This short article discusses ways to test emergency stop systems on machines.
The machinery world continues to wait for the European Commission to reveal the new Mandatory Implementation Date for EN ISO 13849 – 1.
In recent posts I’ve been discussing the changes in the use of EN 954 – 1, Safety of Machinery – Safety Related Parts of Control Systems. Part 1: General Principles for Design. The EU originally announced that this standard was to be withdrawn on 31-Dec-09, being replaced by EN ISO 13849 – 1. As you may know, there are significant differences in these two standards.
A later announcement from the European Commission repealed