Safebook 4 - machinery safety guidance from Rockwell Automation

17 May 2011

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Safebook 4 - machinery safety guidance from Rockwell AutomationRockwell Automation has published Safebook 4 - Principles of Machine Safety: Legislation, Theory and Practice, which is an updated version of its popular Safebook series. It now incorporates more information on two functional safety standards – EN ISO 13849-1 and EN 62061 (IEC 62061) – that can be referenced instead of EN 954-1, the old machinery safety standard that will cease to provide a presumption of conformity to the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC at the end of 2011. In addition, Safebook 4 includes application examples with Performance Level calculations, guidance on the principles of machine safety, a list of relevant standards, and it describes methods of implementing safety-related control systems on machinery.

Running to 150 A5 pages, Safebook 4 covers the following topics:

  • International and regional regulations
  • Relevant standards for machinery safety
  • Safety strategy
  • Risk assessment
  • Protective measures and complimentary equipment
  • Safety distance calculations
  • Prevention of unexpected power-up
  • Structure of safety-related control systems
  • Functional safety of control systems
  • System design according to IEC/EN 6206
  • System design according to EN ISO 13849-1:2008
  • Sistema calculation example

Rockwell Automation is making a major effort to help machine builders and system integrators comply with the requirements of the new Machinery Directive and to help them migrate from EN 954-1 to the functional safety standards EN ISO 13849-1 and EN (IEC) 62061. As well as Safebook 4, the company is also offering White Papers, videos, technical publications, and machine-level software and Sistema-compatible library files. Rockwell Automation says it aims be the 'one-stop choice for all things relating to machine safety' – plus the company has a number of trained and accredited safety engineers who can provide detailed technical assistance to customers, without charging for these valuable consultancy and engineering services.

Follow the link to request a hard copy or download a PDF of Safebook 4.

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