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Functional machine safety is a complex field of activity: mrl news provides information and news on all aspects of this topic, such as innovations in safety systems and safety switchgear, changes in standards and directives, comments and tips for practical implementation and much more.

 

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mrl news

Issue 2023.02

Content

 

  • Editorial: New challenges — from collaborative robots to cyber security
  • UK to retain European CE mark even post-Brexit
  • Design and construction of a collaborative robotized cell
  • Turnkey solutions — the key to success
  • Challenges and opportunities when accessing machines remotely
  • New automation and safety solutions for intralogistics
  • Definition of the term “substantial modification” in the MR
  • Staff reinforcement for tec.nicum
  • The 2024 seminar program of the tec.nicum academy

mrl news

Issue 2023.01

Content

 

  • Editorial: New developments – new rules – new products
  • New Machinery Regulation published
  • Schmersal introduces digital operating instructions
  • Safe maintenance on machines
  • Requirements and standards for hygiene-compliant food processing machinery
  • Major changes in the new ISO 13849
  • Fault exclusions in the control cabinet
  • Semiconductor shortage and the selection of safety switchgear
  • The 2023 seminar program of the tec.nicum academy

mrl news

Issue 2022.02

Content

 

  • Editorial Wind of change
  • tec.nicum with a new Design
  • Safety Requirements in Battery Production
  • Standards within the Scope of the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC
  • Series Connection of Sensors with Regard to Fault Detection
  • Interesting Aspects of the new EU Machinery Directive from a Manufacturer‘s Point of View
  • Practical Application of new Standards based on a Project Example
  • European Union presents a Draft AI Directive
  • Two new Sector Managers join the Schmersal Group
  • The 2022/2023 Seminar Program of the tec.nicum Academy

mrl news

Issue 2022.01

Content

 

  • Editorial: Everything remains in the flow
  • TÜV Rheinland issues first UKCA certificate for Schmersal
  • Placing machines on the market in the USA
  • Which consequences have modifications on used machines?
  • Machinery Directive becomes Machinery Ordinance
  • Safety-related integration of automated guided vehicles (AGVs)
  • New tec.nicum seminar: Machinery CE Expert®
  • The tec.nicum academy seminar programme for 2022/23

mrl news

Issue 2021.02

Content

 

  • Editorial: There are many ways to a safe machine
  • Anniversary: Five years of tec.nicum
  • Why manipulation protection is important
  • Safety solutions to prevent unexpected start-up
  • Placing products on the UK market after Brexit
  • Risk assessment in accordance with the Industrial Safety Regulation - mandatory or optional
  • Safety control technology on smaller machinery: integrated or separated
  • The tec.nicum academy seminar programme for 2021/22

mrl news

Issue 2021.01

Content

 

  • Editorial: New solutions for the safety of machinery, occupational H & S and infection prevention
  • Revision of EN ISO 14119
  • New statistics from the German Federal Institute for Occupational H & S
  • Guest article: EN 60204-1: Aspects from practice in relation to 'earthing'
  • White paper: Practical safety solution for setup operation
  • Testing of active optoelectronic protective devices
  • New products and services for infection prevention from Schmersal
  • The tec.nicum academy seminar programme for 2021

mrl news

Issue 2020.02

Content

 

  • Editorial: Occupational safety during the coronavirus pandemic
  • New: tec.nicum Support Ticket
  • Seminars from the tec.nicum academy
  • Industrial robot safety – what’s new?
  • tec.nicum now offering companies risks assessment for infection prevention
  • Lived practice rather than grey theory
  • Risk assessments made easy

mrl news

Issue 2020.01

Content

 

  • Editorial – Practical tips and new discoveries
  • tec.nicum on tour – Dates for 2020
  • Modular safety solution for food processing machines
  • Overtravel time measurements as a service
  • Error tolerance in machine safety – White paper from ZVEI points to new pathways
  • Things to consider when compiling instructions for use

mrl news

Issue 2019

Content

 

  • Editorial
  • Machine safety and product liability
  • Fixed-position safety – two-handed switches in accordance with DIN EN ISO 13851:2019-11
  • Validation in accordance with DIN EN ISO 13849-2
  • DIN EN ISO 14119
  • tec.nicum on tour - dates for 2020

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