In order to minimize personal injury, an effective safety system is required. In addition, machines, robots and production lines should be equipped with reliable safety components. Two leading suppliers from the respective areas of control systems and components took the opportunity timprove the offer by menas of collaboration.
The mind of the solution is Mitsubishi Electrics’ safety PLC MELSEC QS, which is specially adapted for machine safety. The system can also be coupled to the traditional MELSEC Q with the help of mutual network modules for data exchange while the important safety functions are kept separate from the rest of the controls.Læs mere
For increased personal protection for personnel close to the machines, IDEC offers a comprehensive system of emergency-stop switch, three-position control-unit, three-position enabling-switch, key-switches, photo-cells and warning lights. These components form the most important connection between machine and human in the context of personal safety.
The result of collaboration between Mitsubishi and IDEC is a complete and exhaustive automation solution for safer production control.
MELSEC WS is aimed at individual machines and small to middle-sized applications. MELSEC QS is the safety system, perfect for larger systems.
The three-position control-unit protects individuals who need to be in risk-filled areas during operation.
Key switches can for example be mounted on safety grills, allowing the machine to be started only when the grill is closed.
All machines and production lines necessitate an emergency stop switch so that operations can swiftly be stopped should an accident occur.