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tec.nicum engineering services
tec.nicum is the service division of the Schmersal Group.
For challenging technical issues, more and more companies are seeking advice from qualified specialists. In the Schmersal Group, tec.nicum has been developed to provide services relating to machine and plant safety. The specialists at tec.nicum have hands-on practical expertise in the field of safety technology thanks to many years of experience from working with machine builders, facility engineers, along with various associations and institutions.
tec.nicum offers customers a product and manufacturer-neutral consultation on all the latest statutory guidelines and assists in designing machines and workplaces to be safer places.
tec.nicum offers a broad range of safety engineering services – with core competencies arranged in four modules:
Training and seminars
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.
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.
Design, planning and programming
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.).
Implementation and assembly
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.