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Bircher Safety Edge for Gates & Doors, Lifting Platforms - Made to Size
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Bircher Safety Edges for Protection of Shear & Crush Areas

Safety Edges Manufactured to your Requirement in UK
Safety Edges for Doors, Gates and Lifting Platforms
Bircher Wireless Safety Edges from Motion29
EsMatrix 3 for industrial machine door monitoring

Bircher's Safety edges are designed to protect shear or crush points that are found on many automatic systems such as sliding & swing gates, roller shutter doors, lifting platforms & tables and machine doors. In addition to the new ExpertLine of safety edges, which can be supplied factory assembled, in kit form or self-assembly component format, we can manufactured to order any of our safety edge products at Motion29 so you have the correct size for your installation.

The safety edges are supplied in two formats, end-of-line with integrated 8k2 resistors and pass-through with two cables.  These are then connected to a switching unit that monitors the status of the safety edge, failing safe if there is a fault or the edge is operated.  These switching units are availoable in wired or wireless solutions to safety category 2 or 3.



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Bircher Self Assembly ExpertLine Safety Edges

We offer a wide choice of safety edges from Bircher manufactured at our factory in south Wales.  The safety strips are suitable for a range of applications in industrial automation, access control and security, lifting and transport systems.

The safety edges are manufactured using profiles, contact strips, cables and terminating resistors from Bircher’s ExperLine, ClickLine, CoverLine, StandardLine and S-Line range of products.  All edges are made to order and therefore to the size required for your installation.

UK Manufactured Safety Edges
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Wireless Safety Edges

Bircher Wireless Safety Edges from Motion29

So, what is a wireless safety edge and how does it differ from a standard safety edge?  Well the short answer is not a greate deal, its a standard safety edge that is connected to a wireless transmitter that is mornitored by the receiver, which in turn is connected to the control system.  They are ideal for any system where the safety edges are on a moving surface - such as a sectional door, swing or sliding gate as well as platform lifts and lifting tables.

Wirelessly Monitored Safety Edges
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Typical Applications

Typical applications for safety edges

Our range of Bircher safety edges can be used in a wide range of applications. In this section we give you some examples of applications and safety ribs that may be suitable for the application.  The range includes our new ExpertLine range of modilar or preassembled safety edges as well as the traditional CoverLine, ClickLine and StandardLine profiles.

Platforms, Machine Doors, Gates
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Switching Units

Safety Edge Switching Units

Switching units are used to monitor the status and health of safety edges, they monitor the integrated 8k2 resistors and all cables in the circuit.  If the resistor is shorted out or becomes open circuit, the safety relays will open and stop the machine or gate.

Multiple safety edges (or mats) are connected in series with an 8k2 Ohm terminating resistor as the final link in the circuit. By monitoring the quiescent current in the circuit the switching unit determines if one or more of the safety edges has been triggered, in this condition the safety relays are opened on the switching unit. Using the same technique, the switching unit also detects cable breaks and will repair a system fault and again open the safety relays.

Monitoring for Safety Edges
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