PMP Mail Archive: Re: PMP> cover -v- interlock

PMP Mail Archive: Re: PMP> cover -v- interlock

Re: PMP> cover -v- interlock

Don Wright (don@lexmark.com)
7 Mar 97 16:49:16 EST

Gail songer said:
>A "door" is something that protects the mechanical insides of a device.

This one sounds good to me.

>An "interlock" connects two components of a device or two devices. An example
>of an interlock is mechanical latch on an optional sorter that connects the
>base printer with the sorter.

I would define an interlock as:

A switch or sensor used to stop operation of the device due to the
opening of a door, cover or other component of the device in order
to prevent injury to a human or improper operation of the device.

Don