A punch press in operation is a very formidable machine. Keeping employees and plant visitors away from the operating pinch point is critical to safety. In many installations proper use of safety mats can protect both the operational hazard, in this case the press, and any moving machinery around the process. This may be conveyors, or robotic machines in support of the press. Safety mats are installed around the machine cell and shut down operations should a person enter the restricted area.
A Larco presence-sensing safety mat works like a normally-open switch. When stepped on, the switch closes and signals the safety control. The safety control manages the orderly and safe shutdown of the industrial equipment. Larco offers a complete line of safety mat interface controls.
Please reference local safety requirements or consult the Larco technical staff to address your machine guarding needs.