Valve manifold series with zoned safety capabilities
Asco's Numatics 503 series valve manifold allows the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and end user to configure up to three safety circuits in a production machine.
Asco’s Numatics 503 series valve manifold is designed to help the design engineer satisfy the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC and comply with ISO 13849-1 while eliminating the components and complexity found in discrete safety circuits. It allows the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and end user to configure up to three safety circuits in a production machine. It also uses zoned safety to help the manifold reduce components, improve design flexibility, and save space. The zoned safety concept is an integrated approach to machine safety and control that greatly simplifies the design of a redundant pneumatic safety circuit with a manifold system. The manifold can create up to three independent electro-pneumatic safety zones, while also allowing independent non-safe sections to co-exist within one manifold assembly. The operator does not have to shut down the entire machine by releasing compressed air with a redundant safety/control dump valve. Instead, the manifold can be configured to shut down air and power only to the group of valves that controls the machine’s motion in the operator’s vicinity.
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