Building safety features into drives offers possibilities for both improving operator safety and boosting machine productivity. The trend toward this technology allows operators to streamline machine setup/changeover, and remove jams without going through lock-out procedures. During setup, when most injuries occur, operators can be in the work zone and make adjustments more quickly and easily.
The key to improving safety by using built-in drive capabilities is the ability to limit axis movements and key parameters, such as torque and speed, during selected machine states. By automatically adjusting drive parameters for different operating conditions, machinery designers can create safer, more productive work environments.
Click below to read about the new product trends in safety integration:
High-power servo drives with guard motion
Indradrive products with safety-on-board
Integrated drive safety features