Light curtains: a deceptive feeling of security

They are used in every industrial production plant and most people appreciate them very much. And rightly so. Light curtains and other optical protective devices from the category of active opto-electronic protective devices (AOPD) offer many advantages. They often reliably secure the so-called machine operator interfaces, guaranteeing good process times and simple handling.

Evaluating risks – how it’s done!

Many criteria must be met to market a machine in Europe. Rightly, because at the end it’s not just about efficiency, productivity and a positive ROI but also about ensuring safety. We know this isn’t always easy – with Hazard Rating Numbers we introduce a risk assessment procedure.

LOTO on the rise

More and more, mostly internationally operating companies, are implementing the LOTO process, originating from the USA, to secure energy for recurring work. Not only the acceptance is growing steadily, but also the benefits become more and more clear. Maintenance, but safe!

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 or measures which have been described, do not even exist. To avoid this, we show you the five most common deficiencies. 

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