Machine Safety Resource Center

Controls engineers need a variety of information on machine-safety topics.

Machine safety has become an even more important machine design concern as it must provide responsible protection for operators and technicians in a manner that keeps the machines running to the fullest degree possible with intelligent use of light curtains, interlock switches, safety relays, safety modules, programmable safety controllers, and other essential machine safety devices to monitor, prevent, and react to machine upsets.

Timely news, back-to-basics primers, feature articles, technical white papers and descriptions of the latest products all provide valuable insights that can be used in designing and building machine controls.


White Papers: In Depth Research

  • Tips for Using Multi-Function Safety Relays in Automation Industries

    Author: AutomationDirect

    One or more multi-function safety relays can often be used to replace many basic single-function safety relays, simplifying installations and saving money.

  • CC-Link IE Field – Your Gateway to Asia

    Author: CC-Link IE

    Accelerate your business in Asia with the Gateway to Asia (G2A) program from CC-Link The CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA) has put together a comprehensive package of engineering and marketing services to help American device makers increase revenue in th

  • The 6 Most Important Parts of a Temperature Monitoring Systems

    Whether you're a purchasing agent or you're going to be the end user, you can ensure that you're getting the right system by learning a bit about the most important parts to focus on. This basic tutorial covers the 6 parts to a typical temperature monitori

  • Would Your Next Machine Benefit from 80% Savings in Design Costs?

    Author: Eplan

    In this concise Technology Brief, Control Design's editors explore how a new generation of tools and methodologies are demonstrating design cost savings of up to 80 percent, along with significant improvements in design integrity and project execution time