Archive For: Safety

Emergency Stop Control Stations: One Push Can Save Your Life

Emergency Stop Control Stations: One Push Can Save Your Life

Let’s take a minute to think about how far we have advanced with innovation and technology. It is truly amazing when you look at the devices and products we develop these days. From a simple small piece of wood with a spring-loaded thin u-shaped metal rod and an extremely simple trigger mechanism designed to reduce ... Read More
 
Interlock Safety Switches | Compact Tongue Switches | AutomationDirect

Interlock Safety Switches | Compact Tongue Switches | AutomationDirect

Locking tongue operated safety interlock switches provide a tamper-resistant actuator mechanism for sliding or lift-off machine guards, as well as a method for locking the guards in place. They also provide robust position interlock detection and locking for moving guards. Safety switches offer positively operated switching contacts for maximum reliability.
 
RFID Coded Non-contact Safety Switches

RFID Coded Non-contact Safety Switches

AutomationDirect has extended their offering of safety products to include the LPF and SPF-series RFID non-contact RFID coded safety switches. These non-contact safety switches use RFID communication between switch and actuator to provide the most tamper-proof protection using both master and unique coded actuators. When used in combination with a dual-channel safety relay, RFID-coded non-contact ... Read More
 
Lockout/Tagout and Machinery Guarding

Lockout/Tagout and Machinery Guarding

In today’s automated world, advances in machine complexity, speed and efficiency can result in hazardous risks to operators and equipment. Knowing that faster and more complicated systems are commonplace, it is critical to ensure that today’s machines provide the necessary safety features to protect human lives and equipment. In the U.S. and other parts of the world, ... Read More
 
It’s a Wrap! Automated Taping Machine

It’s a Wrap! Automated Taping Machine

The capstone senior design project is the crowning achievement for seniors at the University of Connecticut School of Engineering.  In this two-semester course, senior students are mentored by faculty and industry engineers as they work to solve real-world engineering problems for their corporate sponsor. Students learn about the principles of design, how ethics affect engineering ... Read More
 
Dold’s Family Tradition of Time Keeping

Dold’s Family Tradition of Time Keeping

Many organizations possess a long company history yet few are as compelling as E. Dold & Sohne, KG. Founded in Germany 88 years ago by Emil Dold, the company has weathered a devastating economic depression, a World War, the turbulent times of the late 20th Century, and the post-millennial technology boom. Through it all, Dold has ... Read More
 
Datalogic Holds Guinness World Record

Datalogic Holds Guinness World Record

How fast can you scan and bag dozens of items at the grocery store? Have you ever accomplished this in less than a minute? Well, as of 2014, Datalogic has held the Guinness World Record (the universally recognized authority for record-breaking achievement) for the fastest time to scan and bag 50 items with a time ... Read More
 
Contrinex Safety Light Curtain Sets

Contrinex Safety Light Curtain Sets

Contrinex safety curtains are used for human protection and product/machine safety where risks cannot be eliminated by machine design and the process might require open and frequent access.
 
AutomationDirect Offers Additional Safety Relays

AutomationDirect Offers Additional Safety Relays

AutomationDirect has expanded their offering of safety products to include additional Dold safety relay modules designed to be positively driven and assure a reliable opening and closing for safety applications. Relays are controlled by a built-in monitoring function, making them ideal for applications with e-stops, safety gates and light curtains. The Dold safety relay mat ... Read More
 
AutomationDirect Adds Basic and Advanced Function Safety Light Curtains

AutomationDirect Adds Basic and Advanced Function Safety Light Curtains

AutomationDirect offers Datalogic safety light curtains in basic and advanced function models. With 14mm and 30mm resolution styles, the SG4-series safety curtains provide finger and hand protection, as well as product/machine safety where risks cannot be eliminated by machine design and the process might require open and frequent access. SG4 basic function models feature protected ... Read More