Machine safety is required, so how are builders and industry making it happen? Is it safe for you to stick your hand in there (Figure 1)? Getting started with integrated control and safety is a project-by-project decision. Integrated control and safety is a suitable solution to just about any machine application from small, lean automation to a large multi-station assembly line, but are there areas where it really shines? And what is available to help simplify this integrated control and safety solution? Industrial automation suppliers have online information and a range of products to answer these questions. Let’s take a look at safety and more specifically at how…Full Story
Ladder diagram is all that is needed for typical machine control applications. Do yourself a favor and use it.