Machine Guards Get in Your Way?

Easier access to the point where a robot deposits parts on a conveyor—that’s what Carl Morris, president and founder of Itech in Arden, N.C., is looking for.

 

Easier access to the point where a robot deposits parts on a conveyor—that’s what Carl Morris, president and founder of Itech in Arden, N.C., is looking for.

 

At his new plant expansion at the Itech South facility in Westminster, S.C., he will replace “hard” metal-screen guarding around the robot drop point with vision cameras that will detect when a human enters the safety zone and halt the robot. That way, there’s no delay to open up the guarding if an operator or technician needs to get to that location. This is just one element of his plans for increased automation at Itech and Itech South.

 

For more on the latest doings at Itech South, see my On-Site feature in the upcoming June issue.

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