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Wieland Machine Safety Forum

Presentations & discussions on risk assessments, ANSI B11 standards, and the machine safety lifecycle


Thank you to everyone who attended the Machine Safety Forum in March. We had great discussions and presentations on functional safety regulations, standards, risk assessments, safety software, and safety logic devices.

A special thank you as well to our guest speakers, Mr. David Felinski, president of B11 Standards Inc. His session on the ANSI B11 standards is a must-see for anyone involved with machine safety. Learn more about our presenters here

ANSI B11 Machinery Safety Standards & Their Importance
– David Felinski, B11 Standards Inc.
Selling Machinery to the EU
– Matthias Wimmer, Wieland Electric GmbH
The Machine Safety Lifecycle
– Leonardo Sanchez, Wieland Electric Inc.
How to Increase Productivity Through Machine Safety: Success Story
– Gilberto Molina, Promasafety
Upgrading Machine Safety: Baling Machine
– Tom Terzakis, Metal Form
A Guide to Choosing the Right Safety Software
– Martin Lalonde, Wieland Electric Inc.
Stop Time Calculation Using SamosPro Safety Controller
– Jody Williquette, Motion Control Corporation
Which Safety Logic Devices are Right for My Machine?
– Stiven Pazos, Wieland Electric Inc.
Round table Q&A
– with Mr. Felinski, Mr. Sanchez, & Mr. Wimmer

We received great feedback on all of the presentations and we look forward to hosting this event again next year. If you missed any of the presentations, please view the recordings by completing the form below. 

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David Felinski

David Felinski

ANSI B11 Secretariat President, B11 Standards Inc.

Gilberto Molina

Gilberto Molina

CEO, Promasafety

Jody Williquette

Jody Williquette

Jody Williquette, FS Engineer TÜV Rheinland, #18010/19, Motion Control Corporation

Leonardo Sanchez

Leonardo Sanchez

FS Expert TUV Rheinland 286/17, Wieland Electric inc.

Matthias Wimmer

Matthias Wimmer

Safety & Application Consultant, Wieland Electric GmbH

Martin Lalonde

Martin Lalonde

Technical Team Leader, Wieland Electric Inc.

Stiven Pazos

Stiven Pazos

Application Engineer, Wieland Electric Inc.

Tom Terzakis

Tom Terzakis

President, Metal Form Products Co. Ltd.

Agenda & Presenter Bios

David Felinski
ANSI B11 Secretariat President
B11 Standards Inc.

Mr. Felinski has over 45 years of experience in the fields of Health, Safety and Environment, and in the development of Voluntary Consensus Standards. He is the President of B11 Standards Inc., which is the Secretariat and ANSI-accredited Standards Developer for the B11 series of machinery safety standards, and technical reports, as well as the U.S. TAG Administrator to ISO/TC 199, ISO/TC270, and SC 10 of ISO/TC 39. In addition, Dave also participates in numerous other domestic, European, and ISO standards development activities, and he is the immediate past-President of the Geneva-based International Federation of Standards Users which is a liaison organization to the ISO and IEC.

Gilberto Molina

Mr. Molina was a co-founder of a pioneering machine safety consulting company in the Latin American region, where he developed a variety of safety services, including Risk Assessments, Safety Audits, Electrical Risks, Arc Flash Analysis, Lockout / Tagout (LOTO), and Process Safety. For over 25 years he has performed risk assessments of over 1500 machines in a variety of industries and conducted at least 150 formal training sessions in Machine Safety (OSHA, ISO 12100, ANSI B11, ISO 13894-1, etc.), Electrical Hazards, and LOTO.

Jody Williquette, BSEE, MSEE, MBA
FS Engineer – TÜV Rheinland, #18010/19, SIS
System and Safety Engineer
Motion Control Corporation

Mr. Williquette has over 25 years of experience as an automation and safety engineer.  He is currently a systems and machine safety engineer at Motion Control Corporation, in Livonia, Michigan.  Jody received his TUV Functional Safety certification in 2018.

