Safe industrial machinery at every step of its lifecycle
functional safety for industrial machinery
Safety is our day-to-day business – and has been for more than 30 years. Wieland Electric personnel know the safety standards and know the capabilities of current and emerging technology in relation to standard control and safety control.
We support you from the outset and provide expert guidance every step of the way. Whether it’s training, one-on-one consultations, or full project implementation — you decide how much support you need.
Services we offer
Experienced Wieland Electric machine safety consultants provide expert guidance on safety reviews, lockout/tag-out planning and training, the machine safety concept, and the necessary reports for the CE mark certification process. Over a dedicated meeting and assessment, the safety expert will walk you through the requirements and the next steps. Depending on the project, some consultations can be completed virtually while others require a more detailed in-person assessment.
Lockout / tag-out (LOTO)
Machine safety concepts
CE marking services
The Risk Assessment is the first phase of any safety system upgrade. The information determined in the Risk Assessment will be used during the different phases of the safety system upgrade. Wieland will create a guideline compliant risk assessment, complete with documentation that is in compliance with the current local & global laws and standards. The risk assessment includes research on the applicable standards, documentation of all hazards and likelihood of occurrence, determination of risk level (such as PLr), and the development of the risk mitigation concepts & techniques.
Research applicable standards
Document all hazards
Determine risk level
Develop risk mitigation concept & plan
DESIGN + MITIGATION
The machine safety expert will provide safety system architecture recommendations and design, including turnkey integration services.
Programming & Commissioning
Lockout/Tag-out program as requested
To confirm that the safety system achieves the safety performance level determined by the risk assessment, we will run the appropriate tests, check against the standards, and provide documentation.
Validate according to EN ISO 13849-2
Validate the technical documentation
Test the installed safety devices
Non-destructive fault simulation
MAINTENANCE + MODIFICATION
Machine relocation, refurbishments, the addition of a new energy source, and other substantial modifications require that the safety concept be reanalyzed. Wieland will do an impact analysis to determine if the machine continues to comply with the appropriate safety guidelines.
Machine relocation, refurbishments, and other substantial modifications
Impact analysis to determine if additional actions are required
Wieland Electric offers courses on the basics of functional safety for machinery, advanced certificate courses, and any custom training in-between that is specific to your situation.
CE MArking process
The CE Mark of conformity is your machine’s passport in to the EU. If you are selling or installing your machine in the EU you need to have a CE mark.
In practice, CE marking – and thus compliance with European legislation – is associated with many difficulties for machine builders, especially when it comes to modifications or convertions of a machine. Failure to comply with the Machinery Directive (MRL) 2006/42/EC can damage your company’s reputation and business activities and result in fines and criminal penalties for personal injury to non-compliant machinery.
Our safety experts will help you with the CE process from the initial risk assessment to the final checks and reports for the issuing of the CE declaration of conformity.
Lockout / Tagout (LOTO)
Lockout / tagout refers to the specific practices and procedures that safeguard employees from the unexpected energization or start-up of machinery and equipment, or the release of hazardous energy during service or maintenance activities. OSHA and ANSI both require a lockout / tagout program to protect workers from hazardous energy. Wieland can support you in creating a LOTO program, or Audit the program in place.
Additional training can be provided to your maintenance team on the lockout / tagout program. The training is based on OSHA 1910.147, and ANSI Z244-1. Your EHS team can also be trained on the LOTO program requirements to ensure the health and safety of all of your employees.