Machinery Safety 101

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

Processing of waste electrical and electronic materials

image: Advanced Recyc­ling Machines 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…

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CE, Brexit, and Authorised Representatives

Brexit: UK and EU Flags against a blue sky

CE, Brexit and Author­ised Rep­res­ent­at­ives We’re just passing the T‑1 year mark on the UK’s jour­ney towards leav­ing the EU. Some of my read­ers are “Leav­ers”, while oth­ers are “Remain­ers”, but…

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New Directions in Plastics Machinery

Update to this art­icle, Septem­ber 2020. ISO 20430 was pub­lished in April 2020. ISO/TC 270 is now devel­op­ing ISO 23582 – 1 — Plastics and rub­ber machines — Clamp­ing sys­tems — Part 1: Safety require­ments for mag­net­ic clamp­ing sys­tems. Pub­lic…

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Testing Emergency Stop Systems

This entry is part 11 of 16 in the series Emer­gency Stop

I’ve had a num­ber of ques­tions from read­ers regard­ing test­ing of emer­gency stop sys­tems, and par­tic­u­larly with the fre­quency of test­ing. I addressed the types of tests that might be needed in…

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Inconsistencies in ISO 13849 – 1:2006

This entry is part 7 of 8 in the series Cir­cuit Archi­tec­tures Explored

I’ve writ­ten quite a bit recently on the top­ic of cir­cuit archi­tec­tures under ISO 13849 – 1, and one of my read­ers noticed an incon­sist­ency between the text of the stand­ard and Fig­ure 5,…

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Bye, Steve. Thanks for everything!

Today marks a turn­ing point for me. With the loss of Steve Jobs, the world is a less­er place. His bril­liance, vis­ion and cha­risma changed the world for the bet­ter in so…

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CSA Z462 – Workplace Electrical Safety Public Review

CSA Z462 – Work­place Elec­tric­al Safety is now avail­able for pub­lic review on the CSA web site. This stand­ard is the Cana­dian imple­ment­a­tion of NFPA 70E and IEEE P1584, cov­er­ing…

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Relative Radiation Doses – XKCD

Here’s a chart that shows the rel­at­ive doses of radi­ation and the levels of extern­al dose that is fatal. Thanks to XKCD for this great illus­tra­tion!

MS101 Launches new Mobile Site

Com­pli­ance InSight and Machinery Safety 101 are proud to announce that we have launched a new mobile ver­sion of the MS101 blog. Now you can get access to the full con­tent…

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CSA Z1002 Public Review – Halfway there!

Only 30 days remain to review the draft of CSA Z1002!

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