F-Series

Approvals

CE Approved

   CAT 4 SIL 3 PL-E safety system
•   Modular control unit
•   Fully electronic safety switches

•   Monitor up to 30 switches / e'stops
•   Unique code safety switches (EN 14119 high code) 

The F-SERIES, is the latest version of Mechan's unique electronic safety system which now has a record of over 40 YEARS reliability in all types of industrial applications.

The DIN rail mounting safety control unit can monitor up to 30 Mechan safety switches and/or emergency stop buttons in one system. The electronic non-contact safety switches are fully encapsulated, easy to install and tolerant to misalignment.

Together the switches and control module provide a safety system capable of meeting the requirements CAT 4 SIL 3 PL-e, and can be used in the harshest environments, providing long term reliability.

Fit & Forget - Safety from Mechan


The F-SERIES, is a CAT 4 SIL 3 PL-e safety system suitable for use in most machine guarding applications where guard locking is not required. Mechan's unique modular design makes it easy to install and expand a safety system that exactly meet our needs.

The F-SERIES safety control module is made up from an FM1 Safety Control Module and the required number of extender modules.

The FM1 is the main module containing the power supply input, re-set circuit, control relays with dual channel output, and the input and indication outputs for one Mechan safety switch.

The Extender Modules clip onto the same DIN rail as the FM1 and connect to the adjacent unit via the attached strap. Any combination of Extender Module can be used to suit the application. Modules available include : 

  • FX1 has the input connections and indication outputs for one safety switch.  
  • FX2 has the input connections and indication outputs for two safety switches 
  • FLI has one safety switch input with a Limited Inch Override option
  • F2HO has one safety switch input with a 2 Hand Override Option
  • ESM has inputs for a Dual Channel Emergency Stop Button


The flexible, DIN rail mounting safety control unit can monitor up to 30 Mechan Safety Switches or Emergency Stop Buttons in one system. Providing dual safety output and volt free contact and LED indication from each safety switch. 

The electronic non-contact safety switches connect to the control unit inputs using a simple twisted pair / screened cable. Using a dynamic signals to communicate with the control ensuring both the switch , cable and input are continuously monitored.

Together the Mechan safety switches and control modules provide a safe system that can be used in the harshest environments and where long term reliability and speedy fault correction is the key to today’s productivity requirements.

 


  

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CONTROL MODULES

  • 24vDC / 110vAC or 230vAC version FM1
  • Dual channel PGC relay output
  • Manual or Monitored Manual reset
  • 35mm DIN Rail mounting
  • LED Status indication on each module
  • 17.5mm wide Extender modules
  •  Modules Available
  • = FM1 Main control module
  • = FX1 or FX2 Safety Switch Inputs
  • = FLI-2 FLI-4 FLI-5 Safety Switch with Limited Inch option
  • = F2HO Safety Switch with Two Hand Override option
  • = ESM Dual Channel Emergency Stop Button Input

 


 

 SAFETY SWITCHES

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  • Fully electronic safety switches
  • Fully encapsulated, can be used in high pressure hose cleaning environments
  • Easy to install and tolerant to misalignment and guard wear
  • Robust construction / fixing gives long operational life
  • Available in a variety of sizes to suit all guarding
  • Built in cable protection options
  • Switches Available
  • = FMA FMG FMT - Large housing built in conduit adaptor
  • = BMS BMR - Medium housing, tapered rubber grommet cable protection
  • = DNK1 DNK2 - Small housing pre-wired or M8 quick disconnect
  • = FM6 - Slim-line housing
  • = FM7 - 80 mm Euro housing
  • = CMA CMP - Large housing, unique code

  


  

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SYSTEM INSTALLATION


  • Decide number of gate switch / e'stop inputs required

  • Assemble control modules to match in suitable control cabinet

  • Mount safety switches / E stops (Check orientation and alignment of switches, target to target )

  • Connect switches to control unit inputs. ( if cable extensions are required use same type of cable - Belden twisted pair and shield - (Note longer cables are available if requested when ordering )

  • Connect safety output to control system.

  • Test and check all safety functions work as required.
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NOTE :

All installations should be completed by a competent engineer. Consideration should be taken of the relevant applicable safety standards. All installations should be tested prior to operation and regularly checked for integrity.

