Within the European Union, Machine Safety is regulated by the Machinery Directive, a fundamental piece of legislation that sets out the mandatory essential safety requirements for machinery. It aims to ensure that machinery placed on the EU market is safe, reliable, and complies with the required standards. This directive applies to a vast range of powered machinery with one or more moving parts. Our goal at exida is to provide you with a comprehensive guide to the Machinery Directive and help you understand its implications for your business. With more than 20 years of experience in machine safety, exida can provide you with the essential knowledge and resources to ensure that your machinery complies with the current Machinery Directive. We will also be prepared to support you with the pending EU Machinery Regulation. Explore our resources and learn more about the Machinery Directive's requirements and how we can help you to comply with them.
With an exida certificate, manufacturers enjoy the benefit of having Machinery that demonstrates high design and manufacturing quality from a third party. It also results in reduced field failure rates and design flaws. exida certificate holders receive market recognition and support with placement on exida’s industry renowned Safety Automation Equipment List (SAEL) and in their award winning exSILentia Safety Lifecycle Tool which results from your company standing out as a choice for end users.
exida IRL LTD in Shannon, Ireland is a Notified Body authorized to perform EC-Type Examination for manufacturers seeking to apply the CE mark to certain machines, safeguards, protective devices and safety logic units. A Notified Body is an organization designated by an EU member state to assess the conformity of products to EU legislation. Notified Bodies play a crucial role in ensuring that products placed on the EU market meet the required safety and performance standards. Whether you're a manufacturer, importer, or distributor of machinery in the EU, exida can provide you with the necessary information to meet the EU's regulatory requirements for machinery and access the EU market with confidence.
Robot proliferation is prevalent across all industries. Factories have embraced industrial robots for jobs that are either too dangerous or labor intensive for humans. Robots can work 24/7 without breaks. They have been widely deployed for welding, painting, assembly, pick and place, and packaging applications.
Mobile robots are being adopted extensively in warehousing applications that pick and deliver product based on demand. Many of these applications require that humans share the same workspace and work collaboratively with robots. This has created a new safety concern for businesses.
Machines perform actions that can cause serious, even fatal, injuries if they are not properly safeguarded.
Autonomous vehicles are being developed and deployed at a brisk pace. Farming, mining, quarries, floor cleaning, lawnmowers, etc. are all examples of where autonomous robots are being used.
exida has experience and is the top choice for:
A good machine safeguarding program will ensure the safety of employees and the health of your company’s bottom line.
exida can effectively train your team to perform machine hazard and risk assessments to identify all possible hazards and estimate the risk for each hazard. Specifically, exida coaches you through the process of evaluating the risk, developing and implementing risk reduction options. exida can also educate your team in multiple approaches to SIL target selection. These are just some of the things exida does to ensure you are on the right path.
exida engineers are the undisputed experts in applying automation to solve safety critical problems over the full safety lifecycle. We have the ability to solve the complex issues, and stand ready to assist when needed for:
ANSI/RIA 1506, ISO 13849, IEC 62061 are just a few of the global standards that impact the design and deployment of safe products. exida saves you time to market by wading through all the standards, ensuring compliance and offering certification. exida recognizes that for robot and machine safety, expertise in both safety and security is required to fully assess the inherent risk. exida is the choice of leading companies when it comes to implementing and achieving compliance to the global standards relating to the IEC 61508, IEC 62061 and ISO 13849 for safety of machinery and IEC 62443 for industrial control system cybersecurity as well as ANSI/RIA 1506. exida is an ANSI accredited Certification Agency that can help your company achieve compliance effectively and efficiently.
We offer a range of Functional Safety training courses for professionals in the robot and machine industry, from basic to advanced concepts.
Students benefit from exida's in-depth knowledge and expertise , enabling them to fully understand the standards znd implement procedures in their organizations to ensure that Functional Safety is maintained.