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07 December 2017

The only true way of gauging and managing vibration for the prevention of Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) and Whole Body Vibration (WBV) is measurement according to Shawcity.

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04 December 2017

Castell, a leader in trapped key interlocking technology, has launched its first digital key exchange box.

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07 December 2017

SICK claims to have has set new standards in the use of multiple light beams to safeguard the area surrounding hazardous machinery with the launch of the deTem Core family of safety light curtains for applications up to SIL3 / PL ‘e’ (Type 4).

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22 November 2017

Schmersal will be exhibiting at SPS IPC Drives in Nuremberg (Hall 9, Stand 460) between 28th and 30th November 2017 and will be showing new safety light barriers and safety light grids in its SLC/SLG 240 COM range

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09 November 2017

Health, safety and environmental training specialist RRC International has been chosen by NEBOSH to help pilot the NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Process Safety Management.

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09 November 2017

The new VIPDLOKPRO kits from Martindale Electric are designed to include everything you need for safe isolation.

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09 November 2017

Fortress Interlocks has brought out two new slimline modules for its amGardpro range of interlock safety gate switches: a slimline solenoid switch body and a slimline option pod body.

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09 November 2017

The Schmersal Group is showcasing its first ‘Safety to Cloud’ solution at SPS IPC Drives.

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06 December 2017

A new model has joined Demag Cranes & Components' DCM-Pro Manulift range to accommodate increased load capacities. The DC 5 Manulift allows users of Demag chain hoists to handle loads weighing up to 500kg simply and safely.

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20 October 2017

The AZM201 solenoid interlock with door handle actuator is now available with built-in RFID technology.

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23 October 2017

ABB is embedding extended safety I/Os within its series of robot controllers to improve the flexibility, safety and reliability of  collaboration  between robots and people.

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20 September 2017

In response to customer demand, Wieland Electric has developed the new samos PLAN 6 project planning tool, a user friendly programming software with the option of automatic or manual configuration.

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03 October 2017

The Schmersal Group is exhibiting safety systems for complete plants and complex machinery at this year’s Motek exhibition in Stuttgart, Germany.

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18 October 2017

A manufacturer of machine operating elements – Elesa – has a specialist package of safety-related components designed for machine guarding and operation in the manufacturing arena

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01 August 2017

ifm’s SmartPLC combines a safety PLC and a standard PLC in one housing.

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02 August 2017

As production processes become increasingly automated and robots play a larger role on the production line, manufacturers need to find more ways to maintain a safe work environment. The new Allen-Bradley GuardShield 450L safety light curtain system from Rockwell Automation is a flexible, cost-effective solution that enhances safety while improving productivity through transceiver technology.

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04 August 2017

The Schmersal Group has launched a new generation of position switches, the PS range, which can be used both as complete devices and as modular units.

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04 August 2017

Kee Safety has adjusted the design of its Kee Gate range to satisfy the requirements of BS EN ISO 14122-3:2016 Safety of Machinery – Permanent means of access to machinery – Part 3: Stairs, Stepladders and guard-rails. The new Kee Gate range retains the key elements of the company's existing safety gates, but has been modified to meet the BSI Standard.

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27 June 2017

The latest lock out kits from Martindale Electric have been designed to suit the needs of installers and maintenance teams working in a range of environments.

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FEATURES

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30 October 2017

The connected world of Industry 4.0’s smart factories adds a new dimension of complexity in terms of machinery safety challenges, as adaptive and dynamically configurable machines and machine modules allow unique combination of machines for higher efficiency and productivity on the shop floor. Paul Taylor, manager for Machinery Safety at TÜV SÜD Product Service, a global product testing and certification organisation, explains more

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28 April 2017

Modular aluminium profile systems, referred to by some as 'industrial Mecanno', are used widely throughout industry, retail and lifestyle applications. In this article MiniTec looks at the role the product plays in helping to keep keeping manufacturing operations safe

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27 April 2017

Paul Taylor, manager for machinery safety at TÜV SÜD Product Service, a global product testing and certification organisation, asks the question: 'How electrically safe is your machinery?'

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30 March 2017

When using modular safety systems it is essential to ensure that key features are considered in order to maximise the benefits, says Kevan Cowley of Wieland Electric

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17 March 2017

Workers can face serious or fatal injures if machinery starts up or 'energises' unexpectedly. To ensure worker safety, planned procedures for isolating and clearly labelling restricted machinery is critical. Niall Robinson, category buyer at Arco, explains how a Lockout Tagout procedure can help

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18 July 2016

Many machinery end-users upgrade existing equipment as no budget is available to invest in new systems. However, if substantial changes are made, a new conformity assessment may be required. Neil Dyson from TÜV SÜD Product Service, explains more

