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Module Protects Gates And Entry Points

A new monitoring device for use with both mechanical and magnetic safety switches, the GM-FA-10J gate monitoring safety module verifies proper operation of either one or two safety switches by monitoring a normally-open and normally-closed contact set from each switch. The gate monitor, in combination with triple-coded magnetic safety switches, enables continuous gate guarding for applications where repeated washdown is a factor, such as food processing and bottling operations. It features a self-checking, diverse-redundant microcontroller circuit and dual output channels. The DIN-rail-mountable enclosure has removable wiring terminal blocks that snap out for easy module installation and replacement. Each switching output is rated for up to 250 Vac at up to 6A. The gate monitor is just 22.5 mm x 84.0 mm x 118.0 mm. Using on-board DIP switches, users can set the module for one- or two-channel operation and auto reset or manual reset. The reset input can also be used for external device monitoring. Five LED indicators keep users constantly informed of operating status. The safety module has a 0°C to 50°C operating temperature range and is rated NEMA 1, IEC IP20. The GM-FA-10J also complies with standards UL990, EN1088 and EN954-1 Safety Category 2 or 4. Price begins at $249.


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