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Unexpected Start-Up with Robot Systems
Unexpected Start-Up with Robot Systems

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How To Keep Employees Safe – Baling Presses In Recycling Applications Pt. 2
How To Keep Employees Safe – Baling Presses In Recycling Applications Pt. 2

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What Is Control Reliability In ANSI B11.19-2019? How Do I Compare to ISO 13849-1 Performance Levels and Categories?
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What Is Control Reliability In ANSI B11.19-2019? How Do I Compare to ISO 13849-1 Performance Levels and Categories?

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If My Machine Has A Run Down Time – How Do I Allow Access After Lockout Tagout Only When It’s Safe To Do So?
If My Machine Has A Run Down Time – How Do I Allow Access After Lockout Tagout Only When It’s Safe To Do So?

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How To Keep Employees Safe – Baling Presses In Recycling Applications Pt. 1
How To Keep Employees Safe – Baling Presses In Recycling Applications Pt. 1

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Difference Between Proactive and Reactive Inhibit Functions
Difference Between Proactive and Reactive Inhibit Functions

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When Completing A Risk Assessment – How Do I Prioritise Risk Reduction Measures?
When Completing A Risk Assessment – How Do I Prioritise Risk Reduction Measures?

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Hazardous Locations and Explosive Atmospheres
Hazardous Locations and Explosive Atmospheres

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How to Select Aspects of Machine Guarding – Strength of the Guarding System
How to Select Aspects of Machine Guarding – Strength of the Guarding System

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How To Reset Automated Equipment Inside a Safeguarded Space Where There Is No Visibility
How To Reset Automated Equipment Inside a Safeguarded Space Where There Is No Visibility

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How to Be Safe During Maintenance Activities – Preventing Machine Restart
How to Be Safe During Maintenance Activities – Preventing Machine Restart

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Achieving Safe Access to Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems
Achieving Safe Access to Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems

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Safety Specifications: Safety Integrity Levels, Performance Levels or Control Reliability?
Safety Specifications: Safety Integrity Levels, Performance Levels or Control Reliability?

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How Mechanical Trapped Key Interlock Systems can Meet PLe
How Mechanical Trapped Key Interlock Systems can Meet PLe

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How to Consider Supplementary Release from Safeguarded Spaces
How to Consider Supplementary Release from Safeguarded Spaces

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Presence Sensing when Collaborating with Robots
Presence Sensing when Collaborating with Robots

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Fault Masking
Fault Masking

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Design to Minimize Motivation to Defeat Possibilities of Interlocking Devices
Design to Minimize Motivation to Defeat Possibilities of Interlocking Devices

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Example of a Trapped Key Interlock System in the Control of Multiple Energy Sources
Example of a Trapped Key Interlock System in the Control of Multiple Energy Sources

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Enhancing Lockout / Tagout Procedures – How Do I Perform Full Power Isolation?
Enhancing Lockout / Tagout Procedures – How Do I Perform Full Power Isolation?

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Guard Locking Interlocks
Guard Locking Interlocks

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SISTEMA Library
SISTEMA Library

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Guard Locking
Guard Locking

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Are Monitored Valves Really Safe?
Are Monitored Valves Really Safe?

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Machine Safety in Explosive Environments Webinar
Webinar
Machine Safety in Explosive Environments Webinar

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Risk Reduction in Logistics Webinar
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Risk Reduction in Logistics Webinar

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Access Control and Mode Selection Webinar
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Access Control and Mode Selection Webinar

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Clean Environments Webinar
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Clean Environments Webinar

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Safe Outputs Webinar
Webinar
Safe Outputs Webinar

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Control of Hazardous Energy Webinar
Webinar
Control of Hazardous Energy Webinar

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Safety Solutions for Cost Saving and Efficiency Gains – Webinar
Webinar
Safety Solutions for Cost Saving and Efficiency Gains – Webinar

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ISO/TR 22053 (2021) Safety of Machinery – Safeguarding Supportive System
ISO/TR 22053 (2021) Safety of Machinery – Safeguarding Supportive System

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Hygienic Guard Lock
Hygienic Guard Lock

Hygienic Guard Lock for protecting access in applications where sanitary cleaning or intense wash down is crucial.

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Straddle Carriers – Gantry Access
Straddle Carriers – Gantry Access

    At Fortress we have provided solutions across many different industries to help reduce risk in applications that involve working at height. Straddle Carriers have different methods of accessing the control position of the carrier. In the case where parking gantries are used a Solenoid Interlock with built in control is a perfect solution… Continue reading Straddle Carriers – Gantry Access

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AGV Temporary Guarding
Warehouse automation, amGardpro
AGV Temporary Guarding

    With Automated Guided Vehicles becoming more prevalent in the workplace roles originally filled by a human operator will change from physically doing the work to supervising robotic processes. Where a human may need to interact with these systems a requirement for temporary guarding based on a risk assessment may be identified.    … Continue reading AGV Temporary Guarding

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Mini ASRS
Warehouse automation, tGard
Mini ASRS

    Below is a Mini Automated Storage and Retrieval System (ASRS) used for ‘Click & Collect’ in superstores, bringing automation even closer to the customer. With more processes becoming automated we need to predict delays, which could impact productivity, and how we can overcome these.     Breakdowns caused by a fallen box can… Continue reading Mini ASRS

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Trapped Key ASRS
Warehouse automation, mGard
Trapped Key ASRS

    This ASRS safety application is achieved entirely though trapped key, meaning there is no wiring required to the gates of each aisle of the system. A panel of several key switches are wired to the system but are kept in one place, though this method means that access can be relatively slow it… Continue reading Trapped Key ASRS

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Palletiser – Multi-Door Access
Warehouse automation
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… Continue reading Palletiser – Multi-Door Access

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Logistics Overview
Warehouse automation
Logistics Overview

🚚 Click on the different areas of the logistics process to learn more about machinery safety in these areas!  

