Archive For: Safety

Switched On for Safety

Switched On for Safety

You’ve probably seen some seemingly well-designed machines rendered unsafe because plant operators disabled safety switches. I know I’ve encountered such situations, and it’s our responsibility as engineers and designers to address this issue
 
5 Steps to Improve Machine Safety

5 Steps to Improve Machine Safety

So the story starts with you looking at a plant full of equipment, some new, some old, with the operators working hard to meet production requirements. If your safety sign reads: “We Have Worked 1 Day(s) with Zero Accidents”, then maybe it’s time to review and improve your plant safety program. It’s everyone’s responsibility to ... Read More
 
Safety is in Your Hands

Safety is in Your Hands

How are you keeping your operators’ hands, head and other body parts away from running machinery? Suitable mechanical guarding and guard switches are a good place to start—whether they are tongue interlock, non-contact, hinge interlock, cable pull or other types of safety switches. However, for improved protection of operator body parts from operating machine hazards, ... Read More
 
Contrinex: Lighting the Way for Women CEOs

Contrinex: Lighting the Way for Women CEOs

In Switzerland, where just over 4% of companies have women as their CEO, Contrinex stands out with Annette Heimlicher leading the organization. Even in the Fortune 1000 companies, women  represent only 5.2% of the CEO position. This demonstrates how Contrinex is at the forefront of the world’s largest companies. Since 2012, Heimlicher has held the position of CEO ... Read More
 
New Dold Trapped Key Systems Faqs

New Dold Trapped Key Systems Faqs

A trapped key system uses a series of mechanical locks and keys to control the access of gates or doors to active equipment or machines, ensuring safe access to those machines.  Systems are set up in a predefined sequence, or key transfer plan, preventing accidental access to equipment.  A mechanical solution provides
 
Control Access to Equipment with Dold Trapped Keys

Control Access to Equipment with Dold Trapped Keys

AutomationDirect has added Dold trapped key systems to its line of safety products. A trapped key system uses a series of mechanical locks and keys to control the access of gates or doors to running equipment or machines, ensuring
 
When To Use Multi-function Safety Relays | White Paper

When To Use Multi-function Safety Relays | White Paper

Multi-function safety relays are often the best choice for applications where single-function relays aren’t capable enough and a safety-rated PLC is overkill. This White Paper describes how multi-function safety relayscan often improve application costs by replacing multiple basic single-function safety relays.
 
Online News: We’ve added more videos to our YouTube channel.

Online News: We’ve added more videos to our YouTube channel.

In celebration of  National Safety Month we thought we would highlight some of our most recent YouTube additions including some videos related to our safety products. First is a quick summary of the safety components and protective wear we offer.   We’ve also added an overview  video of our new Dold trapped key systems. Also this ... Read More
 
IDEM: Safety Switches Survive Even the Harshest Conditions

IDEM: Safety Switches Survive Even the Harshest Conditions

Imagine a work environment so severe that even machines have a tough time surviving. No, this is not a scene from a science fiction movie. In many industries, certain operations require extreme heat or cold or harsh chemicals to complete processing and packaging. This is a reality where only the strong survive. It is in ... Read More