HOFFMAN ESTATES, Sept. 2, 2021 – Omron Automation Americas, a global leader in machinery and advanced industrial automation solutions, is offering a new guard lock with ergonomic door handle that installs quickly in production environments. Robot cells and large machine tools are dangerous, which is why safeguarding these spaces is so essential. Omron’s D41G guard lock is a cost-effective solution that uses a familiar door-handle design to control the lock actuator. Where necessary, integrators also can configure the guard lock with an inside mechanical release handle. The D41G uses a high-level coded RFID sensor to monitor gate or door position.