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Automated Palletizer
Warehouse automation, amGardpro
Automated Palletizer

    Palletising cells 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 the gate provides that fast response time when an operator sees a box fall or be misplaced.     While you may want… Continue reading Automated Palletizer

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Conveyor Control Systems
amGardpro, tGard
Conveyor Control Systems

    Conveyor safety can be very hard to implement with potentially miles of rollers to protect. Cabling can become an issue too with miles of thick cabling being both expensive and a nightmare to install. At Fortress, to help address this, we have our safety rated ethernet control units able to put the conveyors… Continue reading Conveyor Control Systems

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AGV Control Stacks
Warehouse automation
AGV Control Stacks

    AGV’s or Autonomous Guided Vehicles, are becoming increasingly common within Logistics. An embedded control stack within an AGV performs the important function of allowing a person local to an AGV some control over the unit.     At Fortress Safety our control stacks are not only there to fit onto static systems controlling… Continue reading AGV Control Stacks

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Depalletiser – 3PL
Depalletiser – 3PL

Depalletisers are crucial machines in the logistics and warehousing sector and are an extremely efficient tool in removing various types of goods from pallets. Due to the nature of the robotic arm, a depalletiser has the potential to cause serious harm to machine operators or maintenance personnel if they are not correctly safeguarded. The Fortress… Continue reading Depalletiser – 3PL

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Automated Rubber Tyred Gantry Cranes
Warehouse automation, amGardpro
Automated Rubber Tyred Gantry Cranes

    Ports are a hide and seek nightmare for safety officers, with huge dangerous spaces where large cranes operate, it is essential that they are fenced off. These areas are so large that presence sensing is not viable, making a safety key system the best way to keep people safe when accessing the areas… Continue reading Automated Rubber Tyred Gantry Cranes

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Zero Pressure Monitoring
Zero Pressure Monitoring

Zero Pressure Monitoring provides means to confirm hazardous energy has dissipated following isolation of fluid power energy.

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Operator Controls – Buttons, Lamps and Estops
amGardpro
Operator Controls – Buttons, Lamps and Estops

Save on time consuming operator control stations with the Fortress all in one solutions which can also be easily integrated into interlocks

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Allow Individuals To Control Restart Of Equipment – Interlock Blocking with Padlocks
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Allow Individuals To Control Restart Of Equipment – Interlock Blocking with Padlocks

How can a lock out or tag out feature be designed into a safeguarding device?

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EN 528 – Designing a Safeguarding Solution
Warehouse automation, amGardpro
EN 528 – Designing a Safeguarding Solution

Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems – How to Design your Safeguarding Solution to Meet EN 528

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PROFINET/PROFIsafe and EtherNet/IP with CIP Safety – Safety Devices
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PROFINET/PROFIsafe and EtherNet/IP with CIP Safety – Safety Devices

Guard Interlocks with Guard locking, and with network communication via Ethernet/IP with CIP safety or PROFINET with PROFIsafe

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Interlock Blocking Device
Interlock Blocking Device

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Hygienic Guard Lock – How it works
Hygienic Guard Lock – How it works

   

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Compact Robust Interlock with RFID Coding – How it works
Compact Robust Interlock with RFID Coding – How it works

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Compact Robust Interlock with RFID Coding
Compact Robust Interlock with RFID Coding

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Inhibit Functions – Proactive and Reactive
Inhibit Functions – Proactive and Reactive

What’s the difference between proactive and reactive inhibit functions and when should I use
them? Inhibit functions should be used any time someone could be…

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ISO 11161 – Safety of Machinery – Integrated manufacturing systems
ISO 11161 – Safety of Machinery – Integrated manufacturing systems

ISO 11161 – Safety of Machinery – Integrated manufacturing systems – Basic requirements – Why it is important?

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How to reset automated equipment…
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How to reset automated equipment…

How to reset automated equipment where there is no visibility inside the safeguarded space – ISO13849-1 insights

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What is Trapped Key Interlocking?
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What is Trapped Key Interlocking?

Trapped Key Interlocking   Put simply, Trapped Key Interlocking uses mechanical devices to keep operators safe by holding guards closed until it is safe to enter the area. The simplest way of achieving this is with a key switch and a door module with one key. The key is trapped in the switch while it… Continue reading What is Trapped Key Interlocking?

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FAQ – tGard – How to rotate the head
tGard
FAQ – tGard – How to rotate the head

Watch our short FAQ video explaining how to rotate the head of a Fortress tGard safety interlock. This allows flexibility to use the interlock device on a wide range of door types and directions.

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FAQ – tGard – How to change the handing of a handle actuator
tGard
FAQ – tGard – How to change the handing of a handle actuator

Watch our short video explaining how to change the handing of a tGard handle actuator. This will allow you to use your tGard interlocks on doors which open in either direction.

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Robust Safety Gate Switches – Introducing amGardpro
amGardpro
Robust Safety Gate Switches – Introducing amGardpro

Our video below explains some of the key features of our amGardpro range of Robust Safety Gate Switches.

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Interlocks for Explosive Atmospheres – Alfred Range – YouTube Video
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Interlocks for Explosive Atmospheres – Alfred Range – YouTube Video

Video showcasing the Alfred range of interlocks certified for explosive atmospheres and hazardous environments.

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