Stansteel/Hotmix Parts & Service Announces Gate-Keeper Safety System
Stansteel/Hotmix Parts & Service, Louisville, Kentucky, announced the Gate-Keeper safety system for loadout at CONEXPO-CON/AGG. The system enhances plant safety at loadout by preventing silo discharge when trucks are not lined up properly to receive mix from the correct silo.
It works with a series of infrared “photo eyes” along the scale that send a message to the control house to allow loadout permission only when the truck has lined up with the requisite stations. When the truck is in line with sensors A and B, the system will illuminate a green “enable” button for the plant operator, indicating it’s safe to select that silo and press the button to open the silo gate.
If the truck has gone beyond safe loading parameters, the loadout “locks” again. The sensors will not illuminate, the green “enable” button will not illuminate, the operator will not be able to open the silo gates.
The truck driver will have to re-position the truck before the system will allow the silo gate to open, thus preventing the plant manager from accidentally opening the wrong gate or dumping mix onto the truck cab.
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