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DesignWorld Motion Design Guide now available

Machine Safety In Automation

In this exclusive Design Guide, the editors of Design World review the approaches needed to fully assess a machine’s required level of safety; the components needed for safe installations; and the proper integration of such components in individual machines and workcells. The role of controls and leading standards (for markets and general automation) are also covered. 27 pages.


  • Introduction to industrial safety
  • Assessing the need for (and designing) machine safety features
  • Safety components using direct machine-operator contact
  • Emergency stop switches — only in Emergencies
  • Basics of safe speed from Schmersal
  • Machine-triggered sensors, switches, and perimeter components
  • Safety relays, signal processing, and controls

Content sponsored by Schmersal USA.

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