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Machine Safeguarding: Articles

Safeguarding Your Machines has Never Been Easier

Ferndale Safety, lathe guarding

Safety systems, sensors, machine guards and other safeguards protect your staff and increase your ability to run an effective shop.

Safety systems, sensors, machine guards and other safeguards protect your staff and...

Preventing Risk, Protecting People: Workplace Machinery Responsibility

With Video

To eliminate human error and prevent a worker from performing an unauthorized or unsafe operation when machinery is engaged, trapped key interlock safety systems are an advanced method of Lockout/Tagout machine guarding that protect the operator and other employees in the machine area from hazards.

To eliminate human error and prevent a worker from performing an unauthorized...

Five Key Machine Safeguarding Trends for 2018

With Video

Rockford Systems examines several strategic trends that could significantly impact or even disrupt existing processes in metal fabrication and leave some shops out of compliance with newer OSHA/ANSI codes.

Rockford Systems examines several strategic trends that could significantly impact or even...

Productive Meets Safe: Equipment Enhancements that Help Prevent Press Brake Injuries

With Video

Unless they are fully automated, production on CNC press brakes cannot occur without an operator’s hands being constantly in near proximity to a potential danger zone. For this reason, increasing efforts are being directed toward fail-safe measures on these machines. Here are some of the latest improvements that have been developed by press brake manufacturers to reduce the likelihood of accidental injuries.

Unless they are fully automated, production on CNC press brakes cannot occur...

Simple Safeguarding to Prevent Resistance Welding Injuries

This simple drop-probe device is designed to prevent a press-type resistance welder from cycling if it encounters fingers in the point-of-operation area, therefore preventing contact between the operator and dangerous moving parts.

This simple drop-probe device is designed to prevent a press-type resistance welder...
Machine Safeguarding: Products

Advanced Wheel Chock System

Rite-Hite’s GWC-1000

Rite-Hite’s global wheel chock (GWC) combines ultrasonic sensors with a safe and dependable communication system to keep employees safe. Manually positioned extra-long footbed maintains continuous downward force on tires to reduce the potential for movement during loading and unloading.

Rite-Hite’s global wheel chock (GWC) combines ultrasonic sensors with a safe and...

Drop-Probe Device Enhances Welder Safety

The Detect-A-Finger Gen II from Rockford Systems helps protect fingers from pinch-point hazards and complies with Category 2 guarding device requirements. To make retrofitting older models quick and easy, the Gen II has the same mounting pattern as the original model.

The Detect-A-Finger Gen II from Rockford Systems helps protect fingers from pinch-point hazards...

Versatile Safety Light Curtain

The F3SG-SR Series optical system from Omron Automation Americas provides finger, hand, arm/leg, and full-body protection at machine openings. The safety light curtain provides stable detection up to 66 feet (20 meters) even in harsh environments.

The F3SG-SR Series optical system from Omron Automation Americas provides finger, hand,...
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