In the automotive industry, modern automated production lines are utilized, where the swift flow of automobile bodies to be manufactured is of paramount importance. To protect individuals against potential collisions with the conveyor system or semi-finished products, these automated production lines need to be safeguarded.
HAAKE Technik offers a variety of different contact mats, the configuration of which can be tailored to the specific requirements of each application. You can also find a custom-designed concept for securing the area of a production line using HAAKE safety mats (HSM) at the BMW Group Leipzig plant.
Every production line has its unique safety requirements, including the production line for automobile manufacturing at the BMW Group. An individually tailored concept for securing potential hazard areas was created by customizing Haake switching mats (HSM) to meet the specific needs of this customer. The tactile area protection provided by HAAKE safety mats ensures that when employees step on them, the production line comes to a halt, preventing collisions with the conveyor system or vehicle body. Conversely, the production line cannot be restarted as long as an employee is on the safety mat.
This principle of touch-sensitive sensors was perceived as an advantage over optical safety systems, as it eliminates the possibility of false triggers, such as detecting particles in the air.