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Combined hinge/cut-off for packaging safety

21 December 2021

FOR ENHANCED safety on packaging equipment lines, Elesa has introduced a hinge that also acts as an electrical cut-off switch.

A common requirement for packaging equipment lines is the need for frequent access to adjust, correct, re-set or reprogram. This a situation where the Elesa CFSW combined hinge and electrical cut-off switch provides, what the company calls, a safe and simple solution.
Packaging lines are constantly developing to ensure cost-effective manufacture, often needing to incorporate new machines and especially to achieve low maintenance costs. The Elesa CFSW hinge-cut-off series aims to simplify these machine guarding systems by eliminating the need for separate brackets and switches and, it is claimed, delivers a cost saving in both components and fitting times. 
Packaging machine manufacturers are especially conscious of waste, recycling and use of resources in their FMCG packaging marketplace where they are constantly seeking to minimise use of packaging materials such as cardboard and plastic wrap for their transit packs. CFSW safety switch hinges support that process. Many packaging machines are often used in areas associated with regular wash-down cycles so the CFSW offers IP67 dust and water protection. The CFSW is double-insulated and approved by IMQ CA02.04800 in compliance with EN 60947-1/2007 + EN 60947-5-1:2004 + A1/2009. Low voltage control auxiliaries. Approved by UL: E360222.l. It is available with different combinations of contacts with positive opening (2NO+2NC, 1NO+3NC etc.), and with different output positions of eight pole male connectors or cables. These units are tested to a B10d value of 2,000,000, are tamper-proof, and designed for quick installation.