Machine safety is a complex topic. Companies are increasingly calling on qualified safety
specialists for their specific know-how to guide them in making the appropriate decisions for
their safety needs. For the Schmersal group, machine safety is part of our DNA: Over 70 years
of technical knowledge and industry experience allows us to combine the building blocks of
safety-rated components with control systems and software for customized and comprehensive safety systems. Through the years Schmersal has grown from a small family business
based in Wuppertal, Germany, producing industrial position switches to a global leader in the
world of machine safety, with branch offices in 22 countries and 2,000+ employees.
As a leading solution provider in the areas in which we operate, we strive to be recognized
as an innovative global leader in safety technology and engineered services. Following the
mission of the Schmersal Group, our goal is to provide our global and local markets with safe,
reliable, and innovative solutions oriented towards ensuring the safety of man and machine.
We are developing sustainable and long term alliances that benefit our customers and the
Schmersal Group by continuously improving our processes through technology and market
experience. This statement has been the guiding principle for the company, motivating us to
be at the forefront of product innovations for the ever advancing machine safety industry.
Machine safety has changed over the years and Schmersal products have evolved to meet not
only the demand but also the local and international requirements. We have embraced new
technology, such as the patented Pulse Echo and enhanced RFID devices with Serial Diagnostic capabilities for the most stringent safety needs. We also designed IP69K rated products
for extreme wash down applications to meet requirements such as the food modernization act.
We take pride in our ability to develop new ideas into proven technology to stay ahead of the
innovation curve and to meet the changes in industry applications for machine safeguarding.
As machine safety becomes more connected to machine automation, Schmersal is at the forefront of connectivity, industrial networking, and communications. SFB safety field boxes
allow for series connection and free interlinking of up to eight safety switchgear devices,
via plug and play connectors, to PROFINET or PROFIsafe fieldbus. Electronic devices with
Serial Diagnostic capabilities can be integrated into popular fieldbus systems via SD Gateways. Our PROTECT PSC1 is a programmable, modular safety controller which includes the
development of custom applications and their integration into higher-order control systems.
And we’ve partnered with AS-I to provide safety components with integrated AS-Interface
for easy installation into their system. These four installation systems are available for optimal personal safety and process safety in complex machine plants.
Through decades of experience our safety focus has given us the experience to become knowledge leaders in machine safety automation, which has led to the Tec.nicum Engineering Services Group. At tec.nicum, we offer customers a product and manufacturer-neutral consultation on all the latest statutory guidelines and assist them in designing their machines and
workplaces to be safer places. The Functional Safety Engineers at Schmersal tec.nicum are
certified by TÜV Rheinland and have hands-on practical expertise in the field of safety technology thanks to many years of experience from working with machine builders, facility engineers, and with various associations and institutions. They can perform risk analysis, stop time
measurements, and provide documentation and validation of safety systems. Client specific
education sessions are designed to give customers tailored training for their specific needs.
Sessions include general machine safety, safety circuits & wiring, risk assessment, and others.
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