A new machine guarding system from Castell Interlocks Inc. uses three-dimensional imaging to eliminate the potential for human error and tampering, according to the Erlanger, Ky., firm.
QuadCam's detection technology identifies objects and people moving in and around industrial machinery. It can distinguish between one or two people, with real-time tracking of all people within its field of view.
Machinery cannot be restarted until the entire detection zone is clear. The detection system ignores background objects, to avoid nuisance alarms.
Users can define warning and shutdown zones. When the warning zone is breached, QuadCam quickly gives visual and audible warnings, and can provide a signal to slow machinery. Entering the shutdown zone stops the equipment within milliseconds.
A single imager can monitor an 8- by 10-foot zone. Up to 10 imagers can be managed by a single controller.
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