In workplaces where the safety risks posed by machinery cannot be eliminated, precautions are essential, we have the products and solutions to help minimise risks.
SOUNDERS & BEACONS
Automation signalling includes a range of beacons (for example, emergency lighting) and sounders (for example, sirens) that allow employees to easily spot potential hazards such as moving vehicles or machine processes.
A physical barrier around the area
where an automated piece of equipment
such as a robotic arm operates, a perimeter machine guard supports workplace safety
by ensuring access to hazardous
spaces is restricted.
These monitor the safety circuits and will stop
the machine operation via fail-safety force guided relays. They are commonly used with e-stops, safety interlocks or light curtains to complete a machine safety system.
Safe condition signs such as emergency stop signs use bold colours and short blocks of text to alert those in the vicinity to potential dangers or action required to reduce the risk of harm.
EMERGENCY STOP PUSH BUTTONS
A fail-safe control to stop machinery quickly
when there is a risk of injury. It is not simply a
red stop button and must operate and have
markings which meets the requirements of
NON-CONTACT SAFETY SWITCHES
Non-contact safety switches are often coded to avoid defeat by a simple magnet. Their sealed design makes them ideal for applications where dust, debris and ingress can compromise safety interlock switches.
SAFETY RATED INTERLOCK
Guarding should always be the primary
safety measure. Safety interlock switches
ensure that gates, guards or access panels
are closed before a machine will operate
and will detect entry and stop the machine
TWO HAND SWITCHES
A safety two hand control
switch safeguards the hands of an operator when using high-risk machinery by requiring them to have both hands securely on top of the controller buttons.
ROPE PULL SWITCHES
A rope pull or grap wire safety
switch offers an emergency stop function which can be operated at any point along a long run of cable – up to 250m. Ideal for conveyor systems or long production lines.
An Emergency Stop Foot Switch
will be used in any situation that requires
a machine to discontinue function
Safety light curtains or barriers are
technically covered by the category of
Electro-Sensitive Protective Equipment (ESPE)
in the respective Safety Standards
BS EN 61496-1 2013 and BS IEC 61496-2 2013
and can be an effective way
to protect machine apertures.
Safety light curtains or barriers are technically covered by the category of Electro-Sensitive Protective Equipment (ESPE) in the respective Safety Standards BS EN 61496-1 2013 and BS IEC 61496-2 2013 and can be an effective way to protect machine apertures.
SOUNDERS & BEACONS
Ensure that your sounders and beacons are easily seen and housed safely by using a correct mounting accessory. Sounders and beacons are important as they promote safety and awareness across many business sectors including construction, and correct installation can be vital for compliance. The RS range of sounder and beacon accessories includes various mounts, fixings, bacon.