Prosafe Trapped Key Interlock system features an anti-tamper mechanism for safety power interlocking in industrial safety applications. Power interlocking provides safeguarding of machines and industrial processes for applications where simple control interlocking will not eliminate an electrical, mechanical, or physical hazard. The system also provides a secure mechanical lock for hatches, gates, and doors to hazardous areas.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.