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’.
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.