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

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 devices. Con­tin­ue read­ing “How to Apply a Safety Edge to a Machine Guard – Part 3: Stop­ping Per­form­ance”

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

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. Con­tin­ue read­ing “How to Apply a Safety Edge to a Machine Guard – Part 2: Design Con­sid­er­a­tions”

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

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 under­stand­ing of how to apply safe­guard­ing devices like a safety edge becomes a bit foggy.  Con­tin­ue read­ing “How to Apply a Safety Edge to a Machine Guard – Part 1: Pres­sure-sens­it­ive devices”

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