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Rockwell Automation's Allen-Bradley Guardmaster Minotaur MSR57P Dedicated Safe-Speed Monitoring Relay

Rockwell Automation's Allen-Bradley Guardmaster Minotaur MSR57P Dedicated Safe-Speed Monitoring Relay

The Allen-BradleyA(R) GuardmasterA(R) MinotaurTM MSR57P dedicated safe-speed monitoring relay is a first-of-its-kind safety relay - designed to allow personnel to enter hazardous areas while motion is present. The device supports numerous input devices such as E-stops, light curtains, enabling switches and interlock switches, which detect demands on the safety system and initiate a stop request of the motion. It also monitors personnel in the hazardous area while the machine is in a safe-speed condition. Designed for easier integration, flexibility and performance, the Guardmaster MSR57P relay monitors the speed of the motion via one or two encoders, depending on the level of integrity required. If an encoder already is installed in the system, the Guardmaster MSR57P relay can monitor the same signals without requiring another encoder to be installed. Users can configure the safety relay with either the Allen-Bradley DriveExplorerTM software or a human interface module (HIM device), using a variety of parameters to help meet specific application requirements, including safe direction, safe limited speed, and safe maximum speed with door control and monitoring. The integration of this level of functionality into such a compact solution is unprecedented. The Guardmaster MSR57P relay allows manufacturers to employ the most current safety strategies by providing the ability to reduce the risk of personnel injury well below tolerable levels without requiring a complete shutdown. For example, it can help increase productivity by unlocking doors automatically when the speed of the machine is below a safe-speed limit or zero speed is detected. The Guardmaster MSR57P relay is ideal for new and existing installations, and is suitable for a variety of applications, including automotive and tire manufacturing, printing machines, ski lifts and amusement rides.

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