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

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. Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2018Acknowledgements: As cited in the text.Some Rights ReservedOriginal content here is published under these license terms: X License Type:Non-commercial, Attribution, Share AlikeLicense Abstract:You may copy…

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

CNC machine with sliding doors and safety edges

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. Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2018Acknowledgements: As cited in the text.Some Rights ReservedOriginal content here is published under these license terms: X License Type:Non-commercial, Attribution, Share AlikeLicense Abstract:You may copy this…

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

CNC machine with sliding doors and safety edges

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.  Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2018Acknowledgements: SafeInd, IEC, ISO, Rockwell Automatio more…Some Rights ReservedOriginal content here…