Workplace safety is more important today than ever before. Combining personnel safety with machine productivity “uptime” requires close integration of machine and safety technology in manual and automated machine processes. Today’s safety devices combine redundant safety circuits with force guided contacts to create sophisticated yet simple to deploy safety solutions that accomplish both goals: Elimination of time loss injury and improved machine productivity. Ask Northwest Motion safety specialists for an online or onsite machine process review to discover how Omron/STI Safety Products can improve your machine safety today.
Safety Light Curtains
Safety light curtains are safety devices that create virtual barriers around a hazardous area. Integrating safety light curtains is easy and efficient. Talk with us today to find the right curtain for your application.
Perimeter Access Guarding
For customers with very large machines that occasionally need operator access, it can become very costly and cumbersome to protect the area around the machine from intrusion with traditional hard guarding. Perimeter access safety light curtains provide long range, multi-beam presence sensing for guarding robot centers and large machines. Along with being a more economical option, perimeter access safety light curtains allow for easy access while still maintaining operator safety.
Safety Laser Scanners
A safety laser scanner utilizes a laser that "scans" a set area and if a person or object is detected, a signal will be sent to stop the nearby machine or hazard. Unlike typical laser sensors, safety laser scanners monitor themselves and will stop the hazard if an internal fault is detected.
Safety Mats for Machines
Safety mats are used to protect people and machinery from harm, and will detect the presence of personnel on horizontal surfaces (usually the floor). Used in conjunction with safety relays, the safety function is triggered when a person steps on the mat.
Programmable Safety Controllers
Safety controllers shut off the power to a hazard based on signals from safety devices such as safety interlock switches and safety light curtains. This includes processing machines, robots, and conveyor systems.
Safety Edges and Bumpers
Safety edges and bumpers protect people and machinery from harm. Edges are typically used on surfaces near closing, crushing or shearing points; bumpers are used in applications involving moving equipment. Edges and bumpers are wired to safety relays for fail-safe triggering of the safety function.
Safety Interlock Switches
Safety interlock switches shut off power when protective doors are opened on machine tools and other pieces of equipment to keep workers safe.
A forcible guided relay is regularly used in combination with other safety devices like door switches or light curtains to control safety outputs.
Safety Monitoring Relays
Basic, stand alone safety applications require safety relays that are flexible, easy to troubleshoot and simple to install. Our family of safety monitoring relays address all of those needs.
Two Hand Controls
Two hand controls are used as safety devices by keeping both the operators hands away from the point of operation during the entire machine stroke.
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