Palletiser – Multi-Door Access

Palletisers are crucial machines in the logistics and warehousing sector and are an extremely efficient way to load boxes and goods onto pallets. Due to the nature of the robotic arm, a palletiser has the potential to cause serious harm to machine operators or maintenance personnel if they are not correctly safeguarded.

 

Palletising cells also require fast access, as boxes can fall relatively often and can cause errors or even damage goods with machines carry on without realising it. So having controls at a gate on each side provides that fast response time when an operator sees a box fall or be misplaced.

 

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Palletiser 3PL

Muting Control System

A muting system allows approved materials to travel through a light curtain without stopping the hazardous motion and is able to distinguish between specified objects and persons.

In this example muting system, the Fortress Push Button Control device is able to reduce installation costs due to the connection of external I/O, removing the need for expensive I/O boxes and greatly reducing the wiring costs back to the PLC.

This unit is also purchasable as a complete safety solution package from Fortress which not only saves a lot of design, engineering and supply chain time, but also saves money too!

Find out more about our solutions below!

[Push Button Control Devices]

[Muting Control System One Pager Guide!]

amGardpro Trapped Key System

Controls at the gate allows for quick access to the safeguarded area by requesting a rundown at the gate, allowing operators to access the palletiser quickly when a box falls or maintenance is required.

A safety key is included in this system which is taken and held by the operator while they are inside the safeguarded space, preventing unexpected restart of the palletiser.

 In palletiser applications, cabling costs can become massive when installing multiple hardwired units. To prevent this, Fortress' Ethernet/IP or Profinet connectivity allows for much faster installation times and a large reduction in cabling requirements, especially in applications where there are multiple banks of these cells, greatly reducing installation costs.

[Heavy Duty Guard Locking]

Muting Control System

A muting system allows approved materials to travel through a light curtain without stopping the hazardous motion and is able to distinguish between specified objects and persons.

In this example muting system, the Fortress Push Button Control device is able to reduce installation costs due to the connection of external I/O, removing the need for expensive I/O boxes and greatly reducing the wiring costs back to the PLC.

This unit is also purchasable as a complete safety solution package from Fortress which not only saves a lot of design, engineering and supply chain time, but also saves money too!

Find out more about our solutions below!

[Push Button Control Devices]

[Muting Control System One Pager Guide!]

amGardpro Trapped Key System & Light Stack With I/O

High-density non-safe I/O can be time consuming to set up and install. Long cable lengths further increase project costs.

Whether I/O is integrated or cabled externally to the I/O module, the flexibility of Fortress solutions makes connecting devices simple.

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[I/O Module Page]

[Heavy Duty Guard Locking]

Robot Palletiser

Whenever personnel enter the safeguarded space (whole body access), it is crucial that the power to the robot palletiser has been isolated to avoid accidents and injury.

In this application, a trapped key system is combined with muting systems to enforce this process whilst still allowing packages to pass into and out of the connected conveyor system.

To prevent unexpected restart, a safety key is implemented in the access control device and acts as a proactive inhibit function, meaning the palletiser cannot be restarted whilst an operator has the safety key on their person.

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Conveyor Control Systems

The medium duty unit allows for customisable control directly on conveyor sections. TUV approved for use in Category 3/PLd applications.

Buttons / Lamps are customisable for allow for range of control options suited for your application.

Quick and easy install directly mounted to aluminium profiles or flat surfaces via the two mounting holes at the top and bottom.

Medium Duty Devices

Conveyor Control System Guide