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For more information on tec.nicum engineering services, please contact:

Devin Murray
Engineering Services Manager
Functional Safety Engineer  (TÜV Rheinland, #4274/11, Machinery)
914-419-3731
dmurray@schmersal.com

 

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Technical Services - tec.nicum Consultation

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.. 

 

Services offered:

Collaborative Robot Risk Analysis

Based on requirements from ISO/TS 15066 & ISO 10218

Risk assessments are the starting point to any machine safeguarding initiative, even when the application involves inherently safe by design equipment such as a collaborative robot. It is important to note that the use of an inherently safe collaborative robot does not automatically equate to a safe application. This is because the application as a whole must be evaluated which includes the environment, scope of work defined for the robot and human operator, material being handled, etc.
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Technical support

The experts at tec.nicum can provide expertise and experience for every life-cycle phase of machine and plant construction. We provide information on the applicable regulations and norms on machine and industrial safety and, make recommendations on the relevant norm-compliant protective equipment. 

tec.nicum employees are available to their customers on an hourly basis and provide support on your premises, by telephone, or online.


Risk analysis (customer specific)

tec.nicum carries out technical safety inspections on existing machines, systems and product lines. Where adjustments are required to ensure the machines meet the working directives for health, safety and the environment and specific national legislation, tec.nicum can provide recommendations. 

For old or modified machines and systems, the tec.nicum engineers evaluate whether the current system or the modifications made will satisfy the applicable technical safety requirements. 

When evaluating machines from the operator’s perspective, tec.nicum proceeds as follows:

■ Analysis of existing documentation
■ Description of the machines and the processes
■ Checklist of mandatory criteria to be fulfilled

 

Risk analysis to ISO 12100

Based on ISO 12100, the tec.nicum specialists carry out risk analysis and a comprehensive assessment of all hazards relating to the machines and systems. They also analyze machines for conformity with the applicable standards and norms.

Based on the results of these investigations, we develop recommendations and corrective action, in order to ensure that the machines comply with the various applicable guidelines. 

All the results of the investigations are compiled into a comprehensive final report. Priority is given to an optimum balance between appropriate safety and maintaining maximum productivity.

■ Risk analysis in accordance with ISO 12100, which serves as the basis for the relevant national standards
■ Identification and assessment of risks and hazards
■ Reference to functional safety
■ Reference to applicable legal regulations, e. g. by means of (standardized) norms
■ Working out a plan of action to minimize risk

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Technical documentation

The production and maintenance of technical documents is a major principle of machine and industrial safety. Modern 
quality processes are based on a seamless chain of documentation, which represents a key element of product and 
process safety, accident prevention and for clarifying liability issues in the event of an accident.

In order to make this process as efficient as possible, tec.nicum develops the necessary technical documentation based on the information provided by the customer. This can contain the following:

■ Checklists based on product standards
■ Risk analysis
■ Evaluation of proposed solutions
■ Electrical wiring diagrams including pneumatic and hydraulic processes where applicable
■ Electrical measurements
■ Design and validation of safety functions and systems
■ Technical data, tables, manuals and maintenance schedules
■ Drafting of a conformity recommendation. e. g. CE in accordance with the European Machinery Directive


Compliance

Manufacturers wishing to sell machines in specific regions of the world are subject to the local regional trading and quality requirements and increasing requirements in terms of safety technology. In Europe, this is expressed in Machinery Directive 2006/42/EU. Evidence is provided by complying with EU conformity and the associated CE mark, which is considered a “passport for machines and systems“.