Category Archives: Technical Information

How To Define The Value Of Intangible Benefits

  Calculating ROI is needed to validate any project but often this is not as easy as it appears on the surface. Often companies start and stop by thinking in terms of ‘how much paid staff time will this project … Continue reading

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2 Ways to Measure the Productivity, Effectiveness or Efficiency of your Machinery or Factory

With productivity being a hot topic at the moment it’s important to know how to calculate the productivity of your machinery and factory to enable you to implement and track productivity improvements. This article covers two productivity calculations.  The first … Continue reading

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Requirements in a Machine Control Panel

As technology advances and control systems become increasingly sophisticated, so do the regulations and requirements that machine control panels have to comply with, in order to meet safety standards and minimise risk of injuries or accidents. Perhaps the single most … Continue reading

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Machinery Safety Distance Calculations

Hazards must come to a safe state prior to an operator reaching the hazard.  For safety distance calculations, ISO 13855 defines the distance as follows: S=K x T + C Where: S is the minimum safe distance from the danger zone … Continue reading

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ATEX and IC Equipment Groups

The table below shows ATEX and IC Equipment Groups.

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