SITEMA Knowledge Base & FAQs

Here to answer all your questions regarding SITEMA safety solutions.

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What is the Maximum Force Mounting Components Should Be Designed For?

Nov 16, 2017

All mounting bracketry should be design for 4xM in the event of an overload condition.

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What Happens if Oil Gets on the Shaft? Do I Lose Holding Capacity?

Nov 16, 2017

No, the influence of mineral oil on the shaft is insignificant. and you will not lose holding capacity.

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How Do I Size the Safety Catcher?

Nov 16, 2017

Admissible Load (M) sizing is determined by the platen weight + tooling weight and anything mounted to the platen.

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What is the Safety Factor of the Safety Catcher?

Nov 16, 2017

Factor of 100% is included. Minimum holding is 2 x M (admissible load) max holding is 3.5 x M. Force test required is 1.5 x M.

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Are Safety Catchers Used for Accurate Positioning?

Nov 16, 2017

No, the clamp system requires approximately ½ inch of downward movement to develop full holding. The SC’s are single acting and only hold against gravity.

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What Control Circuit Do You Recommend for the Sitema Safety Catcher?

Nov 13, 2017

sitema safety catcher recommended control circuit diagram

 

* In case Impact noises due to excess pressure are audible when pressurizing the Safety Catcher, these can be suppressed by means of a flow control valve in the p-line

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