Rockwell Automation has released the latest version of its popular ‘Machinery Safebook’ publication, a guide to safety-related control systems for machinery.
Machinery Safebook 5 expands on previous versions with a host of new information, examples and calculations, maintaining and reinforcing its position as an invaluable, best-practice teaching and reference tool for anyone that needs to understand the landscape and principles of the functional safety of machinery.
This 146-page booklet has been authored by subject matter specialists and is structured into chapters, covering: regulations, standards, strategies, calculations, design concepts, application examples and tools.
New and revised content in ‘Machinery Safebook 5’ includes:
• Risk estimation changes: updated from ‘Safebook 4’, this will allow readers to select the approach they need from official published guides and standards.
• Risk graph: the probability of occurrence of a hazardous event has been introduced in accordance with the latest edition of EN ISO 13849-1, providing the possibility for decreasing the PLr by one level in some circumstances, depending on the foreseeable probability of occurrence.
• Subsystems: more description on subsystems is now included to help readers understand EN ISO 13849-1 from the perspective of IFA’s SISTEMA Performance Level Calculator.
• System configuration examples: several wiring/system examples have been updated to include state-of-the-art equipment. It also considers new and changed standards.
• Application example: a clearer example has been used that is taken from one of many pre-engineered Machinery Safety Function documents that Rockwell Automation produces and makes available to anyone wishing to download them.
• Products, technologies and tools: this new section outlines products for use in machinery safety and looks at them from a technology viewpoint. There is also a section on engineering software and guidance tools to help streamline machinery safety projects.
‘Machinery Safebook 5’ is free and can be downloaded as a pdf file or requested as a hard copy document, which will be posted to the requestor’s address.
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