The Department of Labour recorded 26 fatalities in the manufacturing sector between 2005 and 2010. Editor Stefan Richter asked Tony Catterson, Pilz Safe Automation’s NZ Manager, where these alarming numbers come from and what to do about it.
Those who design new machinery or make electrical/control systems modifications to existing machine need to be aware of changes that have occurred with the Machinery Directive and standards that influence AS 4024:2006.
Condition monitoring can provide the necessary data to identify and deal with the root cause of a problem. Editor Stefan Richter talked to Clyde Volpe from the Vibration Institute of Australia about reliability maintenance.