Safety Edges: Protection of shearing and crushing edges
When we started, in 1987, to translate our ideas into products like Safety Edges, we did not have a clue as to where our entrepreneurial trip would end. At the time, production, design, and sales of Safety Edges took place in our parentsí garage! Since our founding, several product groups like Safety Edges have been designed and successfully launched in the machine safety devices market. We also welcome your comments and any criticism, as this will help us to improve and to create new solutions like Safety Edges
Safety Edges: The Machinery Directive states that dangerous machines may only be put into operation, if comprehensive safety measures have been taken to protect the personnel working with these machines. One of these measures is for the protection of shearing and crushing edges at automatically driven devices bearing a substancial risk of injury. For protecting against risks at shearing and crushing edges, Safety Edges are employed. Applications such as machine guards, lifting tables, theatre stages and many others are typical. Safety edges, when activated, will immediately switch off the power source. Previous to the launch of the Haake safety edge, either electrically operating devices to the N/O principle (two conductive strips or layers are brought together when the safety edge is operated), or opto-electronic systems (a light beam is interrupted) were the standard product options available on the market. Such devices operate via signals, which need to be transformed and processed via a control unit.
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Indoors, the use of devices having glued end caps does not present any problems. Safety edges will here often be exposed to aggressive environments, such as oils, cooling agents etc. Water will however rarely occur in substantial amounts. Further, extreme temperatures, ozone and u.v. radiation will seldom be found in high concentrations.
automation + automotive + warehouse + machines + industry + plant facility + hall + mechanical + engineering + outdoors outside + plant + engineering + car manufacturing + indoors inside + indoor use + outdoor use + assembly shop + factory building + storage room storage place
water resistant + categorie 3 + NBR oil resistant + UV resistant + dense + categorie 4 + base resistant + coolant resistant + ozone resistant + short response travel + large over-travel + opening break contacts + secure safe + soft
machine guards + lifting tables + theatre stages + sliding doors + carriages + rotating doors + lifting stages + automatically guided vehicles (AGV) + mechanical engineering + conveyors (conveyor technology) + plant engineering + automation + automotive + automobile + lifts + rotation