ELESA for safety

24/06/2016

A value and a production requirement

Safety in workplace plays a central role and requires the implementation of all measures to minimize the risk of accidents at work. To achieve this goal, even the smallest component can significantly help in the construction of machines and equipment in which safety is effectively guaranteed.

Together with the quality, ergonomics and aesthetics of products, ELESA ranks safety amongst the top of its values, by designing components ideal for use in industrial sectors, even in the most automated one.

Within the wide range of ELESA products, some components are designed to meet specific regulations for use in regulated sectors; many others are designed and developed with particular attention to technical details on functionality and ergonomics, to ensure the operator maximum safety in the workplace.

MEETING WITH SAFETY

Focus on: hinges with built-in safety switch, safety handwheels, SOFT-TOUCH line

- Hinges with built-in safety switch

CFSQ and CFSW. hinges with built-in safety switch are excellent examples of “safety-certified” products for the operator.

CFSQ hinge with built-in safety switch is equipped with one normally closed contact (NC) and one change-over normally open contact (NO) with positive opening in compliance with IEC EN 60947-5-1 standard.

CFSW. hinge with built-in safety multiple switch has four slow action electrical contacts which can be set in normally open (NO) or normally closed (NC) mode in production, in compliance with IEC EN 60947-5-1. By using a redundant system, the CFSW hinge allows to have a system design up to SIL3 in compliance with IEC 62061, PLe in compliance with EN ISO 13849-1.

The quality and functionality of the two solutions is approved by UL (Underwriters Laboratories) the most authoritative certification body for the North American market. CFSW. is also certified by IMQ (Italian Quality Mark Institute), the most prestigious certification institution for Italy.

- Safety products

ELESA safety products are conceived to prevent accidents in workplace. VD.FP+I+ST safety handwheel: in case of push or accidental pressure when the machine is operating, the handwheel is disengaged and is in rest position. Only by "Pulling" the handwheel parallel to the axis can the shaft operate: the two toothed elements inside the bushing fit into each other in order to couple the handwheel to the shaft. The handwheel returns automatically to its rest position when it is released after the operation.

- SOFT-TOUCH components

Surface finishes or special production materials can contribute to help the operator work in safety. The ELESA SOFT-TOUCH line counts grip knobs, control knobs and handles, coated with "soft-touch" thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) chemically bonded.

The SOFT components ensure a safer and more stable ergonomic grip even in the presence of oils, greases and sweat from the hand and aloe vibrations absorption thus improving the comfort for the operator’s hands.