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BS EN 953:1997 +A1:2009 - a review of the guarding standard
Jeremy Procter, a Member of BSI's MCE/3 committee, Convenor of the European Standards Committee responsible for Machine Guards (CEN TC114 WG11), and Managing Director of Procter Machine Guarding, looks at BS EN 953:1997 +A1:2009 and compares it with its predecessor.
How to specify fasteners for fixed guards on machinery
Jeremy Procter, a Member of BSI's MCE/3 committee, Convenor of the European Standards Committee responsible for Machine Guards (CEN TC114 WG11), and Managing Director of Procter Machine Guarding, explains how to select the right type of fasteners for fixed guards, given the new requirements in the latest version of the guarding standard BS EN 953.
Profisafe celebrates ten years of safety on a common cable
According to The Profibus Group, Profisafe is currently the global market leader with over 630,000 Profisafe nodes. Ten years ago, however, it was necessary to convince safety authorities, 25 renowned safety engineering companies, and users to accept the completely new technology.
New Machinery Directive - implications for non-EEA companies
When the new Machinery Directive comes into force at the end of 2009, companies outside the European Economic Area will no longer be able to self-certify compliance with the Directive's requirements.
Surface Acoustic Wave technology - how it works
Sensor Technology Ltd, which is involved in research, development and manufacture of rotary torque measuring transducers using Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) technology, explains how the technology and sensors work.
The new Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC - FAQs
Seb Strutt and Iain Smith, Safety Managers at Sick UK, provide answers to some questions that are frequently asked about the new Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC.
Safety of machinery - a review of the guide from Lenze
Jon Severn, Editor of MachineBuilding.net, reviews the new guide to machinery safety that Lenze has published
Explaining 'Manufacturing Convergence' and its benefits
This article from Rockwell Automation explains what is meant by 'Manufacturing Convergence' and looks at the four main industry drivers and how to apply the core automation disciplines.