SERIES OF EVENTS RELATING TO FUNCTIONAL MACHINE SAFETY
Who is liable for machine safety? How do you protect against unwanted network access? How can old machines be converted in accordance with the law? These and many other questions are addressed by Wieland Electric as part of a new series of events. The expert forum on “Safety and Security in Practice” specifically focuses on customer requirements and conveys everything, from legal foundations to practical solutions, which designers, developers, maintenance engineers, safety officers, and safety managers involved in mechanical engineering need to know about functional safety.
This series of events has already been launched successfully at six locations in southern Germany, where it was well received by around 200 participants. The topics discussed included liability issues relating to machine safety, safe analog value processing, safe motion control, and IT security. The instructor, Thomas Kramer-Wolf, Head of Training & Services at Wieland Electric, led the participants through the world of functional safety with numerous practical examples. The topic of “conversion of old machines” also attracted great interest every time. In addition, the participants actively used the forum as a platform for interaction with other specialists. Both in the forum and in the discussion of the contributions, participants discussed their own issues and worked together to find solutions.
Further events in the northern half of the country will follow in Dortmund, Syke, Beckum, Hainichen, and Kassel in September and October. As an expert, Matthias Wimmer, Safety & Application Consultant in Training & Services at Wieland Electric, will pass on his specialist knowledge in the areas of liability, drive technology, security in manufacturing, safe processing of analog signals, and machine conversion. For more than twenty years he has specialized in the Machinery Directive and functional safety and knows the perspective of users, manufacturers, and test centers. Through his membership of DIN standards committees he is very familiar with the latest developments. So, participants will also be informed of future changes to standards and can take these into account in new developments.
The expert forum is free of charge and takes place at selected partners and in hotels. The exact dates and venues for northern Germany are available at http://wie.li/trainingfor.