Entries by Liz Smith

Superior safety: From switches to sensors

Rich Gibson Certified Machinery Safety Expert (TÜV NORD) ABB Jokab Safety Products First-generation safety interlocks, like the mechanical door switch, were the best available solution 50 years ago ‒ but were far short of perfect. Read how the technology evolved – not always smoothly – to today’s safer, more reliable sensors.

Are you making smart component choices?

Allen Austin Market Development Manager-Americas – Renewable Energy & Power Generation ABB Electrification Products Division When selecting components for energy storage power control systems, traditional designs are the right choice in some cases. For automatic transfer switches and current monitoring systems, it’s a smart idea to consider today’s smarter digital devices.

Less is more when it comes to machine safety

Rich Gibson Product Marketing ABB Jokab Safety Products Most machine builders have been going the wrong way on safety, adding more protective devices in their effort to reduce risks. Turns out that the right approach is to actually use fewer devices. Read how keeping things simpler actually makes machines safer.

Push here for panel-building productivity

Chris Lovell Product Marketing ABB EPPC North America The people who build panels spend a considerable amount of their time with screwdrivers in their hands. Push-in connections not only eliminate the need to tighten terminals but also result in more reliable, vibration-proof connections. Read about the benefits of push-in connections and ABB Push-in Spring solutions […]