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Services for machine safety at the highest level - that is our claim. With the 7 new safety modules, we accompany you on the way to CE certification: regardless of the technology. Because over 100,000 work accidents per year, more than half in the production sector, are too many.
First step: recognize and anticipate dangers
STOP – DANGER! Every machine / incomplete machine harbors dangers that must be recognized and averted long before it can be used. A detailed risk assessment is therefore required by law. But where exactly are these risks hidden and what eventualities can be expected? Festo supports the project in identifying and evaluating dangers to the safety of people and machines – the basis for a comprehensive safety concept.
Danger recognized – danger averted
On the basis of the risk assessment / machine analysis, measures must be taken that minimize the dangers for man and machine. Festo works with the customer to develop the optimal security design – regardless of technology and manufacturer. The result is a binding, signed safety concept: a compulsory component on the way to the CE marking and a safe machine.
Machine safety in figures
How safe is my machine? The performance level is an important indicator. From the sensor to the control technology to the actuator: all risks and the corresponding safety functions are included in the calculation of the performance level. Festo's experts carry out the manufacturer-independent data research and calculate the performance level using the Sistema software – the basis of all good documentation and another major step towards obtaining the CE marking.
Document – don't lose
Comprehensive documentation of risks and the measures taken to mitigate them is crucial – especially if something does happen. Well-done documentation is a central building block for safeguarding its creator. It is not for nothing that it is said among machine safety specialists that "who writes, stays". It is therefore all the more important that the documentation contains all relevant information and the corresponding evidence. Everything in - everything on? Festo's experts check technical documentation and operating instructions for completeness and formal correctness.
Final checked safety
What happens, for example, if the operator reaches into the running machine, if the power is suddenly cut or if the robot's control system fails? Does the safety concept work, and above all: have all measures really been implemented as intended? Festo ensures reliable validation of the safety functions on completed machines and incomplete machines – including a signed, binding protocol. An independent final check by certified machine safety experts.
Is everything still "safe"?
Have changes been made to an existing machine during its lifetime? Does the safety concept meet today's requirements, or has the legal framework changed significantly? Existing machines can quickly become a risk for the worker and the operator of the system. Festo's specialists check existing machines for compliance with the current legal requirements – including a binding, signed protocol. This is the ideal basis for drawing up a new safety concept.
Machine safety – what matters
Machine safety is a highly complex subject. Legal requirements, technical know-how and resourceful ideas for the most possible economical solutions – how do you reconcile all this? Festo knows how, and passes on this knowledge in customer-specific workshops: training courses that are precisely tailored to the needs of the participants can be held on site, as in-house workshops on the machine, if desired.
Further training and the motivation of employees to engage in lifelong learning make a significant contribution to sustainable corporate success.
The individual aspects of machine safety are already taught in many courses, but there is often a lack of networked thinking and competent weighing of the different approaches to solving tasks. This seminar teaches exactly this, so that the quality of the result is in the foreground, regardless of the technology.
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact our machine safety experts! (email@example.com)
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