QA präsentiert Maschinenrichtlinie

Success Story

QA informs about the new EC machin­ery directive

Qual­i­ty Automa­tion GmbH suc­ceed­ed for anoth­er time in invit­ing many cus­tomers to a free of charge road show in their office.

The event which was the sec­ond of this year´s pre­sen­ta­tion series was well vis­it­ed. As the first road show deals with the analy­sis of profibus prob­lems now the con­se­quence of the new EC machin­ery direc­tive was explained by Mr. Springsguth, Mr. Süsel­beck und Mr. Knauf of QA´s sys­tem part­ner Mit­subishi Elec­tric Europe. The back­ground and the legal sit­u­a­tion as well as the risk analy­sis and the prac­ti­cal imple­men­ta­tion were the top­ics. The most impor­tant item – and as it turns out only a few per­sons are aware of that – becomes valid on 31.12.2009. It does not only define to fix and imple­ment a safe­ty step but also to doc­u­ment that so that it will be com­pre­hen­si­ble for every­one – but also to be on the safe side regard­ing law in case of damage.

Which of the new stan­dards must be applied in a par­tic­u­lar case?
EN62061 or ISO13849‑1?

With­in both stan­dards a dif­fer­ent method for the eval­u­a­tion of a safe­ty func­tion is indeed applied but the results can be con­vert­ed into one anoth­er. Fur­ther­more, some vis­i­tors do not know that an orig­i­nal oper­at­ing instruc­tion in offi­cial lan­guage must be avail­able and that every plant needs an EC con­for­mi­ty dec­la­ra­tion includ­ing CE con­for­mi­ty mark when it is put in cir­cu­la­tion at the lat­est. The miss­ing of doc­u­ments like the EC con­for­mi­ty dec­la­ra­tion is accus­able and can lead to the result that the equip­ment will be kept in cus­toms clear­ance until the miss­ing doc­u­ments are received.

Contact Person
QA Mitarbeiter Andreas Limpens
Andreas Limpens
Electrical Designer
Specializations: Electrical Engineering, Construction Management

In total all visitiors are satisfied with the dealt information. Besides that the discussions during the breaks and after the road show were of highest interest for the attendants.



Reiner Süselbeck
Key Account Manager Motion Systems and Drives

Joerg Springsguth
Kunden-Technologie-Center Nord

Stefan Knauf
Product Manager