This morning I read news of the tests that the May Government plans to use when assessing the Brexit deal they are trying to negotiate with the EU. The @CommonsEUexit report on the UK/EU future relationship has just been published. Here are its “key tests” for judging a future deal. Full text of the report…Read More
CETA in force!
CETA comes into force today, 21-Sep-2017 If you are unfamiliar with CETA, the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, this groundbreaking trade agreement between Canada and the European Union will be a game-changer for Canada. Until today, the actual date for implementation of the agreement has been a moving target. The Canadian government announced at least…Read More
Machinery Safety Labels: 3 Top Tools for Effective Warnings
Machinery Safety Labels The third level of the “Hierarchy of Controls” is “Information for Use.” Safety Labels are a key part of the Information for Use provided by machine builders and are often the only information many users get to see. This makes the design and placement of the safety labels critical to their effectiveness.…Read More
Safe Drive Control including Safe Torque Off (STO)
Safe Drive Control, including STO Motor drives are everywhere, some with Safe Torque Off (STO) capabilities and many without. From DC variable speed drives and indexing drives, through AC Variable Frequency drives, servo drives and stepper motor drives, the capabilities and the flexibility of these electronic systems have given machine designers unprecedented capabilities when compared…Read More