File Title File Name Download File
MECHAN F-SERIES INSTALLATION GUIDE 327-400-ID-v1-1-Mechan-F-Series-Install-Guide.pdf PDF (0)
MECHAN PLU LOCKING UNIT 318-001v2-MECHAN-PLU-F-SERES.pdf PDF (0)
MECHAN F-SERIES 2 HAND OVERRIDE INSTALLATION GUIDE 329-000v1-MECHAN-F2HO-INSTALLATION-GUIDE.pdf PDF (0)
Product Type Product Code Description Part No.  Quote options Added to basket
f series fm1 electronic safety control module F-Series FM1
  327.000

FM1 24VDC SAFETY CONTROL UNIT

FM1-24VDC
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  327.001 FM1 24VAC SAFETY CONTROL UNIT FM1-24VAC
Qty: - +
 
  327.002

FM1 110VAC SAFETY CONTROL UNIT

FM1-110VAC
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  327.003 FM1 240VAC SAFETY CONTROL UNIT FM1-240VAC
Qty: - +
 
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f series fx1 electronic safety extender module F-Series FX1
  328.000

FX1 EXTENDER MODULE

FX1
Qty: - +
 
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f series fx2 electronic safety extender module F-Series FX2
  328.001

FX2 EXTENDER MODULE

FX2
Qty: - +
 
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f series f2ho two hand override F-Series F2HO
  329.000

F2HO F-SERIES 2 HAND OVERIDE

F2HO
Qty: - +
 
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f series fli limited inch F-Series FLI
  330.000

FLI-2 F-SERIES LIMITED INCH

FLI-2
Qty: - +
 
  330.001 FLI-4 F-SERIES LIMITED INCH FLI-4
Qty: - +
 
  330.002 FLI-5 F-SERIES LIMITED INCH FLI-5
Qty: - +
 
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f series esm emergency stop module F-Series ESM
  330.003 ESM F-Series Emergency Stop Module ESM
Qty: - +
 
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FMA NEW F-Series FMA
  308.000

FMA-5M F TYPE SAFETY SWITCH

FMA-5M
Qty: - +
 
  308.001 FMA-10M F-TYPE SAFETY SWITCH FMA-10M
Qty: - +
 
  308.002 FMA-15M F-TYPE SAFETY SWITCH FMA-15M
Qty: - +
 
  308.019 FMA-20M F'TYPE SAFETY SWITCH FMA-20M
Qty: - +
 
  308.020

FMA-25M F'TYPE SAFETY SWITCH

FMA-25M
Qty: - +
 
  308.024 FMA 30M F'TYPE SAFETY SWITCH FMA 30M
Qty: - +
 
  308.010

FA-5M F-TYPE SAFETY SWITCH

FA-5M
Qty: - +
 
  308.011 FA-10M F-TYPE SAFETY SWITCH FA-10M
Qty: - +
 
  308.012 FA-15M F-TYPE SAFETY SWITCH FA-15M
Qty: - +
 
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FMG F-Series FMG
  308.003 FMG-5M F-TYPE SAFETY SWITCH FMG-5M
Qty: - +
 
  308.004 FMG-10M F-TYPE SAFETY SWITCH FMG-10M
Qty: - +
 
  308.005 FMG-15M F-TYPE SAFETY SWITCH FMG-15M
Qty: - +
 
  308.022 FMG 20M 'F' TYPE SAFETY SWITCH FMG-20M
Qty: - +
 
  308.021 FMG-25M F'TYPE SAFETY SWITCH FMG-25M
Qty: - +
 
  308.023 FMG 30M F'TYPE SAFETY SWITCH FMG 30M
Qty: - +
 
  308.013 FG-5M F-TYPE SAFETY SWITCH FG-5M
Qty: - +
 
  308.014 FG-10M F-TYPE SAFETY SWITCH FG-10M
Qty: - +
 
  308.015 FG-15M F-TYPE SAFETY SWITCH FG-15M
Qty: - +
 
  308.025 FG-20M F-TYPE SAFETY SWITCH FG-20M
Qty: - +
 
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FMT NEW F-Series FMT
  308.006 FMT-5M F-TYPE SAFETY SWITCH FMT-5M
Qty: - +
 
