RUN-OUT TIME MEASUREMENTS
In accordance with the requirements of Directive 2009/104/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, the employer must periodically inspect the safety equipment of the machine. When the machine is equipped with optoelectronic safety curtains, two-hand starters, safety scanners, end stops of safety guards without locking function or other safety elements that do not ensure physical separation of dangerous zones from the operator or unauthorized persons, it is necessary to measure the stopping time of moving parts of the machine according to PN-EN ISO 13855:2010 – “Safety of machinery – Location of protective equipment in terms of approach speeds of human body parts”.
INEE Industry Sp. z o.o. performs such measurements using a calibrated, specialist Safety Man Delta T device made by HHB. After the measurements, the customer receives a detailed report with the test results – run-out time and minimum safety distance – along with expert analysis and recommendations on the safety system.
The recommended interval between running time measurements is 1 year, but often the machine manufacturer or internal company procedures require more frequent checks.