Interlocks and Light Beams for Machine Guards

fortress interlock
fortress interlock
interlock control
interlock control
interlocks
interlocks
interlock
interlock
switch
switch
Electric Installation EI013
Electric Installation EI013
Electrical Controls EI002
Electrical Controls EI002
Electrical Controls EI004
Electrical Controls EI004
Electrical Safety Controls EI001
Electrical Safety Controls EI001
Fortress Amgard Interlock EI005
Fortress Amgard Interlock EI005
Fortress Key Exchange EI003
Fortress Key Exchange EI003
Fortress Key Exchange EI007
Fortress Key Exchange EI007
Telemechanique Interlocks EI009
Telemechanique Interlocks EI009

In addition to fixed and opening guarding, Procter Machine Guarding can supply all interlocks, light guards, pressure-sensitive mats and actuation equipment, either to the customer's specification or we can recommend suitable products. Such safety devices can be pre-installed on the guarding and ready to be connected to the machine's safety control circuits.  

Importance of Interlocks and Light Guards

Interlocks and light guards can play a critical part in machine guarding when the safety risks are especially high.  Essentially, interlocks and light guards work by disabling the machine when they are activated.  For example, a simple interlock would be located on a gate which was part of a machine guard and allowed access to the machine.  If the machine had not been turned off prior to someone opening the gate, then the action of opening the gate and therefore activating the interlock would immediately disable the machine and therefore make access to it safe.  A light guard works in the same way, in that when the light beam is broken it disables the machine.  However, a light guard would more typically be used on machinery such a press brake where a physical guard would be impractical, but where allowing close access to the machine would be dangerous.  So in other words the light guard IS the interlock but with very specific operational conditions.  

Electrical interface work

Where requested, electrical interface work can be carried out by our specialist as part on an installation and when interlocks and / or light guards form part of the machine guard, and this work is completed to BS 13849 / 60261 levels.  In addition, cable trunking can be supplied as part of the installation.  

Interlock mounting brackets

Interlock mounting brackets can be fitted to the machine guards for customers' own switches, plus we are able to supply and mount any type of manufacturer's safety devices.  

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On-site survey is normally the best place for site decisions.  We are able to look at every possible aspect and detail of machine safety.   We offer a range of both modular and bespoke solutions for perimeter guarding applications.  Finishes include powder coated in any colour required. 

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