COMITRONIC releases new connector

NewsSouth-East European INDUSTRIAL Мarket - issue 1/2007

The French safety equipment specialist COMITRONIC has expanded its machine safety switch range with the latest version of its Massimotto switch - a tamper-proof, contactless, coded, magnetic safety switch with an integrated M12 connector. Massimoto is rated Category 3 or 4 under the EN954-1 standard and offers enhanced effective machine protection.

The MASSIMOTTO switch is fitted with the Acotom system, which is a fully electronic, tamper-proof, magnet-based decoding system specifically designed to protect dangerous machines. The single or dual M12 connector can be used to connect switches on machines in series, resulting in quick and easy fitting on all 25mm or 45mm aluminum sections. The Acotom process complies with UL/CSA standards and is TUV-certified.

The MASSIMOTTO device is based on an innovative technological concept and constitutes an easy-to-use replacement for mechanical locking systems. The device’s LED is viewed via a translucent zone. The Massimotto switch is not affected by shocks or vibrations, and can be used in all sectors of industry, especially food processing. Its cover, which protects the mounting screws, ensures that the device is doubly tamper-proof.

The MASSIMOTTO range consists of two switches: a stand-alone switch - rated Category 3 under the EN954-1 standard - which operates without a safety module; and a non-autonomous switch - rated Category 4 under the EN954-1 standard in association with the AWAX safety module.