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

Updated 2020-10-31. DN 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… 

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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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