10 best benefits of machine safety systems

By Dan Hebert, P.E., Senior Technical Editor

  1. Extensive diagnostic information to help pinpoint problems.
  2. Multiple operating modes with each mode optimized for adjustments, repairs or maintenance.
  3. Run part of a machine or line while other areas are available for repairs or maintenance.
  4. Fewer wiring problems by reducing the number and lengths of wires.
  5. Automatic alerts of appropriate personnel via e-mail or the Internet.
  6. Condition information for predictive maintenance.
  7. Fewer moving parts and less maintenance than electromechanical safety systems.
  8. Easily reprogrammed to accommodate production changes and needs.
  9. Often less expensive
  10. Less incentive, much harder to bypass or disable than electromechanical safety systems.

Read more about machine safety systems and how advancements have reduced the tradeoff between uptime and safety.

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