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18.11.2015

tec.nicum: Machine safety from A to Z

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Wuppertal/Nuremberg, 24 November 2015. For machine safety, a whole array of standards and regulations have to be taken into consideration, which are also subject to an ongoing process of change. This is a challenge, particularly for small and medium-sized companies. These do not always have the resources to employ specialists to deal intensively with the topic of standards. Here, an important aspect of tec.nicum’s performance spectrum is the tec.nicum academy: It offers a comprehensive programme providing details about directives and standards in general as well as in application-specific contexts.

Individual consultation regarding currently applicable legislation as well as the selection of protective equipment conforming with the relevant standards respectively is provided to machine manufacturers by tec.nicum consulting. Furthermore, experts from this segment perform safety-related inspections on existing machines and systems which become necessary, for example, when companies are taken over or sites are relocated. Even risk assessments that operators of machines have to carry out on a regular basis due to the latest amendment of the industrial safety regulations are included in the services offered by tec.nicum consulting. Manufacturers wishing to distribute new machines within the EU must provide evidence of CE conformity, expressed through the CE mark. The technical documentation required to do this as well as all other requisite preparations for EU declaration of conformity is likewise a service offered by tec.nicum consulting –for markets around the world.

The development of new and also the modification of existing machines and systems requires careful planning. tec.nicum engineering supports the client from the outset to develop the best possible design – even from the aspect of machine safety. Specialists in this segment accompany the whole process, from initial planning talks to the definition of requisite safety equipmentAnd to safety testing and inspection of the overall installation as well as the handover of the complete project documentation. The aim here is to create a safe working environment for all kinds of users and, at the same time, to achieve optimum productivity of the systems.

During the implementation of complex safety devices, special requirements of the respective area of industry must be taken into consideration. The experts at tec.nicum integration have built up extensive experience from projects in the packaging and food industry, automotive construction, paper manufacture, metal processing industry, chemicals and pharmaceuticals among many others. They install safety switchgear and sensors and, at the same time, take account of the demands on hygiene or explosive areas. Furthermore, they take responsibility for the configuration and assembly of optoelectronic safety products as well as parametrisation or programming of safety control systems. And, tec.nicum integration also carries out various measurements, among which are stopping time measurements as well as measurements prescribed within the scope of occupational safety on light intensity, noise, electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and vibrations.

Detailed information about the performance spectrum of tec.nicum can be found in the brochure “tec.nicum – Services covering the whole spectrum of machine safety”, which can be downloaded here.

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