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The IDEM HS-SS-Z: Stainless Steel Hinge Safety Switch

Where it can be difficult to mount a standard safety switch, the IDEM HS-SS-Z is a great solution for interlock position sensing of hinged moving guards. 

IDEM’s HS-SS-Z and HSM-Z Intelligent Series Hinge Switches have been developed to provide and maintain a high level of functional safety. Their Z-range technology means up to 30 HS-SS-Z can be connected in series, maintaining a high level of functional safety. Due to the pulsed OSSD outputs, faults are detected immediately and displayed either on the switch, or through the auxillary output.

Main User Benefits

  • Connect up to 30 switches in series
  • Able to connect to most popular Safety Relays without the need for special controllers
  • Ability to connect to other switches and emergency Stops in series
  • Up to 800N axial force
  • Blank hinges are available
  • Mounting brackets available for ease of fixing

The switches will coonnect to most popular standard Safety Relays to maintain a PLe Safety Level even with switches connected in series. They have easy to understand LED diagnostic functions and provide auxillary outputs for extra diagnostic signals to PLCs or computers. 

The HS-SS-Z Hinge Switches are designed to be mounted for interlock position sensing of hinged moving guards. They have been designed to be fitted to the hinged axis of machine guard doors and provide a robust hinge function in addition to interlock position sensing. The HS hinge switches must be used in combination with a dual channel safety control device e.g. Safety Relay or Safety Controller. Each switch provides input, output and guard state LED's. A maximum of 30 switches can be connected in series. 

Nigel Dean, Marketing Manager for IDEM Premier Partner, LC Automation says;

'IDEM are well known for 3 things; Product Innovation, Build Quality, and Stainless Steel safety switches that no-one else can produce. If you are a food and beverage manufacturer, of just need hardwearing switches that can cope with the harshest conditions, IDEM is for you'.

He goes on; 'The HS-SS Hinge Switch is a great alternative to standard gate switches, especially where space is limited or wiring is an issue. Where damage is a regular occurance, this hinge switch could be a more reliable alternative and reduce downtime'

How Does it Work?

Basically, it works by rotating an enclosed cam profile and sensing components within the switch. All HS-Z switches are factory set to provide the guard open output signal at 3 degrees, but can be adjusted anywhere between 0 to 10 degrees during installation. Once set, the HS-Z is permanently pinned to provide a fully tamper-resistant switching point. 

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If you want to know more about IDEM HS-Z Hinge Safety Switches, or have any questions, don't hesitate to get in touch on 01254 685900 and our Technical Support Engineers or your local Field Sales Engineer will be happy to chat!


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