How Using a Programmable Safety Rated Controller for Emergency Stops can Increase the Life of Your Machine
Emergency stops of machinery can shorten the life of key components from accelerated wear.
How the machine stops and the type of safety controls used can increase the life of your machine. How do you stop your car as you approach a red light? Is it a gentle release of the gas pedal so it can coast or slamming on the brakes at the last minute, or somewhere in between?
Now, how do you stop your machine? Is it with a machine stop button that allows it to coast to a stop or with a safety device that immediately "slams on the brakes"?