Robotic Palletizer Safeguarding
Robotic palletizers create very dangerous environments and require several safety measurements to prevent harm to employees and material. Personnel require a status monitoring system that allows them to track the machine’s operation and ensure that no safety hazards exist.
The safety light screens used to monitor the palletizer need to have muting, gate switches, and E-stop buttons. The safeguarding solution also needs to safeguard two conveyors going out, two case infeeds and a forklift entry where empty pallets arrive.
Banner Engineering’s XS26-2 is a flexible, easy-to-use safety controller with an intuitive programming environment, with the capacity to handle current machine processes and the flexibility to add up to eight I/O expansion modules as machine automation grows or changes.
A broad spectrum of safety devices are supported, allowing for complex applications to be configured and downloaded to the controller in a minimal amount of time for efficient machine commissioning.
Multiple views on the software allows for simple monitoring with a wiring diagram tab, ladder logic tab and a configuration summary tab.