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Verified Safety – Safe processes help to guarantee good quality

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How is the safety of machines and systems guaranteed? By using devices which are specially developed to provide protection against hazards in machines and systems. However, safety devices alone will not suffice: they also have to be used correctly. And not just when it comes to their configuration or programming. Safe operation is crucial at a much earlier stage: right at the start of the project. In order to guarantee safe and seamless processes, we need reliable sensors and systems. Even the quality assurance systems that accompany the development and implementation of safety concepts have to be reliable and transparent. Continue reading

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Six steps to a safe machine: New edition of the Guide for Safe Machinery

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The Guide for Safe Machinery from SICK is a practically orientated reference book for manufacturers, designers, system engineers and operating organizations responsible for machine safety. The new edition contains, among other topics, useful informations and support in the implementation of the new standard EN ISO 14119. This new standard contains specific requirements for selecting and using interlocking devices. Otto Görnemann, Manager Machine Safety & Regulations explains in SICKinsight what effect do the changes in this standard have for machine manufacturers. Continue reading