Technical Articles

Schmersal Inc. has published these technical articles:

(Industrial Machine Safeguarding)
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Applying safeguards to equipment and machines may lead to a false sense of safety if not applied correctly. This paper explores the often overlooked practice of determining the minimum safe distance... (View Full Article)
(Industrial Machine Safeguarding)
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The new Food Safety Modernization Act legislation demands stricter proactive measures to prevent hazards that could affect food within that facility. One of those measures deals with the hygienic... (View Full Article)
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Robots which work "hand in hand" with humans have now found their place safely on to the factory floor. This article discusses the growing acceptance of these collaborative robots, their safety... (View Full Article)
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This paper provides some insight as to the differences between the two methods of safely controlling hazardous energy. It provides the guidelines for when and why to use LO/TO on some tasks and... (View Full Article)
(Industrial Machine Safeguarding)
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Emergency Stop (E-Stop) buttons should be the most identifiable element on a machine and serve a specific function which is universally known. But they are often misunderstood and misused. This... (View Full Article)
(Industrial Machine Safeguarding)
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A summary of the focal points specified by the new ISO 14119 standard which regulates the design and use of interlocking devices and the changes that design engineers in mechanical engineering can... (View Full Article)
(Industrial Machine Safeguarding)
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En excerpt from our GK-2 Guide to Safety Controllers, this article discusses the importance of choosing an appropriate safety controller and highlights several selection criteria.... (View Full Article)
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This paper looks at the principles behind Guard Locking and Process Locking of safety interlocks. It provides several examples when to use each method, and describes the locking principles and lock... (View Full Article)
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This article looks at OSHA regulations and relevant consensus standards to help you determine what needs to be guarded, to what degree, and what type of devices can be used.... (View Full Article)
(Industrial Machine Safeguarding)
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This article discusses the tampering or disabling of safety devices and how it can be prevented. By Frank Schmidt, KA Schmersal (Wuppertal, Germany) 9/1/2010... (View Full Article)
(Industrial Machine Safeguarding)
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This paper looks at the growing trend of designing safety systems to meet the efficiency requirements of other machine control systems. It provides several examples of systems currently being used... (View Full Article)
(Industrial Machine Safeguarding)
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We are in the midst of the 4th Industrial Revolution which aims to combine cutting edge technology with rigorous safety requirements. This article discuss the goals of what is known as Industry 4.0... (View Full Article)