Practical solutions: Machine safety

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Relationship between the type of electro-sensitive protective equipment and the Safety Integrity Level (SIL)/Performance Level (PL)
Electro-sensitive protective equipment (ESPE) for detecting human beings often takes the form of ...

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Power drive systems with integrated safety functions
In accordance with the latest standards, Power Drive Systems (Safety Related) – PDS (SR), i.e. ...

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Logic units to ensure safety functions
On 29 December 2009, application of the new Machinery Directive, 2006/42/EC, becomes mandatory. ...

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Performance Level Calculator (PLC) for safety related control systems
To easily determine the Performance Level (PL) of safety related control systems for machinery the ...

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Testing of the electrical equipment of machines
EN 60204-1 (2006), "Safety of machinery – Electrical equipment of machines – General requirements" ...

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Protective measures on revolving doors
For the prevention of accidents on automatic revolving doors, the IFA, with the support of the ...

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Safety of machine controls to EN ISO 13849
On complex machines in particular, the operator's safety is dependent upon the reliability of the ...

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Incentive to bypass protective devices
Approximately 37% of all protective devices on metalworking machines are bypassed by defeating. ...

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Software-Assistent SISTEMA: Safety Integrity Software Tool for the Evaluation of Machine Applications
The SISTEMA software utility provides developers and testers of safety-related machine controls ...

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Tin whiskers on printed circuit boards
Safety components intended for use in the safety functions of machines frequently employ ...