Think twice about bolt-on, safety control system additions

Rich Gibson
Certified Machinery Safety Expert (TÜV NORD)
ABB Jokab Safety Products

When faced with a new or changed machine-safety risk, bolt-on solutions may seem like the easiest, cheapest approach. In most cases, it makes sense to consider a safety PLC, which can provide a far superior, lower-cost solution.

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.

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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.

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