Manual operation is an interlocked operation that is run on the basis of the interlocks and logical machine states. For manual operation, at least one operating mode selector switch must be in the "Manual operation" position. Manual operation does not have to be started separately; it is active immediately after the operating mode selector switch is switched. Manual operation can only take place in the preselected range. The following two cases must be distinguished for the execution of movements:
Manual operation with the safety guard closed
Movements can be executed via the movement buttons on the control panels. Only one movement is permitted at a time.
Manual operation with the safety guard open
Movements can be executed via the movement buttons on the control panels. In addition, the power supply of the hardware must be switched on for the respective area by means of the green "Enable" button. Only one movement is permitted at a time. Cross-station transport systems (e.g. shuttle), large-dimensioned transfer devices or systems that cannot be fully seen from the respective control panel may only be moved with an additional enabling button when the safety gate is open. This must be mounted inside the safety guard in such a way that the movement can be seen completely.
The set-up mode is an operation that is largely free of software interlocks. For setup mode, at least one operating mode selector switch must be in the "manual mode" position. Set-up operation can only be carried out in the preselected range. The procedure is the same for closed and open safety gates. In order to be able to run a movement, the key switch "Set-up mode" must be pressed parallel to the movement key. A precise definition of the set-up mode must be made with the client for each specific system.