Certified machine safety components offer reliability and high performance for equipment and personnel protection needs, including safety switches, safety light curtains, safety mats and edges, and safety relays.
Don't let price stand in the way of making a machine or process as safe as possible. You need to be in compliance with national and international standards, but don't overpay to get reliability and high performance for maximum machine safety. AutomationDirect offers a superb line of machine safety devices with prices that let you do even more to protect what's important. Choose from our certified offering of brand name machine safety components to meet your protection needs, including safety switches, light curtains, controllers, mats and edges, scanners, and relays.
Non-contact safety switches are devices that use RFID technology or magnets to monitor the opening/closing of machine guards, doors, gates, windows, jaws, or other machinery. These switches do not require physical contact between the two switch parts and will remove power from the associated machinery when personnel enter the hazard area.
Interlock safety switches are devices that use a physical connection (tongue interlock or hinge switch) to monitor machine guards, doors, gates, windows, or jaws to protect personnel and disable machinery while it's being accessed.
Safety limit switches are designed to be mounted for position sensing applications, such as guard doors, conveyors, machine beds, elevators, etc. They are available with a range of actuator heads and either slow or snap action contacts. Cost-effective plastic models; heavy-duty die-cast and stainless steel models are ideal for industrial environments
Cable-pull (grab-wire) safety rope switches are designed to be mounted on machines and sections of conveyors which cannot be protected by guards.
Hazardous location safety devices are designed to be used in a hazardous location. They operate just like traditional safety devices but are designed to be able to be used in hazardous areas. Hazardous area safety devices available include:
Isolating barriers provide intrinsic safety and galvanic separation between the control system and the field device.
Safety curtains are used for human protection and product/machine safety where risks cannot be eliminated by machine design and the process might require open and frequent access. A light curtain uses a row or grid of light beams to detect intrusion. Products include:
Area scanners are an intelligent and cost-efficient way of protecting a zone or area by using lasers in a 275-degree viewing window.
Safety controllers are modular, expandable and configurable for managing all safety functions of a single machine or an entire plant that offers cost reductions with minimal wiring. Master modules can be used stand-alone or with additional expansion modules.
Safety relays are coils and contacts designed to be positively driven and assure a reliable opening and closing for machine safety applications. They are developed and manufactured according to IEC and EN European standards and are RoHS, CE and UL Listed. These modules consist of safety relays controlled by built-in monitoring functions.
Safety mats are used to protect people and machinery from harm. Mats detect the presence of personnel on horizontal surfaces (usually the floor). Mats are wired to specialized safety relays for fail-safe triggering of the intended safety function.
Types available include:
Safety edges and bumpers are pressure-sensitive devices used to safeguard equipment from damage and prevent injury to personnel.
Edges can be used on any surface to ensure safety at potential crushing or shearing points; commonly used on the edges of automatic gates and doors.
Bumpers are used in applications involving vehicles or other moving equipment. Both edges and bumpers are wired to specialized safety relays for fail-safe triggering of the intended safety function.
Trapped key systems ensure that power is removed before any access can be gained to a dangerous machine or specific hazard through gates or doors. They are available in either standard or solenoid-locking versions. All keys and their corresponding receivers and modules are identical within a set, but unique to any other set.
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Two-hand control panels require an operator to use both hands at the same time when initiating a hazardous operation. They are used with a control monitoring relay.
Enabling switches, also called "hold-to-run" or "dead man's" switches, provide operators with a special control mode when performing tasks such as maintenance or debugging of hazardous equipment. These handheld switches must be maintained properly by the operator for the equipment to function.
Warning: Machine safety products sold by AutomationDirect are safety components only
The purchaser/installer is solely responsible for the application of these components and ensuring all necessary steps have been taken to assure each application and use meets all performance and applicable safety requirements and/or local, national and/or international safety codes as required by the application. AutomationDirect cannot certify that our products used solely or in conjunction with other AutomationDirect or other vendors products will assure safety for any application.
Any person using or applying any products sold by AutomationDirect is responsible for learning the safety requirements for their individual application and applying them, and therefore assumes all risks, and accepts full and complete responsibility for the selection and suitability of the product for their respective application.
AutomationDirect does not provide design or consulting services, and cannot advise whether any specific application or use of our products would ensure compliance with the safety requirements for any application.
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