Category: Safety First

Safety First! – MSR vs GSR Safety Relays – Hardware Comparison

In today’s manufacturing environments, few companies can remain competitive without extensive industrial automation.  Automation speeds processes, reduces errors, allows for precision manufacturing and ensures factory level control and maintenance over the system of production.  It also reduces operator fatigue by eliminating manual tasks thus improving quality. Just as important as the automation functions are the…

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Safety First! – Categories and Terms Part 2: Modern Machine Safety – Talk the Talk so you can Walk the Walk

In part 1, we discussed general safety terms and categories and covered the concept of risk. By understanding risk, we can determine a structure for the architecture needed to manage that risk. That structure will result in a controller that accomplishes all the tasks involved with the lowest acceptable risk to equipment and staff. In part 2, we will dig deeper into terms and categories to understand their impact on machine safety.

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Safety First! – Categories and Terms Part 1: Modern Machine Safety – Talk the Talk so you can Walk the Walk

You want to improve machine safety at your facility, but you don’t even know where to start. Not only do you not know where to start, but you don’t even know what words to use to describe the things you want to do. By the time you get done reading this, you’ll feel more comfortable talking about machine safety and confident in starting your safety journey.

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