Hundreds of workers are injured every year in manufacturing facilities because employers fail to follow machine safety
procedures, said Kim Nelson, OSHA Area Office Director in Toledo.
New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, “Strategic Analysis of the European Machine Safety
Market” (http://www.industrialautomation.frost.com), finds that the market earned revenues of $422.0 million in 2010 and estimates this to reach $565.6 million in 2017.
The Rockwell Automation machine safety
portfolio now includes the new Allen-Bradley GuardLogix 5580 controller, Compact GuardLogix 5380 controller, and Compact 5000 safety I/O.
Its innovative design makes this key component for machine safety
simpler to install, easier to maintain and safer to operate.
compliance has opened up to more technologies with the slow introduction of EN ISO 13849, and there is still a learning curve for builders, users and even some component suppliers to go through with it.
is vital where combustible gases are used, and the T550 incorporates an oxygen leak detector and an automatic shutdown mechanism, and tray materials which can be sealed include foam, semi rigid polyesters and rigid CPFT, they tell us.
Technology is changing the face of machine safety
with increased sophistication and greater use of robotics, and subsequently there is growing demand for smart manufacturing solutions that bring together human and artificial intelligence.
The inspection body is not prohibited from providing comprehensive support throughout the machine safety
lifecycle, so it can help the manufacturer identify non-conformity, propose solutions, engineer these solutions, validate them, certify and CE mark the machine
Manufacturing engineers typically use many different tools when developing and specifying machine safety
systems, and it is still largely a manual process.
The five-day course is currently being evaluated by Teesside University with the aim of gaining accreditation alongside the current Laidler University Certificate in European Machine Safety
Its Design in Safety risk-assessment process requires that equipment suppliers validate that machine safety
systems will function as designed before installation.
Changes will soon be made to some of the most fundamental and familiar standards relating to machine safety
, says leading safety and compliance consultant, Laidler Associates.