Thanks for your comment, bobjengr. I've written a few stories about safety and perhaps you've seen those, too. It is a very important issue, as your personal experience shows. i'm happy to know that this device will be worthwhile for machine builders.
Excellent Post Elizabeth. I design and build work cells to automate manufacturing processes. This device will definitely fit into the work I do and allow troubleshooting to boot. As you know, OSHA has a lockout/tagout requirement for all electrical boxes supplying voltage to machinery and equipment. The Rockwell device will add an additional safety feature to automated equipment and allow for a computer interface. It definitely complements the overall design. Again, great post.
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