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ABB JOKAB SAFETY: Light curtains and light grids

Single curtain or grid model works for all applications, eliminating the need to stock multiple versions for varying machine safety requirements.
42 Best Package Designs
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AutomationDirect: Non-contact safety switches

AutomationDirect’s IDEM safety switches for non-contact magnetic and non-contact coded magnetic styles are interlocking devices designed to protect both people and machines.
OEM Application Note

How to Solve Your Machine Guarding Problems for Good

Why do machine guarding and compliance issues continue to plague manufacturers? Here are the five top problems—and how to solve them.
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Omron Automation and Safety: Machine control reinvented

A new class of controller from Omron Industrial Automation called Machine Automation Controller (MAC) integrates multiple, specialized controllers to deliver high-performance throughput on a single controller.    
Sterling Anthony, CPP
Machine Case Study

Harmonizing productivity with machine safety

Editor's note: I recently came across a white paper by Alex Bryce, sales manager at Pilz Automation Technology, in which he gives some thoughtful consideration to the sensor systems currently available and the selection criteria that designers should consider.
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Banner Engineering Corp.: Indoor/outdoor beacon light

The EZ-LIGHT£ K50 Beacon Light from Banner Engineering provides intense levels of light output from all directions.
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Case Study: How Hershey's thwarted SKU proliferation with hybrid palletizing solution

Detailed case study from Intelligrated highlights the drivers behind Hershey's decision to automate from manual palletizing, including high labor costs, an explosion in SKU's and pack pattern configurations, and worker safety concerns.
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Omron Electronics LLC: Safety interlock switch

The D40Z Safety Interlock Switch from Omron Scientific Technologies is a compact, non-contact interlock switch that delivers category 4 safety protection.
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AutomationDirect: Safety light curtains

Two series of AutomationDirect’s safety light curtains (active optoelectronic protective devices) provide human protection and product/machine safety where risks cannot be eliminated by machine design and the process might require frequent and open access during operation.

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Omron Electronics LLC: Omron Electronics LLC: Slim safety door switches

Omron Scientific Technologies’ D4GS-N Slim Safety Door Switches are 17 mm wide, feature IP67 protection, and come with a tongue actuated design to fit in skinny spaces subject to water washdown cleaning.  


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