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.
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
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 safe access to those machines.
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
Safety light curtains are an advanced method of safeguarding personnel around hazardous machines through the use of photoelectric technology and a concept known as Control Reliability. Safety light curtains are a great alternative to other traditional guarding methods such as mechanical barriers, sliding gates and pull-back restraints; they reduce operator fatigue and offer flexibility and ... Read More
For more than 15 years, their commute began at 5:30 a.m. when they would leave their family home, ride bikes to the railway station; take the train 40 kilometers (24 miles) to Milan, and then ride two trams to their workplace. Sixteen hours a day, six days a week with only two weeks off a ... Read More