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Rockwell Automation, Inc.

Rockwell Automation, Inc., headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA, has introduced the Allen-Bradley Guardmaster Minotaur MSR57P, which it describes as a dedicated safe-speed monitoring relay and a "first-of-its-kind safety relay ... designed to allow personnel to enter hazardous areas while motion is present." The company says that 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 morion. It also monitors personnel in the hazardous area while the machine is in a safe-speed condition.

Rockwell Automation says that Users can configure the safety relay with either Allen-Bradley DriveExplorer 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. For example, the company says, "The Guardmaster MSR57P relay 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." msr57.
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Title Annotation:WORLDWIDE: Industry News and Notes
Publication:Plastics Engineering
Date:May 1, 2009
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