Machinery Safety 101

Why you should stop using the term ‘Deadman’

The Dead­man Con­trol Do you use the phrase ‘dead­man’ or ‘dead­man switch’ when talk­ing about safety-related con­trols on your machinery? I often run into this when I’m work­ing with cli­ents who use the terms to refer to ‘enabling devices’ – you know, those two or three-pos­i­­tion switches that are found on robot teach­ing pendants and in…

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