Automated Crane Systems in Steel Manufacture
Click on the highlighted areas below to learn more about safeguarding automated crane systems and how our Heavy-Duty Interlocking solution may benefit you.
Controlled Key Release Interlock
Perfect for applications with poor visibility into the safeguarded area, the heavy duty range utilises key sequences for safe access to hazardous spaces.
Our heavy-duty, highly robust system is fully customisable and can include multiple locks, button control pods, emergency releases, and a variety of wiring options, all tailored to your requirements.
This fully mechanical amGardpro unit is ideal for applications with dynamic gate elements or a long distance from gate to switch.
As wiring is not required, you can say goodbye to tricky and expensive installations.
These units ensure forced safety key extraction, can be customised to accommodate multiple operators with additional key pods, and can include key monitoring.
Risk of unexpected restart arises anywhere operators work within hazardous locations where their presence can be undetected. Automated crane operations are one such location – due to their size and dangerous moving machinery, it can be easy to lose track of who is in the safeguarded area which can result in serious injury.
To prevent this from happening, Fortress has made safeguarding automated cranes simple and has devised a short application guide that walks you through an ideal solution.
Poor visibility into a safeguarded area introduces the risk of unexpected start up. This can be especially dangerous in automated crane systems, as the large heavy machinery could cause serious injury to any personnel inside the safeguarded area if power to the machine is not fully isolated.
To prevent this, Fortress’ Heavy Duty Interlocking solutions are designed to easily integrate personal safety keys which act as a proactive inhibit function, allowing operators to take control of their own safety and prevent injury. Wiring to the point of access isn’t always possible.
That’s why we offer a fully mechanical alternative for your door entry solution, which can implement a strict sequence and ensure processes are followed in the correct order. Mechanical systems make adding in a proactive inhibit function via the safety key simple.