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Southern Manufacturing

Farnborough, Hants(GU14 6TQ)

20/04/2021 - 22/04/2021

Southern Manufacturing and Electronics is the most comprehensive annual industrial exhibition in the (more)

PPMA Show 2021

NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

28/09/2021 - 30/09/2021

PPMA Show 2021 will be the UK’s largest ever event dedicated to state-of-the-art processing and (more)

Advanced Engineering 2021

NEC Birmingham(B40 1NT)

03/11/2021 - 04/11/2021

Join us in our 12th and most important edition to date, as we invite engineers and management from all (more)

Better to be EcoSafe than sorry

Better to be EcoSafe than sorry Bosch Rexroth’s EcoSafe system meets the most stringent guarding legislation (EN292, 294 and 811), and for the Manufacturing Engineering team’s requirements it meant that their system conformed to the Machinery Directive. In advance of full production the EcoSafe system was tested on-site by having a robot crashed deliberately into it: the protective barrier deformed within acceptable limits. One of the major advantages of the EcoSafe protective barrier system is that it is made from aluminium and its anodised surfaces offer the clean finish preferred in modern manufacturing environments. When compared with heavy, cumbersome and corrosion-prone traditional steel guarding the system has numerous benefits. EcoSafe’s modular, durable, bolt-together design eliminates the need for welding, painting, special tooling and skilled labour. The bolted design allows for rapid assembly, disassembly and re-use. The lightweight, modular EcoSafe system is quick and easy to install and is also simple to reconfigure when a robot needs to be taken out for maintenance or for when the entire line needs to be reconfigured to accommodate a productivity gain. Having designed an EcoSafe installation, assembly couldn’t be simpler. After marking the perimeter on the floor the support posts are anchored, ‘hook and hang’ brackets are installed and screwed into place.
 

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