The FoldGuard laser transmitter and receiver are positioned either side of the machine with floor mounted brackets. A continuous laser field protects the zone between the clamp to protect the operator as they hold the material while it is being clamped. If an obstruction is detected the clamp motion is automatically stopped. By providing this extra protection FoldGuard enables the machine to operate without the need for a safety stop on each cycle for faster operation. A special hemming mode also enables parts to be formed safety without unnecessary safety stops.
FoldGuard also provides optional monitoring of additional machine safety elements such as emergency stop buttons, foot pedals, light curtains, area laser scanners, safety mats, interlock switches and emergency kick bar.