  308.007 FMT-10M F-TYPE SAFETY SWITCH FMT-10M
Qty: - +
 
  308.008 FMT-15M F-TYPE SAFETY SWITCH FMT-15M
Qty: - +
 
  308.026 FMT-25M F-TYPE SAFETY SWITCH FMT-25M
Qty: - +
 
  308.027 FMT 20M 'F' TYPE SAFETY SWITCH FMT-20M
Qty: - +
 
  308.016 FT-5M F-TYPE SAFETY SWITCH FT-5M
Qty: - +
 
  308.017 FT-10M F-TYPE SAFETY SWITCH FT-10M
Qty: - +
 
  308.018 FT-15M F-TYPE SAFETY SWITCH FT-15M
Qty: - +
 
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f series fm6 electronic safety switch F-Series FM6
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f series fm7 electronic safety switch F-Series FM7
  310.002 FM7-5M F TYPE SAFETY SWITCH FM7-05M
Qty: - +
 
  310.003 FM7-10M F TYPE SAFETY SWITCH FM7-10M
Qty: - +
 
  310.004 FM7-15M F TYPE SAFETY SWITCH FM7-15M
Qty: - +
 
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f series sfma electronic safety switch F-Series SFMA
  312.000

SFMA-5M S-TYPE SAFETY SWITCH

SFMA-5M
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  312.001 SFMA-10M S-TYPE SAFETY SWITCH SFMA-10M
Qty: - +
 
  312.015 SFMA-15M S-TYPE SAFETY SWITCH SFMA-15M
Qty: - +
 
  312.016 SFMA-20M S-TYPE SAFETY SWITCH SFMA-20M
Qty: - +
 
  312.017 SFMA-25M S-TYPE SAFETY SWITCH SFMA-25M
Qty: - +
 
  312.002 SFA-5M S-TYPE SAFETY SWITCH SFA-5M
Qty: - +
 
  312.003 SFA-10M S-TYPE SAFETY SWITCH SFA-10M
Qty: - +
 
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f series sfmg electronic safety switch F-Series SFMG
  312.004 SFMG-5M S-TYPE SAFETY SWITCH SFMG-5M
Qty: - +
 
  312.005 SFMG-10M S-TYPE SAFETY SWITCH SFMG-10M
Qty: - +
 
  312.006 SFG-5M S-TYPE SAFETY SWITCH SFG-5M
Qty: - +
 
  312.007 SFG-10M S-TYPE SAFETY SWITCH SFG-10M
Qty: - +
 
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f series sfmt electronic safety switch F-Series SFMT
  312.008 SFMT-5M S-TYPE SAFETY SWITCH SFMT-5M
Qty: - +
 
  312.009 SFMT-10M S-TYPE SAFETY SWITCH SFMT-10M
Qty: - +
 
  312.010

SFT-5M S-TYPE SAFETY SWITCH

SFT-5M
Qty: - +
 
  312.011 SFT-10M S-TYPE SAFETY SWITCH SFT-10M
Qty: - +
 
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c series cma electronic safety switch unique code F-Series CMA
  311.000

CMA-10M F-TYPE CODED SAFETY SWITCH

CMA-10M
Qty: - +
 
  311.001 CMA-10M-TR F-TYPE SAFETY SWITCH, (KEY SET) CMA-10M-TR
Qty: - +
 
  311.002 CMA-5M F-TYPE CODED SAFETY SWITCH CMA-5M
Qty: - +
 
  311.003 CMA-15M F-TYPE CODED SAFETY SWITCH CMA-15M
Qty: - +
 
  311.005 CMT-15M F-TYPE CODED SAFETY SWITCH CMT-15M
Qty: - +
 
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c series cmp electronic safety switch unique code F-Series CMP
  311.006

CMP-10M F-TYPE CODED SAFETY SWITCH

CMP-10M
Qty: - +
 
  311.007

CMP-15M F-TYPE CODED SAFETY SWITCH

CMP-15M
Qty: - +
 
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f series fms electronic safety switch F-Series FMS
  312.013 FMS-5M F-TYPE SAFETY SWITCH FMS-5M
Qty: - +
 
  312.014 FMS-10M F-TYPE SAFETY SWITCH FMS-10M
Qty: - +
 
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F-Series FMPG
  312.018 FMPG9-5M MECHAN SAFETY SWITCH FMPG9-5M
Qty: - +
 
