The small AZ215 and AZ216 switches are consistent with standard EN 50047, while the larger AZ315 and AZ316 switches satisfy standard EN 50041. In addition to the standard version with M20 cable entry and connection terminals, versions with 4 or 8-pin M12 connector are also available, depending on the number of contacts. With the in-built 8-pin connector, AZ switches can be connected to the SFB Safety Fieldbox. Device versions with three contacts in a wide range of combinations can also assume a signalling role in addition to their safety function. The connection terminals on the switch elements, which are rotated by 45°, enable quick and easy wiring.