Tapeswitch Update: Simple To Complex Robotics Machinery Guarding Applications/ Trapped Key Solutions
Tapeswitch Corporation Posted 02/14/2014
Simple To Complex Machinery Guarding Solution
From a simple to complex machine guarding, Tapeswitch Corporation offers a full product line of trapped key power isolation and machine access solutions that is custom configured to your machinery power type, access point structures doors, hatches, gates, control panel lock-out, and power isolation operation and trapped key access lock-out component configuration.
Trapped Key Interlocks are a machine guarding solution for the control of hazardous energy, eliminating the need for a procedural lockout tag out system and are approved for such use in the US under the ANSI standard Z244.1 - Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout and Alternative Methods).
Simple Machine Guarding Solutions:
The AIE is a double key, stainless steel, access interlock suitable for machine guarding on hinged and sliding doors, gates and fences. The KS - power safe electrical switch is a key driven electrical switch suitable for the isolation or switching of low (20, 32, 63 or 150A) current. The key exchange units, such as X, Y, Z are for multiple access point machine guarding.
Complex Machine Guarding Solutions
The trapped key interlock product line is extensive, providing solutions for both power interlocking and control circuit interlocking, machinery with different power sources, even pneumatic and hydraulic, machinery with fixed or variable run-down times, different environments, full access control (meaning a person can’t be locked in access areas if gate is shut because the machine’s key is needed to start the interlocking process), and robotic machine guarding (where access must be restricted to the end of a cycle products).
Machine Guarding System Components
The product line is well engineered and offers the competitive advantage of integrating unique key code configurations, heavy weight mechanical components, durable stainless steel keys and other safety guard accessories, such as key caps for extra protection from particulates, which can deter the mechanisms of the lock in normal conditions in most trapped key product lines.