What factors do the designers and vendors of machines have to take into account when marketing their products in the European Union? This is the question answered by the new book recently published by the Schmersal Group called "Maschinensicherheit in Europa" (Machine Safety in Europe).
In 30 essays on 400 richly illustrated pages, 26 authors present the most important regulations governing machine safety. The essays span from functional safety to fluid power systems and pressure equipment directives. The authors also give an insight into markets beyond the EU including China, Japan, Russia and the USA, and introduce the regulations in these countries.
The book will be of interest to both the designers of international plant and machinery and the safety engineers operating the systems. The authors of the articles are all experts in their respective fields, and explain the topics in an understandable and comprehensive manner, independently of any manufacturer.
Graduate engineer and economist, Philip Schmersal, General Manager of K.A. Schmersal GmbH & Co. KG:
"Reliable use of high quality and norm-compliant products and systems for machine safety assumes engineers know about the relevant regulations and are capable of implementing them. With this new book we want to increase awareness of safe operation of plant and machinery, and communicate the basic principles at an international level."
"Maschinensicherheit in Europa” (Machine Safety in Europe) (publisher Frank Schmidt, ISBN 978-3-935966-25-2) can be purchased for €29.90 from bookshops.