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18 July 2016

Machine safety is a key consideration in all modern plants, at every stage of a machine’s lifecycle: design, manufacture, installation, adjustment, operation, and maintenance. Martin Walder, VP Industry at Schneider Electric, explains more

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19 May 2016

Dr Martin Kidman, safety specialist of SICK, offers advice on how to ensure full compliance to machinery safety standards, using the example of safety laser scanners

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03 March 2016

It is common for machinery owners to assume that if their equipment has the CE marking then no further action is required. However, the Work Equipment Directive, which is implemented in the UK by the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER), applies to all work equipment regardless of its age, including equipment that carries the CE marking. Neil Dyson explains more

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12 May 2015

Zweifel Pomy-Chips near Zurich uses Pilz PSS 4000 automation systems to monitor and control the automation and safety functions on nine upgraded packaging lines for potato crisps.

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11 February 2015

Mark Smailes, MD of Safety Systems Technology, believes that obligations under PUWER are well accepted across industry. However he is concerned that some companies believe that it’s not necessary to update the control systems of work equipment in response to PUWER assessments – a belief he says has absolutely no justification and is potentially dangerous

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27 October 2014

Jean-Louis Evans, MD at TÜV SÜD Product Service, a global product testing and certification organisation, and at its sister company TÜV SÜD BABT, a radio and telecommunications certification body, explains why wireless modules mean new compliance requirements

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10 September 2014

In September 2014, the European Commission was due to give final approval for a new common global standard for fixed and movable guards. EN ISO 14120 (Safety of machinery - Guards - General requirements for the design and construction of fixed and movable guards) will replace EN 953. Paul Laidler, business director for machinery safety at TÜV SÜD Product Service, explains

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01 April 2014

A formal visual inspection of electrical equipment by a trained person forms a key part of equipment maintenance, as Jim Wallace of Seaward explains

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17 February 2014

Most palletiser-related injuries occur when people enter the machine and are trapped between its many parts. As palletisers transport a heavy and bulky load, operators are also exposed to potential hazards from loads falling off the moving pallets. Paul Laidler, business director for Machinery Safety at TÜV SÜD Product Service, explains more

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29 October 2013

Guards perform an indispensable function to minimise the risk of injury as well as meeting a multitude of regulatory requirements, as Paul Laidler, business director for machinery safety at TÜV SÜD Product Service, a global product testing and certification organisation, comments

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08 July 2013

Integrating machine protection doors into automated production areas can reduce the risk of accidents while boosting productivity, reports Christopher Knollys, managing director of sara LBS.

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17 April 2013

Jim Wallace of Seaward looks at the emphasis on risk assessment in the new IET Code of Practice for maintaining the safety of electrical equipment in the workplace

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04 March 2013

Walsall-based Presscare has succeeded in breathing new life into two 600t power presses for Covpress using Pilz PNOZ multi configurable safety relays with diagnostic operator screens - improving press reliability, output, operator usability and safety

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25 November 2016

Reach heights between 15.45m - 47.70m

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25 November 2016

Reach heights between 4.20m - 10.00m

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25 November 2016

Reach heights between 20.00m - 57.00m

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18 May 2016

Superbolt multi-jackbolt tensioners (MJTs) replace existing hex nuts. Only hand tools are required for installation and removal of any size tensioner. Safe, accurate and economical! We have a wide range of standard series, as well as an unlimited capacity to create special designs to meet your unique needs.

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18 May 2016

Flexnuts are used in combination with Superbolt tensioners and are designed to flex out at the bottom and flex in toward the top of the nut. This distributes the bolt load along many threads, adds elasticity, and prevents stress concentrations in the first few threads.

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25 November 2016

Reach heights between 20.0m - 47.7m

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23 June 2015

For industrial protection in any environment

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25 November 2016

Reach heights 3.60m - 5.10m

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25 November 2016

Lift heights between 4.03m – 16.7m

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18 May 2016

Nord-Lock washers secure bolted joints with tension instead of friction. It is a high quality product with documented success in many industries worldwide.

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18 May 2016

The Nord-Lock wheel nut safely secures wheels on on-road and off-road heavy vehicles by maintaining high clamping force even under extreme operating conditions.

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18 May 2016

The Nord-Lock X-series washer is an exceptional new product, giving customers extreme performance and safety, as well as the extra security of never having to risk making the wrong choice. With Nord-Lock X-series, we bring exciting new ideas to the bolt securing field that expand your design possibilities for excellent results.

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18 May 2016

Key features and benefits

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18 May 2016

Bolt style Superbolt multi-jackbolt tensioners (MJTs) replace existing studs or bolts. Ideal for applications with tapped holes, or where threading a stud into a nut would be impractical. The outside diameter is smaller than a nut type tensioner on a stud, allowing MJTs to fit into tighter areas.

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25 November 2016

Reach heights between 7.80m - 33.70m

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