SCHMIDT® Single workstations – Safety concepts
Two-hand and automatic operation can be carried out using the press
control unit SCHMIDT® PressControl 600.
SCHMIDT® single workstations are EC type-approved. Safety
devices including pneumatic system exist twice in all models.
Two-hand safety switching
In basic design, SCHMIDT® PneumaticPress
and HydropneumaticPress are operated with
two- hand safety switching. The user must keep both
switches in release position. If one switch is released ahead of
time, the press stroke is interrupted. This applies to all positions
above the automatic stroke takeover that is started from the point
where the dangerous closing movement is finished. From the stroke
takeover, the stroke is continued automatically.
Light curtain with transparent protective housing
The light curtain control provides optimum safety to the
user. The danger area is protected with macrolon windows against
contact. A light curtain protects the access to the danger area
on the side of insertion. The working process is immediately interrupted
and the press is stopped when intervening. The cycle can be continued
automatically after leaving the danger area. In combination with
SCHMIDT® ServoPress, the light curtain control is the basic
version. The press can be activated via the light curtain. Depending
on the application, it can be selected between 1-cycle and 2-cycle
Transparent protective housing with pneumatic
The version with pneumatically operated safety door is completely
protected with macrolon windows. First, the safety door is closed
and locked via hand or foot switch. This is two-channel monitored.
As soon as the door is locked, the press process is automatically