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Avoid Injury Costs with a Safety Risk Assessment

Avoid Injury Costs with a Safety Risk Assessment

This is a guest post by IAS, a SICK authorized systems integrator covering the Midwest. IAS specializes in robotics and machine vision. *** Decision makers in manufacturing are under consistent pressure to get the most out of their budgets. This can make it easy to bypass safety

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Stay Safe with SICK – Ready-to-install Safety Systems

Stay Safe with SICK – Ready-to-install Safety Systems

It’s good to know that dangers can be kept hidden behind closed doors. But if someone does stray into a dangerous area, it’s also good to have safety systems that will reliably detect this – preventing injuries caused by machine movements. The range of safety functions out

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Presence Sensing Device Initiation (PSDI): How One Operation Function can Enhance Productivity, Cut Costs, and Improve Safety

Presence Sensing Device Initiation (PSDI): How One Operation Function can Enhance Productivity, Cut Costs, and Improve Safety

Presence Sensing Device Initiation (PSDI) refers to the use of a Presence-Sensing Device (often, though not limited to, light curtains) both to perform the safeguarding function and to initiate the machine cycle. While this is not new technology, having been around for nearly half a century, PSDI

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Safety Laser Scanner Case Study: Stacking Always Results in Wood Chippings

Safety Laser Scanner Case Study: Stacking Always Results in Wood Chippings

With industrial parquet manufacturing, fine wood flooring became affordable and available to anyone. The European parquet industry now produces over 80 million square meters of parquet flooring every year. To achieve this figure, there are stringent requirements for the systems used for automated wood processing: Sawdust and

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Light Curtain or Safety Laser Scanner? How to Choose an Optical Safety Device

Light Curtain or Safety Laser Scanner? How to Choose an Optical Safety Device

  From machine building to parts manufacturing to mobile robotics, safeguarding machinery is a critical step to ensuring the smooth operation of any manufacturing facility.  Safety light curtains and safety laser scanners are two of the most common safeguarding technologies, and both optical safety technologies can be

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