If there is one area where applications are becoming ever-more complex, it’s safety engineering and industrial safety engineering specialist Euchner (UK) Limited has not only kept up with this trend with its Multifunctional Gate Box (MGB) safety door system, but has gone a step further by employing modular design to make its latest version, the MGB2 Modular, fully customisable for maximum optimisation. So, more than simply providing safety door protection, thanks to its modular design the MGB2 Modular lets you implement numerous additional functions including locking modules, extension modules and submodules.

Following its market firsts in PROFINET and EtherNet/IP connection, the new MBM bus module from Euchner is available in a version that connects to EtherCAT P, which means that every function of the MGB2 Modular can also be used with EtherCAT P.

The MBM bus module coordinates all the safety, non-safety and diagnostic communication signals between the fieldbus system and MGB2 Modular system components – connected to the MBM directly or via M12 standard cables – with the MGB2 Modular connection technology able to operate up to six locking modules on one MBM bus module for communicating both safety and control signals. Besides fewer devices, the user also requires less on-machine cabling and PLC I/Os, ultimately saving on costly failsafe PLC capacity in the control system.

The locking modules can be equipped with controls including pushbuttons, selector switches, key-operated rotary switches or emergency stop buttons. Submodules allow up to six different control elements in the locking module, with add-on expansion modules available where additional user-controls are required, eliminating the need for separate localised operator control stations and their associated costs and complexities.

Comprehensive diagnostic information in the form of EtherCAT messages and the integrated web server provide a rapid and detailed overview of the device status without having to have specialist software or programming knowledge; and straightforward parameter assignment means that even system replacement during servicing is a simple task requiring only a few minutes to complete.

For further information on the MGB2 Modular EtherCAT visit www.euchner.co.uk, email services@euchner.co.uk or call the Safety Technology Centre on +44 (0)114 256 0123.


Editor Notes
Euchner is a leading specialist in industrial safety engineering, developing and manufacturing products and solutions tailored to the requirements of customers from a wide range of sectors.

The family-owned business was established in Germany in 1953 and now has hundreds of employees around the world supplying switchgear for machines and installations designed to minimise hazards and risks, which in turn protects people and processes.

Euchner was the first company to develop the RFID Safety Switch, now included as standard in many products, making factories safer for people.

It believes in close collaboration with customers to co-develop the best solutions. Euchner’s quality standards go beyond those required by regulations and laws. All central components are manufactured in-house using the latest machinery available. Internal quality management processes ensure that no product leaves Euchner’s premises without detailed inspection.

For further information please contact:
Joe Ardley, Business Development Manager
Euchner (UK) Ltd. Capstone House, Dunston Way, Chesterfield, S41 9RD. UK
Telephone: +44 (0)114 256 0123 · Email: joe.ardley@euchner.co.uk · Website: www.euchner.co.uk

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