Machine safety is a challenging and multi-layered topic, which presents real challenges not only to machine builders but also safety engineers. During the selection of safety equipment, consideration has to be given to technical aspects as well as applicable regulations and substantiated standards. This complexity often requires extensive specialist knowledge.
tec.nicum offers a broad range of safety engineering services – with core competencies arranged in four pillars:
The tec.nicum academy offers a series of safety training courses designed to educate people on machine guarding practices and principles consistent with current national and international machine safety standards. Courses are offered in our North American headquarters in Hawthorne, NY and at various locations around the country throughout the year. We can also tailor the content and duration of sessions to focus specifically on a customer‘s needs for in-house presentation. Get more information on the courses we offer.
Our experts carry out risk assessments to identify hazards relating to machines. We can provide technical safety inspections on existing machines, systems and product lines, and produce documentation on the machines inspected. We provide information on the applicable regulations and norms on machine and industrial safety, and can provide recommendations the implementation of compliant protective equipment.
We can provide expertise for every life-cycle phase of machine and plant construction, involved in the design of new machinery and process, and the retrofitting of safety functions during the modernization of older machines. We also perform stop time measurements to calculate safety distances for various guarding systems and carry out the validation of safety functions and provide necessary documentation (validation plan, fault lists, calculations, etc.).
Our specialists are involved with the planning of fixed or moving protective equipment or complete machine housings tailored to the individual requirements of the respective industry and the relevant company. Through our nationwide network of integrators, we oversee the installation of individual safety components, including wiring, configuration of programming, and integration of safety controllers and safety PLC.
SCHMERSAL tec.nicum offers customers a product and manufacturer-neutral consultation on all the latest statutory guidelines and assist them in designing their machines and workplaces to be safer places. Each of the engineers performing these services is a TUV Certified Functional Safety Engineer for Machinery who is experienced in machine risk assessment, training, and integration.
A new 12 page brochure highlights the services that Tec.nicum offers in the US and Canada.
For more information please contact:
Engineering Services Manager