A guarding system that protects workers and automation devices in a molding cell is now available from Fortress Interlocks Ltd., Erlanger, Ky. The eGard interlock system requires an operator to turn and remove a key from the door to the enclosure. When the key is removed, power is cut off to the protected area, allowing safe operator access. The interlock system also integrates the emergency stop into the door interlock, removing the need for a separate stop button and cable. Inserting the door key into two key switches inside the robot cell allows operating the robot at reduced power for programming. (859) 578-2390 • www.fortressinterlocks.com
div. of Castell Inerlocks
21 Kenton Lands Rd. Erlanger, KY 41018
Phone (859) 578-2390 Fax (859) 341-2302
Editor PickConnectivity & Collaboration in Robotics & Automation at K 2016
Besides a handful of new robots and pickers, the big themes were modular ‘plug-and-play’ automation, Industry 4.0 connectivity, easier programming, and safer collaboration with human workers.