Protecting operators from the safety hazards introduced by automated machines and robotic equipment demands an understanding of both the appropriate safety guarding level and the machine safety components needed to get the job done. As always, the designer must identify the safety risks, plan the best ways of addressing them, and ensure the proper application of safety components.
Many safety standards and specifications come into play for protecting personnel around automated equipment. Machine safety requires comprehension of and adherence to all local, national and/or international safety codes to provide the proper safeguards. While that’s beyond the scope of this white paper, a brief introduction of safety standards for guarding is worth consideration.
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Risk Assessment/Risk Reduction
Safety Component Basics
Safety Switch Overview and More!