Machine & Operator Safety
Pilz manually operated control devices PITjog
July 18, 2018 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Jul. 18, 2018 – Pilz says manual control units are used when work is being carried out in a plant or machine’s danger zone, explaining that manually operated control devices can be used, for example, to control machine functions by hand while the safety gate is opened.
The advantages of the control devices at a glance are: the ability to work safely inside a plant or machine’s danger zone, easy to monitor process with the safety gate open, and ergonomically moulded housing for comfortable operation, says Pilz. The company describes the features of the control devices as including: plastic housing with three pushbuttons, two pushbuttons for two-hand function and one pushbutton for the reset function, protection type IP50, coiled cable for a large operating range and secure storage within its retainer. The application areas for control devices can range from machine set-up, servicing work, process monitoring, and test operations.