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Helping industry prepare for the change to the Machinery Directive
January 1st 2012 is a big day for anyone involved in building or supplying machinery as it represents a significant change in machinery safety standards. This is the day the European Machinery Directive no longer references EN 954-1 as a safety standard. Anyone using EN 954-1 to show conformity may have to rectify their Declaration of Conformity. With our help you can implement and embrace the new standards and make them work to your advantage.
As part of its comprehensive package of safety product, services and solutions, Rockwell Automation has published an updated version of its popular Safebook series. Titled 'Safebook 4 - Principles of Machine Safety: Legislation, Theory and Practice', this updated booklet now incorporates more information on two standards - EN ISO 13849-1 and IEC/EN 62061 - which can be referenced instead of EN 954-1, application examples with performance level calculations and offers guidance on the principles of machine safety, relevant standards and methods of safety implementation.
In a handy A5 size, it gives an overview of many facets of safety including:
Safebook 4 is just part of the total safety offering from Rockwell Automation. The company is putting significant budget and resources behind a strategy aimed at assisting companies to address the new legislation.
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