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Machine Safeguarding

Manufacturers are constantly striving to remain competitive by automating their processes and provide their employees with a safe work environment. Ramco Innovations represents world class manufacturers of machine safeguarding products using the latest advances in technology and meeting domestic and international standards and regulations. Solutions For:
  • Low Risk Machine Guarding
  • Robot Cell Fixed Guarding
  • Operator Two-Hand Tie Down

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We carry quality products from leading manufacturers including:
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Potential Applications

  • Low Risk Machine Guarding by Light Curtains
    Low Risk Machine Guarding by Light Curtains Light curtain arrays can be used to protect against potential injury by preventing machine movement when a beam is broken. When a beam is broken by the presence of an object or person's extremity, a safety output is triggered to power down the machine to prevent damage or personal injury. Here a light curtain array is used to prevent access during the operation of a punch press.
  • Two-hand Operator Tie Down
    Two-hand Operator Tie Down The two-hand control safety module ensures that the machine cycle begins and runs only when the operator touches both Self-Checking Touch Buttons (STBs) within half a second. The machine cycle will automatically come to a stop if either of the STBs is released. This ensures machine operator safety by positioning the operator in a safe location while the machine is in operation. The module is also compatible with existing mechanical palm buttons. It has inputs for one pair of operator buttons and four 6-amp safety outputs, as well as auxiliary outputs.

Popular Products

We carry thousands of products from dozens of leading manufacturers. Here are some examples:

  • Banner EZ-Screen Low-Profile Type 4 Light Curtains
    Banner EZ-Screen Low-Profile Type 4 Light Curtains • Features space saving design to fit perfectly into machinery
    • Offered with 14 & 25 mm resolution
    Options Available:
    • Reduced resolution and fixed blanking
    • Operates in ranges up to 7 m
    • Resists impact, twisting and abusive environments with a durable aluminum housing and metal endcaps
    • Offers optional cascading to create up to a four sensor system that issues a single stop command
  • Ross DM2C Control Reliable Valve
    Ross DM2C Control Reliable Valve Ross Controls Series DM2C Control Reliable Double Valve with Dynamic Monitoring & Memory are designed for Category 4 air dump/release applications. Memory, monitoring, and air flow control functions are integrated into two identical valve elements. Valves lockout if asynchronous movement of valve elements occurs during actuation or de-actuation, resulting in a residual outlet pressure of less that 1% of supply. An action is required for reset, the valve cannot be reset by removing and re-applying supply pressure. Reset can only be accomplished by the optional integrated electrical (solenoid) reset.
  • Banner Duo-Touch Run Bar
    Banner Duo-Touch Run Bar

    Ergonomic and robust solution for two-hand control actuation and safeguarding when interfaced with DUO-TOUCH SG Two-Hand Control Modules. Accessories include floor and free-mounting stand, EZ-LIGHT indicators and optional mounting brackets.
    • Provides a convenient and economical means for two-hand control actuation when interfaced with DUO-TOUCH SG Two-Hand Control Modules or comparable control systemsBanner Logo 181x38
    • Offers ergonomic design for reduced hand, wrist and arm stress
    • Constructed of robust, 13-gauge cold-rolled steel
    • Includes two diverse-redundant microcontroller-based photoelectric STB optical touch buttons with continuous internal self-checking

    pdfDuo Touch Run Bar Brochure844.67 KB

  • Euchner Design Type 2 Safety Switches
    Euchner Design Type 2 Safety Switches EUCHNER Design Type 2 Safety Switches are used to protect personnel by monitoring and interrupting the safety circuit depending on the position of the machine guard. The locking solenoid holds the guard closed until a stored energy hazard has dissipated. It can also prevent damage to a part in process due to an inadvertent machine shutdown. To meet current worldwide standards, safety interlock components cannot be easily bypassed. These switches have positive opening contacts (in accordance to NFPA 79) and redundancy to guarantee that they fail to a safe state. The robust metal safety switch STA is dimension-compatible with the proven EUCHNER safety switches TP and STP in plastic housing.

    Note: Design type 2 safety switch has an actuator that is separate from the switch body. The two must be combined or separated for switch operation.

    pdfEuchner STA3.64 MB
  • Ross DM Series Air Dump / Release Valves
    Ross DM Series Air Dump / Release Valves Ross DM2 Series E Control Reliable valves are a double valve with dynamic monitoring and memory for air dump/release applications. These valves provide memory, monitoring and air flow control functions integrated into two identical valve elements for CAT 4 applications, except for the control of the clutch/brake mechanism on mechanical power presses. DM2 valves lockout if asynchronous movement of valve elements occurs during the actuation or de-actuation, resulting in a residual outlet pressure of less than 1% of supply.

    pdfRoss DM Series Valves Catalog2.84 MB
  • Banner Engineering SC22 Safety Controller
    Banner Engineering SC22 Safety Controller The SC22-3E is a flexible, easy-to-configure safety module solution from Banner. It provides configurable monitoring of multiple safety devices including E-stop buttons, interlocking switches, safety light screens, two-hand controls, muting, safety mats and rope pull switches. The controller has 3 pairs of independent solid-state safety outputs and configurable auxiliary outputs for tracking inputs, outputs, lockout, I/O status and other functions. This single module reduces the complexity of interfacing multiple safety functions and devices. The front panel control for configuration and real-time system status without a PC. The SC22-3E meets Safety Integrity Level (SIL) 3 per IEC 62061 and IEC 61508, and Category 4 Performance Level (PL e) per ISO 13849-1.

    pdfBanner Engineering SC22-3E Catalog.pdf429.49 KB

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