Application Brief: Injection Molding Facility Collision Monitoring
Industry: Materials Handling
Application: Injection Molding Facility Crane Collision Monitoring
Summary: Consider the potential safety concerns, downtime and costs faced when an overhead crane, such as the cranes that handle die changes at an injection molding facility, collides with equipment on the production floor. Many of these facilities have low overhead clearance, often have many “cells,” or clusters, of workstations equipped with costly load/unload robots packed as efficiently as possible in the available space, and each cell is monitored by a single operator.
Such was the scenario faced at a plastic injection molding facility in Georgia, where Laser‐View Technologies helped solve this very problem with the right combination of a Crane Sentry® controller and a master wireless communication gateway with multiple remote interfaces.