Posted December 3, 2023

Pilz adds 'mini’ version to lineup of PSENmlock gate guards

Pilz, an innovative leader in machine safe automation technology is adding a new sensor to its portfolio of safety locking devices – PSENmlock mini for space-critical applications.

Pilz new MINI safety locking deviceThe sensor offers benefits for the packaging and pharmaceutical industry, and for the food and beverage sectors. A high level of manipulation protection and added flexibility for increased productivity is inherent in this safety locking device.

With its compact design, the new PSENmlock mini is ideal for space-critical applications, such as flaps or covers to name a few. The actuator has a wide range of mounting options, enabling a high level of flexibility during installation.

With its size of just 30 x 30 x 159 mm, users will always find space for the safety locking device. The safety switch manages safeguards locking device for personnel protection applications up to PL d, Category 3 (EN ISO 13849-1). The 1950 N holding force FZH (F1max: 3900 N), with which the “small” safety locking device reliably safeguards even higher forces, ensures a high level of robustness.

The new PSENmlock mini can be attached simply and quickly using just two screws. It can be installed inside or outside the safeguard. The fact that it can be assembled quickly saves time during installation. The actuator also offers a high level of flexibility for installation, as it can be attached from the right, left and front. So even smaller swing gates and sliding gates can easily be safeguarded. As a result, there is greater flexibility for the design of machines.

The dual-channel operation of the solenoid and the bistable guard locking principle guarantee a high level of safety in the event of a power failure because the last state is maintained, and the gate is closed. Users also benefit from reduced energy consumption, which helps to reduce costs. The OSSD outputs detect wiring errors and immediately switch the machine to a safe state in the event of a fault, thus further guaranteeing safety.
The RFID safety switch with protection type IP 67 also offers a high degree of manipulation protection in accordance with EN ISO 14119. The coding is freely selectable – coded, fully coded or uniquely coded. An auxiliary release is integrated on two sides. The PSENmlock mini can also be connected in series up to PL d, Cat. 3, minimizing wiring and simplifying commissioning.