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Old February 10th, 2018, 06:51 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by Timeismoney08 View Post
Genius! Thank you everyone for the help! I was sure there was an easy solution.

What if the motor being controlled didn't cause a danger? Would I still need that high level of guarding?

Thanks!
You are on the right track by by analyzing the system for potential safety concerns. I think about safety before I ever start, and then again, afterwards.

You can't always design to the maximum level of safety, there is always a trade-off, and as the designer of the system, it is up to you to to determine where they meet. You want to build a solid-reliable system that is easy to troubleshoot, will not hurt anyone, and is as safe as it needs to be to protect people. A wise man once told me:

1. Operator safety
2. Product quality
3. Production Efficiency
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