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What are Safety Edges / Sensitive Edges?

Where there is the potential to trap, crush or shear (typically between a stationary object and a moving part), then a safety edge or sensitive edge will be fitted. These are mechanically operated devices – in other words they need to be physically pressed or squeezed.  If for instance the user were to stand on the edge of the lift platform (where there is a safety edge between the platform and structure panels), the lift will stop. Only once the obstruction has been removed, will the lift continue to raise or lower.

Author: Nick Dade. Sales Director (Level Access Lifts Ltd).
Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed within this Education Centre are solely those of the original author/s. These views and opinions do not necessarily represent those of any given lift manufacturer or lift industry association.
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