Drive-away prevention system and more on display for logistics industry
Erlanger, Kentucky (February 19, 2008) – Castell will be showcasing safety solutions for attendees of the Material Handling Industry of America’s NA 2008 annual show and conference, April 21-24, 2008 at the I-X Center (Cleveland, OH).  Castell’s dock safety, motion monitoring and interlock products safeguard personnel and equipment in material handling warehouses.

NA08 Show 

To promote safety at the loading dock, the Salvo system prevents trucks from driving away during loading or unloading.  The Salvo gladhand lock attaches to a trailer’s brake line, releasing a uniquely coded key.  In an automatic system, the key is then used in an exterior control panel, which disengages the automatic door interlock so that workers may begin safely loading or unloading.  Until the automatic door interlock is bolted again, the control panel will not release the key needed to open the Salvo gladhand lock, making it impossible for a driver to depart.  A new product design and complete kit purchase option have increased the ease of installation and shortened the order lead times.

In addition to the Salvo, Castell offers a range of trapped key interlocks and systems that ensure workers adhere to a step-by-step process every time access to dangerous equipment is needed.  The BEMF motion-monitoring device guarantees that motor-driven equipment with variable run-down times, such as mixers, blenders, hammer mills and pellet mills, has completely stopped before access is granted.  Entrance to the equipment is immediate after reaching zero speed.  The equipment cannot be restarted until personnel has safely withdrawn, then closed and locked the guard hatch.  Castell also offers a wide range of lockout tagout products to satisfy OSHA regulations.

For live demonstrations of Castell’s Salvo and BEMF safety systems, visit booth 710 at NA 2008. 

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