Safety components

White Paper Covers Machine and Operator Safety

Oct. 21, 2019
A new white paper from AutomationDirect focuses on protecting operators of machine and robot installations.

“Safety Components on Guard”, a new white paper from AutomationDirect, focuses on protecting operators of machine and robot installations. The paper encompasses pneumatics, safety switches, interlock safety switches, non-contact switches, safety limit switches, and safety light curtains, mats, and edges. Illustrated text describes how these components are integrated through safety relays or controllers to put a machine into a safe state. Of particular interest is a photo showing the safeguarding needs of a robotic work cell. It demonstrates the use of a variety of safety components to protect workers while still allowing access for maintenance and repairs. This whitepaper can be downloaded at

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Tom Andel

Tom Andel is an award-winning editorial content creator and manager with more than 35 years of industry experience. His writing spans several industrial disciplines, including power transmission, industrial controls, material handling & logistics, and supply chain management. 

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