Sensor controls mixer access, quells worker exposure to blade momentum

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Industrial safety specialist Castell Locks Ltd. has engineered a motion-monitoring device to protect concrete plant workers assigned mixer operating and maintenance duty. The BEMF unit ensures that motor-driven equipment up to 600V with a variable rundown time has completely stopped before access is possible. It leverages trapped key interlock technology, thus far deployed in concrete block and paver production lines to ensure power shutdown when workers enter or hover guarded machinery areas or components.

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