This is the second in a series of articles relating to operator safety devices and will look at safety foot switches. A safety foot switch is an ideal way for an operator to start or stop a machine while their hands are occupied such as holding a work piece.
If you have heard of Red Lion’s Data Station, then you would know it’s been around for a long time, since 2004 to be exact. It’s proven to be extremely popular because of its easy interface and ability to communicate with hundreds of industrial brands. This series is akin to both the Data Station and Modular Controller which allows for expandable IO modules but with added Cloud connectivity. However, this is not a Data Station, it is part of Red Lion’s new FlexEdge range. The two models in this range, both the DA50 and DA70 feature interchangeable communication sleds to customise for any application. In this road test, we look at the smaller DA50.
Easily confused when choosing the best managed switch for your application? We get it, there are literally hundreds of choices out there, with only a handful of minor differences. To make it easier for you, we have condensed this list to 5 areas you should consider first.
Machine safeguarding is a daunting subject, but we need to protect people. This is easy to say, but it can be challenging to implement the appropriate solution. Companies understand that employee safety is critical, and no business wants its workers to get injured. Despite this understanding, companies still seem to come up with numerous reasons why they cannot implement the very machine safeguarding solutions that would keep their
Large-scale automation systems have been at the heart of production line control for decades. Now, driven by changes in consumer demands, an alternative plug and produce modular automation approach is emerging. For many production lines, particularly in the pharmaceutical, fine chemical and food processing sectors, modular-enabled automation could be the cornerstone of bringing to life the concepts embodied in the Internet of Things and Industry 4.0.
As the world of production face a perfect storm wrought by the pandemic, Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), the accelerating climate emergency, raising trade tensions and growing economic uncertainty, manufacturers must develop new capabilities and adapt.
The AZM400 enhances the Schmersal family of safety locking devices to include a safety solenoid interlock with bolt locking. This consists of a locking unit with sensor technology and a motor-driven locking bolt, along with an actuator that features an encoded RFID-tag and a locking hole with two permanent magnets in which the locking bolt engages.
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