Safety is an immensely important aspect of the manufacturing process. First and foremost, workers need to be informed about the dangers of working in a manufacturing facility and be properly educated on all the necessary equipment. In today's environment with a rapidly spreading and highly contagious virus we now need to be on the alert for new ways of applying these machine safety technologies for Workplace Safety and Health.
Here at Dynamic Measurement & Control Solutions, we put safety above all else. You are obviously concerned about the safety of your employees and creating a healthy environment for your employees. Now we have the added challenge of "new" cleanliness standards that comply with CDC guidelines and OSHA standards. We would be happy to consult with you, understand exactly what you’re trying to accomplish, and align you with a partner who can develop these type of automated workplace safety systems. You can review some of our sensors here.
Keep reading below to learn about the type of presence sensing devices you might want to consider.
Non-Contact Switching, Sensing and Activation
Capacity and Density Management of People
Automated and Manual Counting and Visual Prevention of People Entering and Exiting Commercial and Industrial Areas
Work Cell and Work Space Cleaning
Scheduling, Automation, and Reporting of Sanitation and Cleaning Tasks for Industrial, Retail, and Commercial Environments
Touchless Switching and Indication
Non-Contact Switching and Visual Indicators for Clean and Safe Activity that Requires Physical Interactions or Confirmation
Safety Light Curtains
A light curtain is pretty much exactly what it sounds like: a photoelectric presence-sensing device use to prevent injuries in the workplace. A light curtain can be used to replace traditional mechanical guards like gates. There are two types of safety light curtains including Point of Operation Control (POC) models which will help protect the fingers and the hands and Perimeter Access Control (PAC) solutions which will protect the whole body or the area around a machine.
Safety Laser Scanner
Safety laser scanners have a wide range of applications and can even be used in mobile applications. A safety laser scanner can perform danger zone guarding, point of operation guarding, or access guarding. With an individual and definable protective field, coupled with a compact design, safety laser scanners can be used in a variety of ways.
Safety mats are a form of contact and pressure-sensitive safety devices. Although safety mats are effective at detecting personnel standing in the area, they are limited in their applications due to the fact that they aren’t able to detect the presence of objects in a 3D plane.
Camera-Based Safety Systems
Similar to light curtains, camera-based safety systems can activate whenever it detects a foreign object that comes into frame. On a linear scale, camera-based safety systems are able to calculate stopping distance, velocity, and the upper beam’s position ensuring that the entire area around the machine is covered.
Dynamic Can help you build your Non-COntact PResence sensing solution!
Presence sensing devices are very important for the overall safety of your manufacturing facility. At Dynamic Measurement & Control Solutions, we are proud to offer engineering consulting services to help you plan and better understand the engineering solutions that will help you succeed in your business. Once we’ve determined exactly what you need, we’ll direct you to a manufacturer who can provide you with the supplies you need. Speak with us today to learn more about industrial control panels, industrial power distribution, electrical and industrial power management and much more. We are your top electrical engineering consultants for everything related to factory automation and transportation engineering. Contact us today to learn more.