Features

Quick-Disconnect Universal Safety Mat System

Heavy-Duty Four-Wire Presence Sensing Mats with Removable Cable, Category 3 Controllers and Perimeter Trim
  • Fork lift traffic of 270 lbs. per square inch
  • IP67 rated
  • Mat flammability self extinguishing, meets UL94VO
  • Single-piece molded construction
  • Black or yellow color
  • Damage to cables during installation is eliminated by positioning the cables after mat installation
  • Easy cable replacement
  • Six cable location options offer the ability to configure where cable exits

Overview

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A Quick-Disconnect Universal Mat system (UMQ series mat combined with an MC3, MC4 or MC6) offers a simple method for guarding personnel around hazardous machines. A Quick-Disconnect Universal Mat system offers freedom, flexibility, and reduced operator fatigue when compared with traditional guarding methods such as interlocked fences, pullback restraints or perimeter barriers. Full visibility and access to the work area is maintained. There is no need to worry about personnel forgetting to replace mechanical barriers or close gates. UMQ Series safety mat incorporates a design that features a cable quick disconnect located on the mat. This allows the cable to be attached after the mat is installed in order to minimize damage to the cable during installation. The patented connector is designed and tested to meet IP67 requirements.

How the System Works

The operation of a Quick-Disconnect Universal Mat system is easy to understand. The mat is a simple, normally open switch. When a specified minimum weight is applied to the mat the "switch" closes. This sends a signal to the controller which, in turn, sends a stop signal to the guarded machine. Each mat presents four wires to the controller. This provides the redundancy required to monitor the wiring for open circuits due to incorrect wiring or physical damage to the wires. In order to meet many national safety regulations, we offer trim to secure the mat to the floor so that it cannot be easily relocated and therefore become ineffective.

System

When UMQ series mats are combined with an MC3, MC4 or MC6 controller (with complete diagnostics), the result is a system that meets the standard EN 1760-1:1998 and is entitled to display the CE mark. See below for an overview of the various components.

UMQ Series Mat

  • Fork lift traffic of 270 lbs. per square inch
  • IP67 rated
  • Mat flammability self extinguishing, meets UL94VO
  • Single-piece molded construction
  • Black or yellow color
  • Damage to cables during installation is eliminated by positioning the cables after mat installation
  • Easy cable replacement
  • Six cable location options offer the ability to configure where cable exits

Controller

  • Safety category 3 devices
  • DIN-rail mount (MC3)
  • NEMA controllers (MC4, MC6)
  • 24 VDC or with universal power supply 100 to 240 VAC
  • Programmable controllers (G9SP, NX-SIH400)

Trim

  • Two-part perimeter and joining trim simplifies installation and provides a custom appearance
  • Two options for trim kit corners: Mitered and molded
Applications
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Presence sensing safety mats are used to monitor an entire hazardous area. They offer flexibility, quick access and may frequently be the most economic choice. Other options for perimeter guarding include interlocked barrier guards and safety light curtains. However, personnel can become trapped inside a barrier guard and safety light curtains only monitor the perimeter, not the hazardous area inside. Additionally, mats can also simplify routine tasks such as machine setup, maintenance and repair. Applications can be found throughout industry and typically include the following areas:
  • Welding Robots
  • Assembly Machinery
  • Material Handling
  • Packaging Machinery
  • Punches
  • Presses
  • Robotic Work Cells
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