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

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

RE: PMP> cover -v- interlock

Bob Pentecost (
Fri, 7 Mar 1997 16:49:47 -0700

I prefer Gail's definition for interlock. Don's definition implies that
something dangerous to a person or the printer can happen and I don't think
that's always the case.

Bob Pentecost

From: Don Wright[]
Sent: Friday, March 07, 1997 2:49 PM
To: Gail Songer
Subject: Re: PMP> cover -v- interlock

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
>of an interlock is mechanical latch on an optional sorter that connects
>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.