Machinery Safety 101

How to Apply a Safety Edge to a Machine Guard – Part 3: Stopping Performance

CNC machine with sliding doors and safety edges
This entry is part 7 of 7 in the series Guards and Guarding

In Part 2 of this art­icle, I looked at the pres­sure-sens­it­ive devices (safety edges) them­selves. This part explores the stop­ping per­form­ance require­ments that engin­eers and tech­no­lo­gists need to con­sider when apply­ing these… 

How to Apply a Safety Edge to a Machine Guard – Part 2: Design Considerations

CNC machine with sliding doors and safety edges
This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series Guards and Guarding

In Part 1 of this art­icle, I looked at the pres­sure-sens­it­ive devices (safety edges) them­selves. This part explores the design require­ments that engin­eers and tech­no­lo­gists need to con­sider when apply­ing these devices.… 

How to Apply a Safety Edge to a Machine Guard – Part 1: Pressure-sensitive devices

CNC machine with sliding doors and safety edges
This entry is part 5 of 7 in the series Guards and Guarding

Safety Edges are often for­got­ten as safe­guard­ing devices. Most machinery engin­eers and design­ers are famil­i­ar with inter­lock­ing devices and light cur­tains, but once we step away from the famil­i­ar, our… 

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