Unlike gate switches and machine controls, Fortress Interlocks’ new eGard system can be installed on machinery guarding in minutes. This provides a huge cost and time saving for OEM manufacturers, machinery guarding suppliers and end users.
eGard is a versatile, modular system for machinery guarding applications which combines both access and control technology in one unit. Its internal network is self-configuring, it mounts simply on extruded aluminium (which many machine guards are manufactured from), and features a quick disconnect as standard.
Installing gate switches and machine controls on machinery can be costly and time intensive, often requiring measuring, drilling, brackets and wiring. eGard eliminates the need for a separate gate switch and control panel. It features patented module connections and simply clips together.
eGard can then be screwed straight on to standard aluminium extrusions. No drilling or brackets are required. Connecting the electrics merely requires attaching the quick disconnect cable. The available actuators are equally simple to connect to any sliding or hinged door. If circumstances change, modules can be just as easily added or removed.