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Overcome Human Safety Risk When Operating With CNC Machines

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.

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The CNC (Computerized Numeric Control) machine is an electromechanical device that manipulate machine shop tools using computer programming inputs.

Machining Center
CNC Machine’s Door
Human Safety Accident

Machining Center

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.

CNC Machine’s Door

Step 2 – The Safety Hazard

As seen in the above illustration, the CNC machine comes with a control panel, that automates the opening and closing of the machine door.

Human Safety Accident

Step 3 – The 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).

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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

THE OCCURRENCE 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
Re-hiring of workers
Legal compensation
Psychological impact on other workers
Drop in productivity and production output

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