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Sensing-Saf-Start helps protect from accidental restarts after power interruptions


January 30, 2018
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

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Jan. 30, 2018 – Drills, mills, lathes, grinders, saws and other 120V machinery can abruptly shut down during operation due to a power interruption. When an unintentional shut down takes place, it is important that a machine does not automatically restart, catching the operator by surprise and leading to a serious accident.

Sensing-Saf-Start motor controls from Rockford Systems LLC aim to help industrial users achieve safe practices by preventing accidental machine start-ups after a voltage drop or power interruption. In the event of a power interruption, the Sensing-Saf-Start automatically disconnects power to the machine, so that when it is restored, the machine will not start up even if the power switch is in the On position, says the company. It is only after the reset button has been pressed by the machine operator on the Sensing-Saf-Start that the machine can be restarted and normal operation resumed.

The Sensing-Saf-Start upgrades older machines to the latest safety standards, sparing the user the expense of purchasing a new machine. They can also be used for replacing old, frayed or ungrounded power cords. The Sensing-Saf-Start is suitable for use with equipment driven by small motors operating on 120V AC, and that are connected to a power source by means of 14 gauge, three-wire flexible cord.


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