With the implementation of the new Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC at the end of 2009, strict safety requirements regarding how fixed, adjustable or movable guards are fastened to machines will become mandatory.
Does this change affect your business?
If the answer is 'Yes', you will need a supplier of captive hardware that can offer you safe, reliable and cost-efficient fasteners that avoid the problems of lost, dropped or misplaced hardware.
Southco offers one of the most extensive portfolios of access hardware, including over 50,000 standard catalogue products. Two of Southco's most impressive ranges are its quick-access fasteners and captive screws. Numerous styles are available, each with a variety of different head styles, materials and finishes. Southco says this enables it to supply fasteners for every panel fixing application.
Because of the heightened importance presented by the new Machinery Directive, Southco has prepared a special web page for captive fasteners.
MachineBuilding.net has published a free Guide to the New Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC.