Machinery Safety 101

Inside Apple’s EMC Lab

Mac­world was invited inside Apple’s EMC test lab for a tour – the first time journ­al­ists have been per­mit­ted into this area. This art­icle looks at what Apple does to make sure their products meet EMC design require­ments. Test­ing indus­tri­al equip­ment is often sim­pler that this, and you don’t need to buy your own labs to do it. Are your machine designs com­pli­ant? Would you know if they

Interlocked gate testing

Did you know that inter­locked gates require stop­ping per­form­ance testing?

Machinery needs to be able to stop in the time it takes a per­son to open the guard and reach the haz­ard. If the dis­tance from the guard open­ing to the haz­ard is short enough that a per­son can reach the danger point before the haz­ard can be con­trolled, the guard is use­less. The res­ult­ing situ­ation may be worse

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