With its new crash absorbers, ACE Stoßdämpfer GmbH from Langenfeld is adding robust, disposable solutions to its portfolio in the field of safety products. These are made of special aluminium or steel tubing that folds as intended in a crash and converts the impacting kinetic energy into heat.
The machine elements protect structures in the event of an accident through high, uniform energy dissipation of 98 percent. The crash dampers from ACE Stoßdämpfer GmbH offer great long-term stability in everyday operation as well as excellent protection in the event of an emergency stop. They are also easy to install or replace after a crash.
Highly absorbent one-way solutions for emergency stops
The new crash absorbers provide designers with a highly effective and economical one-way solution for effectively protecting plant or machinery. They thus represent an interesting alternative to irreversible and reversible structural dampers as well as hydraulic safety shock absorbers. ACE's new safety products are made of specially designed aluminium tubing or steel with outside diameters of 87.5 mm in the aluminium versions and 63 mm and 38 mm in the steel versions.
Ten basic types are available as standard, with energy absorption in emergency stop applications ranging from 670 Nm/stroke to 11,200 Nm/stroke. Depending on the type, the maximum stroke of the components is between 45 mm and 160 mm, whereby the low support forces of 13,000 N to 70,000 N make a decisive contribution to securing structures. In practice, these values can be further increased by series or parallel arrangement of the crash absorbers in order to dissipate higher energy values than those mentioned at a stroke.
Further advantages of the emergency stoppers developed in sophisticated test series are simple installation, easy retrofitting in existing systems as well as quick replacement and reduced downtimes after a crash. In addition, the crash event can be reconstructed from the deformation of the element and, in the best case, avoided in the future. The new crash absorbers from ACE Stoßdämpfer GmbH can be delivered from the Langenfeld warehouse within 24 hours and are characterised by a good price-performance ratio. The basic types already reliably secure linear units in robotics as well as the end positions of machine tools, conveyor systems and high-bay storage and retrieval systems in many places. ACE also offers customised types, which the company can supply on request.