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Overcome Human Safety Risk When Operating With CNC Machines
A single accident can bring about damaging consequences to a plant, such as production stoppages, psychological impact on workers, legal compensation and more. This eventually affect the bottom line of any company.
Learn how you can avoid them today.Learn more
Human Safety Risks Working On The CNC Machine
The CNC (Computerized Numeric Control) machine is an electromechanical device that manipulate machine shop tools using computer programming inputs.
Step 1 - The Setting
In a large machining center, workers operate on hundreds of CNC machines on a daily basis, moving heavy and bulky parts in and out of the CNC machines frequently.
Step 2 - The Safety Hazard
CNC Machine’s Door
As seen in the above illustration, the CNC machine comes with a control panel, that automates the opening and closing of the machine door.
Step 3 - The Accident
Human Safety Accident
If a worker accidentally obstructs the path of the closing door, it will lead to a serious human-machine accident.
(Potential Loss of Finger/Hand/Arm).
THE OCCURANCE AND CONSEQUENCE OF A SINGLE ACCIDENT
Companies Can Potentially Be Affected
It is common to find hundreds of production workers operating on hundreds of CNC machines in a plant. The risks of a such a human-safety accident occuring during operations of the CNC machines, could therefore be higher.
A single accident can lead to major consequences for any company such as:
- Production stoppages
- Legal issues
- Psychological impact
on other workers
- Re-hiring of workers
- Legal compensation
- Drop in productivity and production output
Which in turns affects the company’s management and decision makers:
- Inability to meet production and customer timelines
- Monetary losses from legal fees and compensations
- Loss of future opportunities
Eliminate Human Safety Risk With OMRON Safety Light Curtain
Installed against the edges of the CNC Machines’ doors, OMRON Safety Light Curtain effectively prevents the automated door from closing, when it detects an obstacle in between.
As such, production workers can operate in a safer working environment, while the company’s management reduces its potential risks and losses arising from accidents.Read more