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b series bms electronic safety switch F-Series BMS
  309.000

BMS-5M B-TYPE SAFETY SWITCH

BMS-5M
Qty: - +
 
  309.001 BMS-10M B-TYPE SAFETY SWITCH BMS-10M
Qty: - +
 
  309.002 BMS-15M B-TYPE SAFETY SWITCH BMS-15M
Qty: - +
 
  309.020

BMS-20M B-TYPE SAFETY SWITCH

BMS-20M
Qty: - +
 
  309.010

BS-5M B-TYPE SAFETY SWITCH

BS-5M
Qty: - +
 
  309.011 BS-10M B-TYPE SAFETY SWITCH BS-10M
Qty: - +
 
  309.012 BS-15M B-TYPE SAFETY SWITCH BS-15M
Qty: - +
 
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b series bmr electronic safety switch F-Series BMR
  309.003 BMR-5M B-TYPE SAFETY SWITCH BMR-5M
Qty: - +
 
  309.004 BMR-10M B-TYPE SAFETY SWITCH BMR-10M
Qty: - +
 
  309.005 BMR-15M B-TYPE SAFETY SWITCH BMR-15M
Qty: - +
 
  309.013 BR-5M B-TYPE SAFETY SWITCH BR-5M
Qty: - +
 
  309.014 BR-10M B-TYPE SAFETY SWITCH BR-10M
Qty: - +
 
  309.015 BR-15M B-TYPE SAFETY SWITCH BR-15M
Qty: - +
 
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b series bmp electronic safety switch F-Series BMP
  309.021 BMP-5M B-TYPE SAFETY SWITCH BMP-5M
Qty: - +
 
  309.022 BMP-10M B-TYPE SAFETY SWITCH BMP-10M
Qty: - +
 
  309.023 BMP-15M B-TYPE SAFETY SWITCH BMP-15M
Qty: - +
 
  309.026 BP-15M B-TYPE SAFETY SWITCH - SWITCH ONLY BP-15M
Qty: - +
 
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F-Series BMQD
  309.024 BMQD-5M Quick Disconnect B-Type Safety Switch C/W 5M Cable BMQD-5M
Qty: - +
 
  309.025 BMQD-15M Quick Disconnect B-Type Safety Switch C/W 15M Cable BMQD-15M
Qty: - +
 
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f series dnk1 electronic safety switch F-Series DNK1
  374.000

DNK1-5M DINKY SAFETY SWITCH

DNK1-5M
Qty: - +
 
  374.001 DNK1-10M DINKY SAFETY SWITCH DNK1-10M
Qty: - +
 
  374.002 DNK1-15M DINKY SAFETY SWITCH DNK1-15M
Qty: - +
 
  374.003

DNK1-REC-5M DINKY RECEIVER

DNK1-REC-5M
Qty: - +
 
  374.004 DNK1-20M DINKY SAFETY SWITCH DNK1-20M
Qty: - +
 
  374.005 DNK1-10M-REC DINKY SAFETY SWITCH DNK1-10M-REC
Qty: - +
 
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f series dnk2 electronic safety switch 3 F-Series DNK2
  374.050

DNK2-QD DINKY SAFETY SWITCH & ACTUATOR (M8-3PIN)

DNK2-QD
Qty: - +
 
  374.052 DNK2-QD-05M DINKY QUICK DISCONNECT COMPLETE DNK2-QD-05M
Qty: - +
 
  374.053 DNK2-QD-15M DINKY QUICK DISCONNECT COMPLETE DNK2-QD-15M
Qty: - +
 
  374.055 DNK2-QD-REC (NO CABLE) DNK2-QD-REC ONLY
Qty: - +
 
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f series locking plu pneumatic locking unit F-Series PLU
  318.001 PLU PNEUMATIC LOCKING UNIT COMPLETE PLU
Qty: - +
 
  318.003 PLU LOCKING UNIT WITHOUT COVER & LOCKING BAR
Qty: - +
 
  318.004 BMS-PLU-15M SAFETY SWITCH FOR PLU LOCKING UNIT BMS-PLU-15M
Qty: - +
 
  318.005 PLU Lid Only
Qty: - +
 
  318.006 LOCKING ARM C/W BM ACTUATOR
Qty: - +
 
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