- Safety switches with separate interlock
- Heavy duty limit switches
- Solenoid interlock
- Position switches
- Safety switch for hinged guards
- Safety sensors
- E-stop switches
- E-stop buttons
- Foot switches
- NKF, NKF2, NKF3, F 232, 2F 232
- Two-handed control panels
- SEPK, SEPG
- Control stations
- BDF100, BDF200
- Safety light barriers
- Safety light curtains and grids
- Guard door monitors
- Multifunction safety modules
- Fail-safe delay timers
- Safety control modules
- Programmable safety controllers
In 1945 Brothers Kurt Andreas and Ernst Schmersal founded a company immediately after the second World War. They initially built components used in the production of lifts and in 1947 they began the production of mechanically-operated electrical control devices.
Today the Schmersal Group is a global company that develops and produces a range of approximately 25,000 different switchgear and control devices!
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Ergonomic operation, more compact design, higher safety level, combination of productivity with safety and integration of functions. These are only a few of the many characteristics on which our designers lay value when they write the specifications for new products and product families in co-operation with the product managers.
Here you see the results: New features from the Schmersal Group. Always up-to-date.
The Schmersal Group is showcasing its first ‘Safety to Cloud’ solution at SPS IPC Drives.
The new safety light barriers and safety light grids in the SLC/SLG 240 COM range from Schmersal offer all sorts of practical functions and are therefore suitable for a wide range of applications. For applications with a small safety clearance to the risk area, a 14 mm resolution has been added to the new range.
Schmersal Safety Installation Systems – the right solution for every application
The Schmersal group is launching new installation aids for securing complexing machine systems which allow quick and simple wiring of safety switchgear in series: the Schmersal safety installation systems.
The new SLB 240/440 range of safety light barriers have built-in analysis and impressively small dimensions.
For a variety of uses: New range of joystick switches
The Schmersal Group has developed a new range of joystick switches which will be launched in spring 2017. The new RK/NK cross switches have a unique non-contact switching system among robust, hygiene compliant cross switches.
“With the new modular safety control system PROTECT PSC1, we have successfully achieved a significant development step. It is multifunctional and can optimally be adapted to the individual applications in the various sectors”, explains Christian Runge, product manager at Schmersal.
The highest quality requirements apply to the production of safety switchgear and systems. This is because even a minimal functional fault could have serious results for the operating personnel or the goods being produced. We are conscious of this responsibility. Although we manufacture hundreds of thousands of switchgear every year: We guarantee a safety level corresponding to the demanding application for each individual product.
The basis for the high consciousness of quality at Schmersal, in addition to our business culture, is also the organisational framework which is determined by quality management. Over the whole value-creation chain, a high level of process security is maintained. A CAQ system registers and documents the quality-relevant data.
The following aspects are in our view components of the QM system and the quality philosophy:
Standards and Approvals
Many of our products are prototype-tested, e.g. for BG, TÜV. UL and CSA. In addition, we are represented on the most important standards committees and working circles. This close co-operation with industrial assessors and other institutions ensures that new products are developed with respect to the applicable standards right from the beginning.
The right material
In spite of a high level of vertical integration, we still need a wide spectrum of components from outside suppliers. Our QM staff work closely together with our suppliers to monitor the fulfillment of our high quality requirements. This includes:
- Audits of suppliers
- An EDP-supported incoming goods inspection with complete documentation of the data in our CAQ system
- First sample inspection of new materials and on change of suppliers
- Regular evaluation of suppliers
- Joint quality-optimisation
- Environment-conscious purchasing department.
The right equipment
We make sure that our manufacturing technology is in a position to produce high-quality products, measures including:
- Careful maintenance and inspection of the machines and plant
- Regular monitoring of inspection, test and measuring instruments, both in-house and by external laboratories
- Improvement of the manufacturing processes to the latest trends.
The right manufacturing process
During production, reproducible processes provide reproducible quality. The following are some of the aspects in our case:
- Starting the actual production only after completion of a successful test phase
- High vertical integration of manufacture and “In-house” competence
- Defined procedures and inspection/test plans for fitting/assembly
- Attention to and checking the maintenance of safety at work and environmental protection regulations
- “Job rotation” in production
- 100% testing of safety switches
- ESD protection measures for applicable products and areas.
Quality: A process, not a condition
Hundreds of thousands of Schmersal switchgear are in use, often under difficult conditions, in the whole world. This documents the high level of quality we have achieved.
But we are not satisfied with this. Because quality, as we understand it, is a process and not a state or condition. We work every day on improving our quality standards, including the careful evaluation and analysis of the quality data documentation as well as by carrying out regular internal quality audits going beyond the requirements of ISO 9001.