Manual feeding in weld cell

In the automotive manufacturing process, there is a variety of semi-automated operations which involve the manual feeding and/or removal of parts.

In  this application in a robotic weld cell, operators must be protected from hazards that are created by the automation such as pinch points from clamps and feed table movement.
The solution requires a safeguarding method which can detect the presence of a hand reaching into the station as well as protect from a cycle start if personnel are inside the cell.

YOUR BENEFITS

  • Proven technology for harsh welding environments, ensures reliability and reduced maintenance costs.
  • On-board alignment and diagnostic aids, for easy installation and maintenance.
  • Cascadable solution to reduce installation costs.

  • A Manual Load Weld Cell Protected by Banner's Cascaded EZ-Screen Light Curtains System

Banner Engineering’s EZ-SCREEN® series safety light curtain system is a well established solution for the harsh requirements of welding equipment. With the ability to cascade (series connect) multiple segments together, configurations such as this horizontal/ vertical pair are easily implemented with standard hardware (no master/slave models).
Additionally, the EZ-SCREEN safety light screen has outstanding on-board alignment and diagnostic aids, does not require an external device for programming and can be enhanced with the addition of Banner’s EZ-LIGHT lighted curtain for remote status indication.