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WERMA beacons and sounders, and their role in machine safety

13 March 2013

According to the new European Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC, which has been valid since December 29 2009, all WERMA beacons and sounders can be used for machine status warning indication.

At the time of writing, signal device manufacturer WERMA can offer the most extensive range of products in Europe that conforms to the new guidelines relating to machine safety. If the signal device on a machine is prioritised for safety purposes, the new directive stipulates that the design engineer must include a safety value for the device in his risk analysis.

WERMA now offers these safety values for more than 100 signalling devices, ranging from signal towers to visual, audible or combined signal devices in various sizes and designs.
The German technical testing authority, TÜV has tested and certified these signal devices with exceptional results; in particular, all products achieve the best MTTFd (mean time to dangerous failure) value of greater than 100 years. MTTFd specifies the nominal operational duration until device failure in accordance with the EN ISO 13849-1 safety standard.

Non-safety related applications: All WERMA signal devices are suitable for use in non safety-orientated signal and warning systems, in accordance with the Machinery Directive, and meet the requirements of all relevant regulations.

WERMA (UK) Ltd. 
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Telford Way Industrial Estate
NN16 8PS
Tel: +44 (0) 1536 486930

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