Drive-Based Integrated Safety

While safety functions have been integrated into drive packages for some years now, the current trends are exciting from many angles. Today, a full complement of safety functions can be implemented at the front end of a system design on all types of production machines, including printing, packaging, converting, materials handling, and other equipment used throughout American industry. This can be accomplished in full compliance with all the current regulations for machines used worldwide.

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About the Author: 

John Krasnokutsky

John Krasnokutsky is the marketing manager for the motion control business of Siemens Industry Inc., Norcross, Ga.