In today’s rapidly evolving industrial landscape, ensuring the safety and efficiency of perimeter guarding applications is crucial, especially in the automotive, logistics, and warehousing sectors where perimeter guarding is widespread. Safety technology provider Euchner has introduced the Euchner MGB2 – a solution designed to revolutionise perimeter guarding.
With its advanced features, including operator interfaces, RFID trapped-key systems, Key-In- Pocket and LOTO compatibility, the Euchner MGB2 is set to transform safety standards, minimise downtime, and optimise operations within many industries.
The MGB2 is engineered with a primary focus on personnel and equipment safety. Employing a combination of cutting-edge technology with fieldbus connectivity, the innovative system prevents unauthorised access, provides traceability and protects operators from hazardous zones. When the guard is opened, the advanced design ensures that machinery and equipment come to a safe stop, effectively reducing the risk of accidents and injuries. When short-term interventions are needed, e.g., lining up a pallet, the system allows for easy operator access, albeit with other safety measures in place. With the MGB2, businesses can rest assured that their perimeter guarding is fortified with state-of-the-art technology, providing utmost safety and security.
Flexibility and adaptability
One of the standout features of the Euchner MGB2 is its exceptional flexibility and adaptability to diverse industrial environments. Thanks to its modular design, the system can be seamlessly integrated with existing control system infrastructure, minimising disruption during installation. Moreover, the device can be easily customised to meet specific requirements, ensuring optimal performance and compatibility across assembly lines, logistics centres, and warehousing facilities, to name a few. This adaptability allows organisations to standardise the hardware specification making the MGB2 an invaluable investment for the factory of the future.
Safety over fieldbus
The Euchner MGB2 offers seamless integration into factory fieldbus networks, including popular protocols like PROFIsafe and Safety over EtherCAT (FSoE). This compatibility enhances the system’s functionality and enables efficient communication between the MGB2 and other devices on the network. By leveraging the capabilities of fieldbus networks, manufacturing sites can optimise their safety systems and streamline their industrial processes.
The MGB2’s integration with the factory networks allows for real-time transmission of safety-related data over the fieldbus network. This enables rapid response and precise coordination between the guarding system and other connected devices, such as programmable logic controllers (PLCs) or human-machine interfaces (HMIs). Safety signals, status information, and diagnostic data can be seamlessly exchanged, providing a comprehensive view of the system’s performance and enhancing overall safety management.
The MGB2 facilitates increased operational efficiency. Safety-related functions, such as guard locking and emergency stop functionalities, can be coordinated and synchronised with the fieldbus network, ensuring that the safety measures are seamlessly integrated into the overall automation process. This integration minimises response times and optimises the coordination of safety-critical actions, leading to improved productivity and reduced downtime.
Another advantage of the MGB2’s integration with the Fieldbus is simplified system configuration and monitoring. The fieldbus network allows for centralised management and control of the guarding system, eliminating the need for separate wiring and dedicated safety relays. This reduces installation complexity, saves time, and lowers maintenance efforts. Additionally, the integration enables comprehensive monitoring of the MGB2’s status and performance in real-time, enhancing predictive maintenance and facilitating prompt troubleshooting.
Moreover, the MGB2’s compatibility with Safety-Fieldbus systems ensures compliance with international safety standards. PROFIsafe and Safety over EtherCAT are widely recognised and accepted protocols for safety communication in industrial automation, adhering to the requirements of IEC 61508 and IEC 61784-3. By utilising Safety Fieldbus, the MGB2 provides businesses with confidence that their safety system meets the highest standards of reliability and performance.
As the automotive, logistics, and warehousing industries continue to evolve, the Euchner MGB2 is said to be a game-changing solution for perimeter guarding applications. Its advanced safety features, flexibility, enhanced productivity, and user-friendly design make it a standout choice for manufacturers seeking to optimise safety and efficiency. By investing in the Euchner MGB2, companies can confidently safeguard their personnel and equipment while capitalising on increased productivity and staying ahead in the competitive industrial landscape.