DesignSpark Electrical Logolinkedin
Menu Search
Ask a Question

Machine Safety

Arduino

In the industrial world of today there is one thing that stands head and shoulders above all else, SAFETY. Whether this is safety relating to machines, industrial processes or right through to personal protection equipment, the need to comply has never been greater.

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

article
GreigRS

Machine Safety

April 24, 2018 14:43

Lock out tag out - LOTO for machine safety

Highly effective safety is sometimes delivered by the simplest of means. For example, Lock Out Tag Out is sometimes a much-overlooked application, but is critical to delivering safe working practices.

0 comments
Related Image
article
HeikoL

Electronics Design

March 17, 2017 09:34

Static electricity costs the industry billions of dollars per year!

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

0 comments
Related Image

Questions & Answers

Find solutions

Looking for a solution to a design conundrum? Browse our Arduino questions and find the best answers, as voted for by our community.

Answer questions

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.

Ask a question

Looking for answers to those questions you just can’t find an answer too?
Why not ask our community for help?

Latest Activity Stream

Comments
article
3M

Machine Safety

April 27, 2018 10:35

How 3M is making the workplace safer.

Work-related illness and injuries resulted in 31.2 million lost working days in 2016/17. To tackle this major challenge to industry, 3M offers innovative workplace safety solutions and has a team of Applications Engineers on hand to provide training.

0 comments
Related Image
article

Machine Safety

April 24, 2018 14:43

Lock out tag out - LOTO for machine safety

Highly effective safety is sometimes delivered by the simplest of means. For example, Lock Out Tag Out is sometimes a much-overlooked application, but is critical to delivering safe working practices.

1 comments
Related Image
article

Vibration Solutions from Trelleborg

Leading the way on expert polymer technologies Trelleborg have a solution for every noise or vibration problem in the industrial field. Over 100 years of experience with globally recognised names Novibra and Metalastik as their foundation for quality

0 comments
Related Image
article

Machine Safety

February 27, 2018 12:54

The Five most common Mistakes when creating Risk Assessments

In practice, we often look at risk assessments which have plenty of discrepancies. When we compare the documentation with the delivered products, we often find danger points which have not been taken into account.

0 comments
Related Image
article

Machine Safety

February 1, 2018 12:42

Siemens has started the phase out of their 3TK28 safety relays

3TK28 safety relays are about to be phased-out. Implement your new safety applications quickly, efficiently and easily with 3SK safety relays.

0 comments
Related Image
article

Machine Safety

November 2, 2017 15:17

Top 5 Reasons why you need DesignSpark Safety

DesignSpark Safety is a cloud-based software, created to help machine builders and designers assess safety risks and to ultimately comply with CE standards and directives.

0 comments
Related Image
article

Machine Safety

October 31, 2017 13:46

CE-CON and DesignSpark bring you DS Safety

CE-CON and DesignSpark have decided to join forces offering a great new cloud-based software that helps to take the sting out of the daunting risk assessment process, aptly named DesignSpark Safety. We talk to CE-CON, who tell us how they came to be.

0 comments
Related Image
article

Machine Safety

October 31, 2017 13:46

Do you Design Safety as Standard?

Designing workplace machinery that is safe is of paramount concern to both the manufacturers of the machinery and the users of the end product. What can be done to help?

0 comments
Related Image
article

Machine Safety

October 17, 2017 14:07

Don’t lift to listen in Noisy Environments – use Peltor III

Noise induced hearing loss can affect anyone and at any age, so when using hearing protection don’t be tempted to “lift” the earmuff to listen, as this can allow in dangerous noises!

0 comments
Related Image
article

Machine Safety

October 2, 2017 15:45

Designed to save lives, but destined to kill

We tend to accept that machines designed to help treat illnesses and disease are safe, but that wasn't always the case...

0 comments
Related Image
article

Machine Safety

October 2, 2017 15:42

The Herald of Free Enterprise, a tragic lesson in the assumption of safety

It was just over 30 years ago when the Herald of Free Enterprise tragically capsized just after leaving ZeeBrugge harbour. What could have been done to prevent such an event?

0 comments
Related Image