Are You Ready? WEEE Directive Full Implementation Starts 15-Aug-18

Many man­u­fac­tur­ers sell­ing indus­tri­al prod­ucts into the EU mar­ket have come to under­stand at least one of the envi­ron­men­tal pro­tec­tion Direc­tives, RoHS — the “restric­tion of the use of cer­tain haz­ardous sub­stances.” In this post, I’m going to be look­ing at anoth­er envi­ron­men­tal direc­tive: WEEE — the “Waste Elec­tri­cal and Elec­tron­ic Equip­ment” Direc­tive (2012/19/EU). Con­tin­ue read­ing “Are You Ready? WEEE Direc­tive Full Imple­men­ta­tion Starts 15-Aug-18″

Trapped Key Interlocking

This entry is part 3 of 7 in the series Guards and Guard­ing

Many machine design­ers think of inter­locks as exclu­sive­ly elec­tri­cal devices; a switch is attached to a mov­able mechan­i­cal guard, and the switch is con­nect­ed to the con­trol sys­tem. Trapped Key Inter­lock­ing is a way to inter­lock guards that is equal­ly effec­tive, and often more appro­pri­ate in dif­fi­cult envi­ron­men­tal con­di­tions. Con­tin­ue read­ing “Trapped Key Inter­lock­ing”

How to Apply a Safety Edge to a Machine Guard — Part 3: Stopping Performance

This entry is part 7 of 7 in the series Guards and Guard­ing

In Part 2 of this arti­cle, I looked at the pres­sure-sen­si­tive devices (safe­ty edges) them­selves. This part explores the stop­ping per­for­mance require­ments that engi­neers and tech­nol­o­gists need to con­sid­er when apply­ing these devices. Con­tin­ue read­ing “How to Apply a Safe­ty Edge to a Machine Guard — Part 3: Stop­ping Per­for­mance”

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