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Box Guarding with Light Curtain
Balanced Guarding
Bay Window Guarding
Rotary Gate
Swing Gate Guarding

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Safety & Press Guard Solutions

 

Box Guarding with Light Curtain

Features: Can be used in most work cell concepts. Light Curtain typically used with Box Guarding. Protects operator from press station. It can be interlocked into control safety.

Pros: Conducive to higher productivity.

Cons: No physical protective guarding.

Controls: Single hand, PRC70LV and PRC600LV.

 

Balanced Guarding

Features:
For single press & slide table. Full physical guarding with safety switch. Switch can be interlocked into control safety circuit which will prevent interruption of cycle by the operator. Suitable for long process time or multiple cycles.

Pros: Full, physical guard. Can be interlocked with safety circuit. Guard locks once the cycle has started. Two hand control not required.

Cons: Not suited tooling or parts that are larger than fixture mounting plate.

Controls: PRC70LVO and PRC600LVO.

 

Bay Window Guarding

Features:
Can be used with Rotary index table. Two independent gates with interlock switch.

Pros: Utilizes maximum area on the index table. Full guarding.

Cons: Costs

Controls: Single hand, Auto and PRC600A.



Rotary Gate

Features:
Rotary gate with interlock switch can be used with tall work pieces on a rotary index table. Allows full physical guarding. Switch can be interlocked into control safety circuit.

Pros: Full guarding at a reasonable cost. Ideal for tall parts & tooling.

Cons: Can only be positioned through centerline of index drive.

Controls: Single hand, Auto and PRC600A.

 

Swing Gate Guarding

Features:
Suitable for slide table, shuttle table and rotary index table. Allows full, physical guarding. Opening is contoured according to work piece. Switch can be interlocked into control safety circuit.

Pros: Operator's hands can be close to tooling. can also be utilized to inspect part to meet a certain contour.

Cons: Not suited for large work piece applications.

Controls: Single hand or two-hand and PRC70TH or LV0 or PRC600TH or LV0.

 

Gravity Gate Guarding

Features:
Suitable for a single press with or without a slide table. Prevents cycle interruption by the operator. Locking safety switch is included.

Pros: Full physical guard. Automatically opens and closes. Cycle in progress can not be interrupted by operator.

Cons:

Controls: Two-hand, PRC70LV0 or PRC600LV0.


 

NOTE: Single point initiation devices always require that the entire station be guarded. A rotary index table with a Box Guard must be operated with a two hand cycle start system and therefore can not be operated in "auto" cycle.

 

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