Matthias Wimmer
Safety & Application Consultant
Wieland Electric

Matthias is a safety veteran who started his career 27 years ago at TÜV Nord as the head of the test laboratory. He is a functional safety expert well versed in safety design for machines. Matthias has CMSE and CESE certifications and is a member of the NA-95 standardization committee for the standards EN13849, EN13850, EN14118, EN13851. He has published in numerous industry journals and currently provides training on functional safety and European directives.

Leonardo Sanchez, P.Eng 
FS Expert TUV Rheinland 286/17
BDM for Americas region
Wieland Electric

Leonardo Sanchez is a machine safety professional with more than 20 years of experience in the manufacturing and electrical industry.  He is certified as an Expert in Functional Safety of Machinery by TUV Rheinland for his merits in this field, he is one of only 33 people worldwide certified at this level (TUV 286 Certification/ 17).  Leo also has NFPA Certification, and expertise in OSHA, ANSI, ISO, and NFPA standards related to electrical and machinery safety, including experience with turnkey projects for multinational companies in different manufacturing segments such as pharmaceutical, food & beverage, pulp & paper, and automotive.

Martin Lalonde
Application Engineer & Technical Team Leader
Wieland Electric

Martin Lalonde is a professional engineer with 20 years of experience in the manufacturing sector and over 15 years of that time dedicated to machine functional safety. Martin is also a Certified Electrical Safety Engineer (CESE) by TUV-Saar. He is the Application Engineering and Technical Team Lead at Wieland Electric, supporting clients with product configurations, training, and custom projects.

Stiven Pazos
Application Engineer 
Wieland Electric

Stiven Pazos is an electrical engineer with over 10 years of experience in the automation sector. For the past five years, he has been supporting clients with functional safety solutions and system set-up as an Application Engineer at Wieland Electric. As a project leader, he has first-hand knowledge of system builds and is credited with many process improvements. Stiven also has experience in gantry robots for the aerospace industry as well as orbital automated welding equipment used in nuclear, renewable energy, petrochemical, shipbuilding, medical, aerospace, and other industries.

Tom Terzakis
Metal Form Products Co. Ltd.

Tom has a background in electronics and has specialized in the machine guarding industry since 1992. During the past 29 years, Tom has been instrumental to Metal Form in product development and overseeing the development of several controls from idea to actual working products such as the Premaster Clutch Brake Controller, the Brake Mizer Hydraulic press controller, the development of control reliable hydraulic packages that can easily be fitted into a machine. Recently, he was a part of the development of the Safety Ram Block line of products that are now being sold worldwide.

Day 1 March 9th, 2021

10.00 – 10.05 Opening Remarks – Mark M., VP of US Sales Industry Solutions
10.05 – 10.35 Selling Machinery to Europe, Law and DirectivesMatthias W., FS Consultant
10.40 – 11.05 How to Increase Productivity Through Machine Safety: Sucess StoryGilberto M., CEO Promasafety
11.10 12.05 Machine Safety Lifecycle – Leonardo S., FS Expert TUV 286/17
Lunch Break 
1.00 – 1.25 Upgrading Machine Safety: Baling Machine – Tom T., Metal Form
1.30 – 1.55 A guide to choosing the right safety software – Martin L., Application Engineer
2.00 – 2.25 Which safety logic devices are right for my machine?Stiven P., Application Engineer 

Day 2 March 10th, 2021

10.00 – 10.05 Opening remarks Mark M.,VP of US Sales Industry Solutions
10.05 10.45 ANSI B11 Machinery Safety Standards and Their ImportanceDavid F., ANSI B11 Committee President
10.50 11.15 Stop Time Calculation Using the Samos Pro Safety Controller – Jody W., Motion Control Corporation
11.20 – 12.35

Round Table: David F., Leo S., Matthias W.,

Moderators: Owen H., Kerrwil VP & Editor and Mike B., Control Design Editor in Chief

Our Partners

metal form products
Motion Control Corporation