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The Frommelt Vertiguard automated, bottom-up, pneumatic barrier panelThe Frommelt Vertiguard automated, bottom-up, pneumatic barrier panel provides physical separation between machine operators and manufacturing processes. It features a finger guard using a 40-oz. FR vinyl sewn-in loop design, cylinder and flange mount with center support, interlock switch brackets, galvanized steel back panel and cylinder cover, and an optional photo-eye strip to prevent door movement when obstructions are sensed. Equipped with optional Cat. 4, PLe, SIL 3 switches and controls (per EN 954.1, EN ISO 13849-1 and EN 62061 specifications), the panel operates as a safeguarding device in robotic welding cells, materials handling, automated assembly and palletizing/packaging machinery.

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