If you are a laser user, or a machine designer who integrates lasers into machinery, you should read this article from Photonics that gives a good overview of global laser safety standards.
The European Commission confirms the mandatory implementation date for EN ISO 13849 – 1:2008 in the Official Journal of the European Commission.Read More
The machinery world continues to wait for the European Commission to reveal the new Mandatory Implementation Date for EN ISO 13849 – 1.Read More
If you are an industrial robot user in North America (Canada and the USA primarily), you know ANSI/RIA R15.06 and CSA Z434. Did you know that ANSI has adopted the ISO robot safety standard? Learn more here…Read More
The EC Machinery Working Group announces the extension of the mandatory implementation date for EN ISO 13849 – 1:2008.Read More
In recent posts I’ve been discussing the changes in the use of EN 954 – 1, Safety of Machinery – Safety Related Parts of Control Systems. Part 1: General Principles for Design. The EU originally announced that this standard was to be withdrawn on 31-Dec-09, being replaced by EN ISO 13849 – 1. As you may know, there are significant differences in these two standards.
A later announcement from the European Commission repealedRead More
Update on EN ISO 13849 – 1 mandatory implementation date.Read More
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?Read More
If you’ve been following the discussions on the EMC/PSTC list server and elsewhere about the ESA Manufacturer’s registry in Ontario, you may not be aware that ESA has dropped the August 30 deadline for registration. It seems that the Ontario Government and ESA are reviewing the deadline following a cabinet shake-up at Queen’s Park. There is no word on when or if the deadline will be reinstated. Need to knowRead More
Do you make electrical products sold in Ontario, Canada? Are you aware of the need to register your company with the Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) in order to sell your products legally? If not, spend some time and catch up on the new ESA Manufacturer’s Registry!Read More