FRANK Industrial Access Control from Fortress

FRANK Industrial Access Control from Fortress

  • Unauthorized access to manufacturing areas can cause unnecessary machine downtime. Enforcing training plans reduces risk to valuable equipment.
  • Cell access is often uncontrolled allowing anyone to request to enter. Mechanical access keys require management.
  • FRANK ensures locations are only accessed by authorized personnel, protecting uptime in manufacturing. Existing ID cards can be utilized.
  • Without recording event information, identifying root cause and corrective actions is problematic.
  • It can be difficult to understand who accessed a controlled area and how long was spent resolving issues.
  • The FRANK software logs all access events. This allows reviews of time spent and enables productivity analysis.This can contribute to wider predictive maintenance.
  • FRANK can also be used to monitor other environments such as inspection areas when an audit trail is desired.
  • Access control systems can be difficult to integrate into industrial environments and interlock safety systems.
  • External readers are often less robust for industrial environments, requiring additional wiring, and interfaces between the IT network or extensive reprogramming of the PLC.
  • With the reader integrated into the interlock, FRANK manages permissions through an industrial controller and then delivers simple inputs to the PLC, just like a push button. Negating IT interfaces or complex system integration.

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