Treotham introduces a new machine safety control system featuring an interlocking guard system for the protection of safety doors on machines.
The Eichner multifunctional gate box from Treotham Automation is a modular interlocking guard system designed for the protection of safety doors on machines and systems, which features an integrated lockout mechanism with optional escape release handle, and optional buttons and indicators.
The unit is easily mounted on frames, grilles or profiles, and the handle can be mounted level or rotated 90, 180 or 270 degrees without disassembly. Once linked to the machine controls, the access door will be prevented from opening until the machine has safely stopped.
The modular design of the system allows progressive addition of features. Start, enable, emergency stop and other functions can be added to the basic handle/lock module to turn it into a small control terminal. This allows the unit to be used for interlocking, guard locking, escape release, and machine functions such as start/stop or emergency stop.
The intuitive operation of the optional escape release enables persons to exit the danger area quickly and easily. When working in the restricted area, the bolt tongue can be locked with up to three padlocks in the integrated lockout bar, preventing unintentional activation of the interlocking/guard locking.
The Eichner multifunctional gate box is compliant with Safety Level e in accordance with EN ISO 13849-1 or SIL3 in accordance with EN 62061, and EN 1088 for protection against tampering. An LED display provides continuous information on system status.