Machine Safety - Mats

This Product Selection Guide contains information to help select products in the Machine Safety - Mats category on DigiKey.com

Machine safety mats are used to detect human presence for the purpose of safety protocols. Products in this category can be narrowed down by size and color.


SelectionCharacteristics

Width: Indicates the width of the device. Typically this is the shorter side.

Length: Indicates the length of the device. Typically this is the longer side.

Operating Force: Indicates the amount of force needed to actuate the internal switch/contacts.

Color: The dominant color of the device.

Material: Indicates the material composition of the device.

Cable Length: Indicates the length of the cable, if a cable is provided.

Operating Temperature: Recommended operating temperature, typically given in a range or as a maximum. Exceeding these temperatures may affect performance or damage the device and other system components.

Ingress Protection: IP (Ingress Protection) ratings such as (IP20, IP65, IP67, etc.) define how likely water and dirt will get into the system. The first number represents dirt and solid contaminants while the second represents water and liquids.

IP Ratings
Solids Liquids
1 Protected against solids larger than 50mm. Protected against vertically falling drops of water. Limited Ingress permitted.
2 Protected against solids larger than 12.5mm. Protected against vertically falling drops of water with the enclosure tilted up to 15 degrees from vertical. Limited ingress permitted.
3 Protected against solids larger than 2.5mm. Protected against spraying water up to 60 degrees from vertical. Limited ingress permitted for 3 minutes.
4 Protected against solids larger than 1mm. Protected against water splashed from any direction. Limited ingress permitted.
5 Protected against dust. Limited ingress of dust permitted. Will not affect operation of equipment 2-8 hours. Protected against jets of water. Limited ingress permitted.
6 Dust tight. No ingress of dust 2-8 hours. Protected against powerful jets of water. Limited ingress permitted.
7 ______________________ Protected against the effects of immersion in 15cm-1m for 30 minutes.
8 ______________________ Continuous immersion in water up to 3m for long periods of time.
9 ______________________ Protected against high pressure jets of hot water. (30 seconds)
9K ______________________ Protected against high pressure jets of hot water. (2 minutes)

Approval Agency: An indication of the governmental or private entity that provided the approval or recognition of a product. They also can create the safety standards and can provide testing of products for consumer safety.

ProductExamples

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MFR PART # 1602-5533
DIGI-KEY PART # 3716-1602-5533TB-ND - Tape & Box (TB)
MANUFACTURER ASO Safety Solutions
DESCRIPTION SENTIR T MAT W/MOLDED TRIM 12x24
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