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IDEC releases safety device for tablets in automation systems



IDEC Corporation has developed the HT3P Safety Commander for users who want to incorporate tablets into their industrial automation systems, but also need to include hardwired emergency stop (e-stop).

The Safety Commander allows a user to hold a tablet securely for applications such as machinery, robotics, automatic guided vehicles (AGVs) and production lines.

The hand-held device features a slider and adjustable grippers to accommodate tablets ranging from eight- to 11-inch diagonal size. A tablet mounted into the Safety Commander thus provides key-locking provisions to keep the tablet secure in the device and a sturdy and ergonomic hand grip and strap (for both right- and left-handed users, and an optional neck strap).

It also has the ability to rotate the tablet to any vertical/portrait or horizontal/landscape orientation using a patented design, one hard-wired e-stop button with LED indicator, and one hard-wired three-position enable switch.

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The device also features five-metre cable and a USB Type-C port for tablet charging.