A tube bending operation has unique protection requirements in that a large space around the machinery is required for the work to be moved. Movement of the work output during machine operation also varies depending on the bends being applied. Safety mats are an effective method to accommodate the large sweep-of-arc area necessary for tube bending processes. Any person entering the protected area would stop the machine process.
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.