Complete machine control systems are available for mechanical power presses and press brakes, and hydraulic power presses and press brakes. These control systems are designed and built to comply with applicable OSHA regulations and ANSI standards.
Machine Control Systems for:
Part-Revolution-Clutch Presses and Press Brakes
Hydraulic Presses and Press Brakes
Press Automation Control
When choosing machine control systems, it is vital to perform a press inspection report and a risk assessment. There are numerous machine safeguarding choices available, and by performing these tasks ahead of time, your decision will become easier to make.
Control reliability is a critical component in choosing your control system. Two possible ways, among others, for achieving control reliability of the machine control systems or devices are by the use of:
1. Diverse redundancy with monitoring—two or more dissimilar components, subassemblies, or modules are used and the proper operation of each is verified (monitored) by the other(s) to ensure the performance of the safety functions.
2. Homogeneous redundancy with monitoring—two or more identical components, subassemblies, or modules are used and the proper operation of each is verified (monitored) by the other(s) to ensure the performance of the safety functions.
The selection and integration of the components (relays, valves, etc.), subassemblies, and modules that are designed for safety-related functions must be used when building a machine or integrating equipment to an existing machine.
Numerous details about the safety-related functions must be kept in mind to accomplish control reliability of the machine’s control system. The main concern is that the machine’s hazardous motion stops when a stop command is given.
Catalog for Machine Control Systems
Our Press And Press Brake Control Systems catalog goes into detail about the features of the above systems, and describes the different options available to update or replace existing control systems.