Food Machines

Food Machines

Improve safety and operability of heavy and large control boxes

Challenge: achieving both high level of safety and operability

An engineer of food processing equipment at a manufacturer which provided total services from food processing machines to packaging machines and plant engineering was working on PET bottle drink filling machine development. Considering safety, a large size operation box was used for drink filling machines to prevent accidents from occurring. It was intended to ensure safety of operators by forcing them to use both hands so that neither hand is free. However, users who introduced a filling machine mentioned that it was heavy and difficult to handle during manual operation of the filling machine or maintenance.
How could they ensure safety and operability at the same time? They came to IDEC for consultation, and IDEC proposed a certain product in order to solve the issue. What product did IDEC use?

Small and light-weight operation switch with 3-position enabling switches