No matter how robust a device or equipment is, it can still encounter defects and deteriorate from overuse or functionality issues. Like virtually everything in this world, your facility’s rotary encoder, surge protection barrier, or voltage driver can fail over time. Fortunately, you can keep them functional for years by learning about their maintenance needs.
Among the many devices or equipment that require attention, the safety sensor is one of the most overlooked components of a machine. Since they are often unseen, facility owners and operators forget their maintenance needs.
To help you look after your equipment’s safety sensor, here are four tips to keep in mind:
1. Observe Correct Usage
Like your RFID system, your safety sensors will remain functional if you and your team members use them correctly. If you have a user manual from when you bought the equipment having the safety sensor, refer to it and let it guide you to the proper usage of the machine to prevent issues.
2. Schedule Regular Maintenance Checks
Treat your machine’s safety sensor like an extension of your body. To keep the sensors functional, you should take them to experts, AKA your trusted mechanic, who can check their condition and address issues that might be troubling them.
3. Follow The Manufacturer’s Instructions
When buying a safety sensor or a piece of equipment containing it, you should discuss with its manufacturer its maintenance needs. Doing so will help you ensure that you will perform the correct methods of taking care of your safety sensor.
4. Know When To Replace The Sensor
Like a serial gateway, a safety sensor can only serve you for a limited period. If you think the device has become faulty beyond repair, you should begin browsing online for reliable suppliers offering a suitable replacement.
Pepperl+Fuchs Asia is the leading expert in providing and maintaining products like your trusty safety sensor. Visit their website below to learn how they can help you choose and look after these innovative devices.