JEMTECH has announced the availability of bolt-on safety systems for long-folding machines.
These machines are in common use in sheet-metal shops and present a constant danger to the operators of these devices.
Jemtech has used its components for a number of years to build systems for protecting these machines and now makes complete kits available for rapid retrofit to all types of long folders.
The sensors and safety control include special features that improve the use-ability of the machine when guarded. These feature include jogging or pulsing, muting, auto-retract on emergency stop, and setup override.
The controller is also completely capable of monitoring the machine control to the requirements of AS4024.
The kits include laser sensors, control units, emergency stop switches and optional relay packs to support light curtains on the slitter and apron parts of the machine.
In addition the kits may include steel stands suited to the rigid mounting requirements of the laser emitters, or alternatively supply free CAD drawings for installers to fabricate on-site.