FALL 2020 | LEADERS IN MANUFACTURING
15 Skyline Drive | Hawthorne, NY 10532
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Machine safety is a complex topic. Companies are increasingly callingon quali;ed safety specialists for their speci;c know-how to guide them inmaking the appropriate decisions for their safety needs. For the Schmersalgroup, machine safety is part of our DNA: Over 70 years of technical knowledge and industry experience allows us to combine the building blocks ofsafety-rated components with control systems and so;ware for customizedand comprehensive safety systems. ;rough the years Schmersal has grownfrom a small family business based in Wuppertal, Germany, producing industrial position switches to a global leader in the world of machine safety,with branch o;ces in 22 countries and 2,000+ employees.
As a leading solution provider in the areas in which we operate, we striveto be recognized as an innovative global leader in safety technology and engineered services. Following the mission of the Schmersal Group, our goalis to provide our global and local markets with safe, reliable, and innovativesolutions oriented towards ensuring the safety of man and machine. We aredeveloping sustainable and long term alliances that bene;t our customersand the Schmersal Group by continuously improving our processes throughtechnology and market experience. ;is statement has been the guidingprinciple for the company, motivating us to be at the forefront of productinnovations for the ever advancing machine safety industry.
Machine safety has changed over the years and Schmersal products haveevolved to meet not only the demand but also the local and international requirements. We have embraced new technology, such as the patentedPulse Echo and enhanced RFID devices with Serial Diagnostic capabilitiesfor the most stringent safety needs. We also designed IP69K rated productsfor extreme wash down applications to meet requirements such as the foodmodernization act. We take pride in our ability to develop new ideas intoproven technology to stay ahead of the innovation curve and to meet thechanges in industry applications for machine safeguarding.
As machine safety becomes more connected to machine automation,Schmersal is at the forefront of connectivity, industrial networking, andcommunications. SFB safety ;eld boxes allow for series connection and freeinterlinking of up to eight safety switchgear devices, via plug and play connectors, to PROFINET or PROFIsafe ;eldbus. Electronic devices with Serial Diagnostic capabilities can be integrated into popular ;eldbus systemsvia SD Gateways. Our PROTECT PSC1 is a programmable, modular safetycontroller which includes the development of custom applications and theirintegration into higher-order control systems. And we’ve partnered withAS-I to provide safety components with integrated AS-Interface for easyinstallation into their system. ;ese four installation systems are availablefor 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, whichhas led to the Tec.nicum Engineering Services Group. At tec.nicum, weoffer customers a product and manufacturer-neutral consultation on all thelatest statutory guidelines and assist them in designing their machines andworkplaces to be safer places. The Functional Safety Engineers at Schmersal tec.nicum are certified by TÜV Rheinland and have hands-on practicalexpertise in the field of safety technology thanks to many years of experience from working with machine builders, facility engineers, and withvarious associations and institutions. They can perform risk analysis, stoptime measurements, and provide documentation and validation of safetysystems. Client specific education sessions are designed to give customerstailored training for their specific needs. Sessions include general machinesafety, safety circuits & wiring, risk assessment, and others. ;