Interactions with Gear Reducers/Radicons have been responsible for many serious injuries within the forest products manufacturing industry. When a conveyor gets plugged up or jammed, the Radicon or Gear Box can bind up under tension and create hidden stored energy. This stored energy needs to be released before any work can take place. If tension is not released, handling the belts may cause them to suddenly rotate, drawing the employees’ hand between the belt and pulley.
MAG – Safety Alert – Hidden Stored Energy in Radicon