3 Whats Help You to Understand Safety Equipment

Release time: 2022-09-23

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Q: How do you define safety equipment?
A: Safety equipment is used for the protection of mechanical equipment and personnel to ensure equipment and personnel safety with intelligent technology.
It’s a very general explanation, let’s break down the definition by three keywords, which are, personal protective equipment, safeguard, and early-warning technology.

Q: What is personal protective equipment?
A: Personal protective equipment is often known as PPE and refers to any protective clothing, helmets, goggles, glasses, or other garments that are designed to protect the wearer from injury. These injuries and illnesses may result from contact with chemical, radiological, physical, electrical, mechanical, or other workplace hazards. Actually, PPE has serious limitations due to the fact that it does not eliminate the hazard at source and may result in employees being exposed to the hazard if the equipment fails. Therefore, PPE should always be used as a last resort and you should always try to eliminate the hazard wherever possible.

Q: What is safeguard?
A: Safeguard is normally used in factories, which mainly refers to keeping personnel away from the equipment to maximum avoid risks. It is often used to provide physical barriers for protection, such as safety fences, protective covers, and safety doors. Usually, it also works together with safety light curtains, interlocks, and safety relays.
To sum up, the safety fence is regarded as the most basic physical partitioning equipment to protect the equipment. It can prevent irrelevant personnel from entering the work area, and prevent accidental injuries caused by unexpected failures such as an arm falling from the robot. On this basis, an intelligent safety interlock system is constructed through safety components such as safety switches, button boxes, light curtains, alarm lights, safety door locks, etc., to realize authority management, ensure operation safety, and facilitate safeguard maintenance process.

Q: What is risk early-warning technology?
A: Risk early-warning technology mainly uses technical means to cooperate with personal or safeguard to achieve the purpose of protecting personnel safety. These measures usually require the safety control system to cooperate with the safety devices.

Vichnet provides various safeguard for machine and personal safety. With the collaborative effort on safety protection technology, the Vichguard series strives to be more intelligent and efficient.

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