Slimline magnetic safety switch

Paul Boughton

Mechan Controls plc has announced that a new slim-line version of its popular MAGNASAFE MS6 machine-guard safety interlock system is now available.

Originally sold only in stainless steel, the new model is manufactured in ABS plastic and both switch and actuator are just 19mm wide.

The switch itself is 17mm high but, despite its small size, the MS6 now comes with up to three contacts – dual safety contacts and an auxiliary – so it helps to improve safety and minimise unnecessary stoppages.

Designed for use in demanding industrial environments, the new version of the MS6 is fully encapsulated and retains its IP67 rating.

Like its stainless steel counterpart, it is designed for use on equipment that is regularly hosed down and is suitable for use in hygiene-critical industries such as the food, pharmaceutical and packaging sectors.

The new compact model features a 10mm non-contact switching distance and is both easy to install and tolerant to misalignment. Measuring 82.5mm in length, it offers a wide selection of contact configurations and comes with either dc or dc switching.

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