North America is an attractive market for manufacturers of packaging machinery. Prior to commissioning, however, testing is required before an operating permit can be obtained. All electrically controlled devices and systems must be tested by an authorised body. Furthermore, special safety requirements apply to electrical components due to possible fire risks. These requirements stem, for example, from the standard NFPA 79 published by the National Fire Protection Association. Components certified by Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) or the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) are one way of simplifying the procedure for obtaining an operating permit for machines.
To counter the difficulties met by its customers seeking permits for their machines in North America, Lenord + Bauer has had its positioning system tested by UL. The SeGMo system is a plug-and-play solution consisting of up to five positioning drives, the control unit SeGMo-Box and the one-cable solution including connectors. The components of this system solution first received the "UL Recognized" and "UL Listed" approval marks for the USA and Canada back in 2017. Lenord + Bauer has now completed the "cULus Component Recognition" process for its stand-alone drives as well.