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Safety Application Example
Injection Moulder Guarding
Point-of-operation guarding of an
automated access door used for removal of moulded parts.
Description: The door opens at the end of each moulding cycle to allow the machine
operator to remove mixed parts before the next cycle. A new cycle cannot be
initiated if the light screen is interrupted. If the light screen is interrupted
while the door is closing, the door will reverse direction, and the cycle will
Guarding: A light screen is installed in front of (outside) the door, which prevents
the door from closing and prevents the machine from cycling whenever the light
curtain is interrupted.
This application example depicts only
generalized guarding and should not be automatically treated as a solution for
any particular situation. Every guarding application has a unique set of safety
requirements which must be carefully examined. Extreme care is urged to ensure
that all safety and legal requirements are met and that all installation
instructions are followed.
In addition, any questions regarding safeguarding should be directed to the
factory’s own Safety Department or Safety Officer. No responsibility will be
taken for use of these examples which are only guidelines to the types of