What are machine foot pedals?

A Machine Foot Pedal is an electronic device used in areas of machine operation. A Machine Foot Pedal allows a worker to cycle a press. This feature leaves the worker’s hands free during the cycle, which could be exposed to the hazard. When using a Machine Foot Pedal, safety guards must also be used on the press. The operation being performed will typically determine which type of safeguard is needed. Safety Light Curtains could be a solution for fast, repetitious part production without flying debris during its cycle. A Safety Switch Mat could also be used. For low volume parts and/or potential projectiles, hard guarding would be a better solution creating a Machine Enclosure.These Machine Foot Pedals are made up of Foot Pedal with a protective cover and used in conjunction with a safety module.The most important benefit of using a Machine Foot Pedal in conjunction with safeguarding offers is protecting your workers from injury and/or death.  

What are safety switch solenoids?

A safety switch solenoid is a keyed switch that adds a locking mechanism to the key holding the guard closed until the stored energy hazard has passed. Another benefit is that it can prevent damage to a part in process due to an inadvertent machine shutdown.The most important benefit a Safety Switch Solenoid offer is protecting your workers from injury and/or death.  Another major benefit is by protecting the future of your company.

What is a safety hinged-interlock switch?

Safety Hinged-Interlock Switch is an electronic safety device used in areas of personal protection. These devices are used in hard guarding applications with swing doors. These switches are used as position monitoring of the access doors by means of a switch integrated into the hinge. Fault-free function is ensured even with warped or misaligned doors.  The switch has an actuation angle of 180 degrees and is activated when the door is opened passed 6 degrees.Due to the sealed design, the Safety Hinge Switches can be used in high dust or particle areas.These Safety Hinge Switches are made up of the hinges with a switch, a hinge without the switch (for proper door functionality and alignment) and are used in conjunction with a relay and an M12 connection cable.These Safety Hinge Switches can offer up to a Category 4 safety rating.The most important benefit a set of Safety Hinge Switches offer is protecting your workers from injury and/or death. 

What are safety laser scanners?

A Safety Laser Scanner, also known as an area scanner, is an electronic safety device used in areas of personal protection or flexible field monitoring. These devices have definable and individual warning zones and protective fields programmable to your specific needs. These scanners provide a 270 degree scanning angle on a 2D plane ranging up to 6.25m or 246″.These Safety Laser Scanners are made up of the scanner and are used in conjunction with a relay and a set of M12 connection cables.These Safety Laser Scanners can offer up to a Category 3 safety rating.They are compact allowing for flexible installation locations staying out of harms way of moving material and material handling equipment. They can also be used in mobile applications.The most important benefit a Safety Laser Scanner offers is protecting your workers from injury and/or death. 

What is a trapped keyed interlock safety switch?

A Trapped Key Interlock Switch is an electronic safety device used in areas of personal protection. These devices are used in hard guarding applications with access doors. These switches force the operator through a predetermined sequence using a defined selection of keys, locks, and switches. It is called “trapped” key as it works by releasing and trapping keys in these predetermined sequences.Power interlocking the stop command directly interrupts the energy supply to the machine actuator.These Trapped Key Interlock Switches are made up of numerous configurations depending on your application.These Trapped Key Interlock Switches can offer up to a Category 4 safety rating.The most important benefit a set of Trapped Key Interlock Switches offer is protecting your workers from injury and/or death.

What are request to enter safety switch systems?

Request to Enter is a stop command used to prevent an operator from entering a work cell before the machine has completely stopped. A safety switch without a locking device on a machine that doesn’t stop instantly still presents a hazard. Typically a machine guarding door is equipped with a safety switch using a locking solenoid. A request to enter button is installed into the circuit. When the button is pressed, it sends a signal to the machine letting it know to finish a “defined” operation and then stop the machine. Once this has been executed, then the machine will send a signal to the locking solenoid and unlock the safety switch.Another advantage of the request to enter stop command is to allow the machining operation of a part to be completed to prevent scrap.The most important benefit a request to enter stop command offers is protecting your workers from injury and/or death. 

What is a rope pull emergency stop system?

A rope pull emergency stop system, also known as a kill switch, is an electronic safety device used to reach throughout the entire point of operation. It’s a mechanism used to shut off a machine or a section of a machine in an emergency situation in which it cannot be shutdown in the usual manner. This rope pull emergency stop system is made up of the Rope Pull Switch used in conjunction with the safety module.The most important benefit a Rope Pull Switch offer is protecting your workers from injury and/or death.