According to IEC60947-4-1 appendix F, mirror contact is one of the means necessary to ensure safety for contactors
(in the standard "...mirror contact should not be relied upon exclusively as a means to ensure safety..." ).
TeSys F contactors do not include internal mirror contacts. So we, Schneider, do not actively promote TeSys F as a contactor for safety applications.
However, TeSys F can be fitted with auxiliary contacts add-on blocks. For some of these blocks LADN01, LADN02, LADN04, LADN11, LADN22, LADN31 and LADN13, a NC auxiliary contact has been recognised by VDE as mirror contact. This allows to use TeSys F in safety applications.
Attached are the VDE Certificates recognising the NC auxiliary contact with the blocks mentioned above as mirror contact.
To sum up and give clear answers to TeSys F and safety applications ;
1. If Tesys F contactor can be used for safety applications?
Yes, it can be used if, this is mandatory, it is fitted with one the above mentioned add-on blocks. VDE Certificate recognising the auxiliary contact as mirror can be provided.
2. When asked, can we answer that Tesys F have mirror contact, provided by auxiliary contact blocks?
Yes for the above mentioned add-on blocks and with the VDE Certificate