Insufficient safety practises can ultimately lead to injuries or worse, fatalities. Machine Safety doesn't just happen, it is engineered by using approved products, conducting risk assessments and designing to international standards which are relative and legislative. As industrial capacity increases the need for clear and defined safety also increases. Standards are updated and new products developed, staying up to date ensures both plant and personnel are adequately protected
Whether discovering application solutions, quoting standards or sharing safe working practices, this hub is the place to find and post information on all things relating to industrial safety. Come back for regular updates.
Sponsored by SMC
March 17, 2017 09:34
Electronic components are highly sensitive parts. Not using the right equipment can negatively impact quality and create huge costs for the electronics manufacturing industry. Read how ionizers can reduce the risk of damaged parts massivly
April 24, 2018 14:43
Highly effective safety is sometimes delivered by the simplest of means. For example, lockout tagout is sometimes a much-overlooked application, but is critical to delivering safe working practices.
Questions & Answers
Looking for a solution to a design conundrum? Browse our Arduino questions and find the best answers, as voted for by our community.
You don’t have to be an expert to answer a question, in the DesignSpark community you can offer assistance and answer community questions whatever your skill level.
Looking for answers to those questions you just can’t find an answer too?
Why not ask our community for help?
Latest Activity Stream
Can you provide some more details regarding what electric rods and what you are doing with them.
Hi @JoniMcDonough, thanks for adding content, however just to inform for future updates, general news and new product releases should be communicated using our Add a News Item function. Articles are for...
Interesting stuff Greig, on the subject of locking down those isolation points, I've noticed on my travels this company (amongst others) https://noke.com/pages/industries, this company produces Bluetooth...
There is a very good analysis of possible scenarios here: http://www.machinebuilding.net/ta/t0997.htm
Read about the components you will need and the steps required to configure a Guardlink safety technology system.
Guardlink is a new safety linking technology which provides safety and real-time diagnostic information for safety-related control systems, where traditionally, safety input devices have been connected in series.
You can find the right technical solution to cover all possible sources of danger in electrical installations here!
1 Answers 1 Upvotes
Cost-effective, easy-to-use safety controller for smaller machines replaces the functionality of two or more safety relay modules and features an intuitive user interface and advanced diagnostic capabilities.
Fighting fire: how modern circuit protection and IoT connectivity protect end users and their installations
Explosions and fire can occur in electrical installations if proper precautions are neglected. In this article we consider 3 among the most common causes of electrically ignited fire, and focus on the latest solutions to mitigate such hazards.
It’s common knowledge that manufacturing activities can bring a high risk of injury.
LOTO, Lock Out - Tag Out, is a procedure that makes dangerous situations manageable for recurring work tasks on machinery and equipment. Our newest blog reflects gives you a first hand inside into this american based safety procedure.
If you are an application engineer, systems integrator, developer, safety specialist or machine safety expert, you can qualify for the "Certified Functional Safety Application Expert (CFSAE) - SGS-TÜV Saar". SICK UK are running a course in Nov 18.
Discover everything you need to know about our roll printers and how easy they make your life roll...