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#1 posted 01-23-2013 08:07 AM

Way back on my first job we manufactured trip controls which are used on various pieces of industrial machinery like punch presses and/or hydraulic presses which are loaded and operated manually. To insure that the operator had both hands out of the way before the press is engaged the operator is required to push two buttons nearly simultaneously. The circuitry in these controls also disallows locking down either of the push buttons so the operator cannot fool the controls.

I wrote the above explanation to consider an alternative to SS technology, i.e. an extremely versitile stock holding/feeding system that requires two hands to operate and keep them out of the way of the blade! If both hands are not on the system the saw will not allow the stock to move and if a hand comes off during a cut, the blade is turned off, with some braking, but not as much as SS as it can be determined how fast a hand can move from one of the safe positions to the guard and blade.

A sliding table TS is very close to keeping the hands away so now all that is needed is the electronics!

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