Machinery Safety 101

Understanding Safety Functions: the start/restart function

Car engine start/stop button

After the safety-related stop­ping and the reset func­tions, the start/restart func­tion is the next most com­mon. Without a start/restart func­tion, there is no way to make the machine do what it’s sup­posed to do. If you’re design­ing a machine con­trol sys­tem, you need to under­stand this function.

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Understanding safety functions: Manual Reset

A reset button graphic
This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Under­stand­ing Safety Functions

Fol­low­ing the risk assess­ment, risk reduc­tion is the next step. Whenev­er the con­trol sys­tem is called upon to reduce the risk, a safety func­tion is needed. Safety func­tions are defined in… 

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