Update on EN ISO 13849 – 1 mandatory implementation date.
The EC has decided to extend the transition period for EN 954 – 1 from 31-Dec-09 to 31-Dec-12, delaying the mandatory implementation of EN ISO 13849 – 1. How will this affect machine builders and controls manufacturers?
I get a lot of calls and emails asking about emergency stops. This is one of those deceptively simple concepts that has managed to get very complicated over time. Not every machine needs or can benefit from an emergency stop. In some cases, it may lead to an unreasonable expectation of safety from the user, which can lead to injury if they don’t understand the hazards involved. Some product-specific standards