Established in 1952 in Stuttgart in Germany, the company has been serving and developing together with Germany and World Automobile industry. Today the company has subsidiaries in over 30 countries globally. EUCHNER stands for innovative progress and pathbreaking technologies at the area of industrial safety engineering. For more than 50 years we develop and produce in Germany safety switches and safety systems for the safety of persons and processes in plants and machinery. As specialist we have an excellent reputation at well-known companies worldwide.
MGB with EtherNet/IP
Electronic-Key-System EKS - now in modular version with PROFINET
Safety switch CTP with integrated AS-Interface
Intelligence for non-networked machines
Like the recently introduced MGB2 Modular, the new MGB2 Classic is an enhancement of the globally successful Multifunctional Gate Box MGB from EUCHNER. Unlike the Modular variant, however, the Classic version does not communicate using a bus system. It is instead connected directly to the respective control system, making it the ideal choice for non-networked machines that are wired in parallel. The system features two OSSD outputs, continuously provides diagnostic information via an LED indicator, and can be connected in series with up to ten devices.
The modular design of the MGB2 Classic offers maximum flexibility to machine manufacturers, integrators and users. All requirements for door locking systems can be met through combination with numerous freely selectable submodules. Submodules can include pushbuttons, selector switches, key-operated rotary switches or emergency stop buttons, for example. This simplifies warehousing and allows subsequent machine modifications or expansions to be implemented efficiently.
A DIP switch additionally contributes to the versatility offered by the MGB2 Classic: Depending on the switch position, the safety outputs are activated as soon as the door is closed but not locked or only when the door is safely locked. Even greater variability is provided by the locking module, which can be fastened on doors hinged on the left or right and on sliding doors. Moreover, the MGB2 Classic can be tailored to its respective task using accessories from the comprehensive EUCHNER range: from enabling switches to escape releases or auxiliary releases.
In addition to the robust housing, the extensive diagnostic functions and the submodules’ hot-plugging capability, attention was also paid to the repair friendliness of the components when developing the new member in the MGB2 family. For example, all screws are captive and can be tightened or loosened with just one tool. Furthermore, coded terminals or an RC18 plug connector on the connection modules ensure rapid, trouble-free replacement. This greatly shortens downtimes.
Euchner has unveiled two new modules for its successful MGB2 Multifunctional Gate Box Modular. The new, small version of the MCM extension module offers space for up to six functions, which can be designed to meet individual requirements. What’s more, the new MSM submodule provides users with additional safety inputs for connecting external switches, meaning they can easily be connected to PROFINET / PROFISAFE.
MCM: compact, scalable and powerful
Euchner now has the perfect solution for users who require more than the six functions available with the MGB2 Modular safety door system. The new compact MCM extension module has two slots, meaning it can be assembled with up to six control or application elements, for instance with an emergency stop button and enabling switch or with a key-operated rotary switch. This means users can choose between this small extension module and the existing larger version, which has four slots to accommodate up to twelve additional control and application elements. The MCM has many standout benefits. For example, the submodules with the function elements are simply inserted into the extension modules via a hot-plug and need only minimal configuration before they are ready for operation. The submodules can also be easily replaced if necessary. There are no limits to the MCM’s functional possibilities and applications. It can be installed separately from the MGB locking module and bus module – inside a production area, for example, with the bus module installed outside. The MCM can also be used in combination with the bus module without a locking module or door handle.
MSM submodule: decentralized peripheral as Plug and Play
The MCM extension modules can be used with the new MSM submodule as a decentralized peripheral for connecting electromechanical safety switches with M12 plugs. The fail-safe inputs can record the signal states of safety switches such as rope pull switches, emergency stop buttons and position switches and can transfer the safety signals to the control system via PROFINET using the PROFISAFE protocol. The MSM submodule has three dual-channel digital inputs, allowing up to six slots to be used as secure inputs when using the small MCM extension module. The MSM is equally suitable for M12 push-pull plugs and M12 threaded plugs. In addition, the system is hot-pluggable during operation and needs only minimal configuration before it is ready for use.
The MGB2 Modular has a modular system design to give users greater flexibility. As a result, extension modules and submodules are easily scalable and functions can be expanded and changed without difficulty. This means users benefit from a system that is customizable and flexible enough to meet any potential future requirements.