SPIN designed and manufactured multiple bespoke safety systems to provide machine guarding for existing various HIC, solenoid and cartridge production and development test rigs. The guarding served to upgrade user safety by eliminating personnel exposure to high pressure hydraulic test circuits during production, component test and development engineering test processes. Existing guards were also upgraded to comply with current UK and EU legislation.
All systems encompassed many key features including:
Machine Guarding Solutions
The new guards were produced to provide safety solutions including; Sliding guard assemblies with Pilz safety locking and programmable safety relays, Fortress key safe entry systems, Hydraulic circuit valve actuation safe control and safe access to plant room hydraulic power sources. Existing guards were also upgraded to include a safety monitoring switch to indicate their position with the main guard doors open. Visual beacon stack was upgraded to a green/amber/red system to operate in conjunction with an audible alarm for increased operator security.
Additional Safety Systems for Industrial Processes
Pump rooms were adapted for access with safe exchange keys, stopping access whilst the pump room is active and restricted access to authorised personnel only. Also provided were;
All test rig and plant room safe entry systems included visual indication of safety status and safe entry conditions.
Cost Efficient Safety Guarding Upgrade
Upgrading safety systems to keep on track with current safety legislation prolongs the life of existing machinery and improves long term cost efficiencies.