Running machine costs cleaning employee’s life

News that has not only shocked Tyrol: A man is killed in a work-related accident. The reason: the machine on which he was carrying out cleaning work was not switched off during his work. Not only should this not have happened, it could have been avoided.

Additional aspects in risk assessment

Not only have we had the hottest years since the weather was recorded, but also an accumulation of violent thunderstorms and rainfalls in the form of hail and torrential rain. Even tornadoes are being sighted more and more frequently. What demands do these weather phenomena make on the safety of your machines and systems?

Cheers to the digital transformation

Digital Transformation, Block Chain, Big Data, Industry 4.0. Once a term has been published, the next one is already appearing. And before you even know what it means, you have to ask yourself new questions.

Functional Safety

With Industry 4.0, new technologies have also found their way into everyday working life. Humans and machines are working together closer and closer and production processes are becoming increasingly networked.

The 5 golden rules of safe maintenance

The chapter “Maintenance” is an integral part of operating instructions. In the case of extensive regular work, the machine often even comes with its own maintenance instructions. Components must be oiled or checked at a weekly basis in accordance with the maintenance schedule.

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.

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