The new regulations affect firms and end-users producing machinery and equipment. As a prerequisite for joining the global market, all machine manufacturers must consider machine safety and control reliability when designing their machinery and equipment.
The main force behind this international security effort is the Machinery Directive 2006 / 42 / EC, which relates to the safety of all machinery and equipment manufactured for use in the European Union and the European Economic Area. This directive obliges machinery manufacturers to comply with CE marking on their products.
Although this regulation is of European origin, this safety-related directive affects machinery and equipment manufacturers, end-users and multinational companies everywhere.
By machine is meant the whole of the associated parts or components which are brought together for a particular application, in particular for operation, acting with at least one of the appropriate actuator, control and power circuits. This definition also includes a group of machines operating as a whole and equipment that changes the function of a machine. Therefore, the manufacturing companies that make production within this scope must comply with the requirements of the machinery directive.
In our country, the Machinery Safety Regulation (2006 / 42 / AT) has been issued by the Ministry of Industry and Trade based on the mentioned directive. According to this regulation, when properly installed, maintained and used as intended, machines must not harm human health and safety and, if appropriate, property and pets. In this case, however, it is possible to offer the machines to consumers. For this purpose, the Regulation describes the basic safety conditions that must be complied with during the design and production phase and the conformity assessment processes to be complied with and regulates the minimum criteria to be considered in the appointment of notified bodies to conduct conformity assessment.
The Machinery Directive 2006 / 42 / EC stipulates that only companies producing machinery and equipment for the European Union market must use the CE mark. Companies that produce independent components and equipment that do not have an independent energy source may not need marking.
The main purpose of the Machinery Directive is to ensure the health and safety of employees, particularly in relation to the risks arising from the use of machinery. The adverse consequences of many accidents caused by direct machine use can be avoided by safe machine design, production, installation and maintenance.
One of the basic requirements of the Machinery Directive is to install one or more emergency stop devices on each machine in order to avoid real or potential hazards for safety reasons. It is also necessary to identify hazards, assess risk and take measures to improve reliability and comply with standards to reduce the likelihood of failure.
In short, the Machinery Directive is the most comprehensive directive for machines. All machines marketed in the European Union and the European Economic Area must meet certain safety requirements.
The Machinery Directive also covers certain machines, devices and applications that do not fall within its scope. It includes other directives, such as the Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Directive and the Low Voltage Directive, and the directives for batteries, explosive atmospheres and simple pressure vessels, as well as the directives for personal protective equipment and hazardous substances.
For all electrically controlled machines, the following safety standards are in principle: TS EN ISO 12100: 2010 Safety in machines - General principles for design - Risk assessment and risk reduction.
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