Machinery Safety 101

European Commission Delays EN ISO 13849 – 1 Implementation

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?

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Emergency Stop – What’s so confusing about that?

Emergency Stop on machine console
This entry is part 1 of 16 in the series Emer­gency Stop

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

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