New EU-Type Examination Norm. The new Machine Tool Safety line of norms DIN EN ISO 16092 came into effect on September 19. 2021 and SCHMIDT Technology will deliver only EC-type examination approved press workstations. Press workstations equipped with two-hand safety will be furnished with a new safety guarding. It will inhibit accidental access to the work area by other persons than the operator. The guarding for all SCHMIDT® PenumaticPress, HydroPneumaticPress, ElectricPress, ServoPress and TorquePress, is available in three sizes: small, medium, and large. It limits the horizontal access to the work area to 650 mm. Customers benefit from a CE-compliant design, a standardized assembly system, and enhanced employee safety. The new SCHMIDT® Guarding is in line with the EU Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC, which stipulates that a manual workstation with two-hand safety control but without guarding is not an ‘incomplete machine’.
SCHMIDT® CamPress 11N The best of both worlds We have merged the best of the two types of hand lever press toggle press and rack and pinion press and developed the SCHMIDT® CamPress 11N from them. Thanks to this clever mechanism, the patented assembly press is characterized by particularly smooth operation and strong force at the end of the stroke. The ingenious kinematics make the manual CamPress 11N particularly ergonomic and user-friendly. Highly efficient mechanics The unique kinematics creates a high, linear force curve with a high breakaway torque at the beginning of the slide movement and a steep increase in force at the end of the stroke; and that with constant hand strength. The comparison of characteristics clearly shows the advantage of the force curve of the cam press in contrast to conventional rack and pinion presses as well as toggle presses and reflects the outstanding efficiency of the cam press. Diversity The combination of linear and exponential force curve characteristics offers undreamt-of and, above all, flexible application possibilities. The following application examples are representative: The press also offers the possibility of permanent application of force such as B. when gluing or curing through the appropriate setting of the toggle lever beyond the extended position. Ergonomics The use of the counterweights and the ErgoHandle ensures a smooth sequence of movements and joint-friendly operation of the hand lever. Both components are part of the standard scope of delivery. Optimized return stroke mechanism for manual lever presses with ergonomic handle. Options Of course, the tried and tested options can also be used here: Return stroke lock Fine tuning Mechanical counter Height adjustment with crank
This is what winners look like! Our mechanical development manager Andreas Meyer and the entire SCHMIDT Technology team are delighted with the 3. Place in the Handling Award presented by the renowned Specialist medium Industrial Production was awarded. Our Fachmedium Industrial Production vergeben wurde. Unsere SCHMIDT® CamPress 11N is the benchmark for Ergonomics and efficiency, you get the same pressing result as with a traditional toggle press, with 70% less effort by the operator.
The new guarding SCHMIDT® SmartGate is secured with automatic doors. The cycle time is optimized by opening and closing the doors quickly. The pressing process is only started when the doors are completely closed. In this system state, the doors are mechanically prevented from being forced open and no splinters can escape from the process room. For loading and unloading, the doors retract into the interior to save a great deal of space. SCHMIDT® SmartGate is compatible with all our presses and the PU40 press base. Protection of the workspace from unintentional intervention Splinter protection against parts flaking off Visible workspace Optimization of the safety distances to the closed danger area Consideration of quality assurance specifications (NIO behavior) Cycle time and process optimization through configurable opening and closing speed (< 2 s) and the opening height Very good energy balance thanks to linear motor drive Large workspace EC type-examination approved single workstation ESD execution
During the development of the compact guarding SCHMIDT® SmartGuard, the focus was on ergonomics and protection at the workstation. The transparent guarding completely encloses the working area during the pressing process, effectively protecting the operator and third parties from reaching into the danger zone and from any ejected parts or splinters. Thanks to minimised distances to the work area, workstation can be significantly improved in terms of ergonomics and efficiency. The high dynamics of the NC-controlled protective bonnet and its variable positioning and stroke speed optimise the work cycle. The danger of crushing in the closing protective bonnet is eliminated by the clever design.