The aim is to protect the worker modifying and making improvements to the working area, which must be equipped, for example, with ergonomic solutions that can be adapted to the operators, and above all systems that allow the “man-machines” relationship in a smart way, with the aim of protecting the safety and efficiency of work and / or maintenance services.
As previously mentioned, the machine tools industry is always looking for innovations and is an extremely competitive industry; there is, therefore, the need to pay the utmost attention for increasing the quality, always in compliance with the technical regulations and especially with the safety regulations.
The issue of security is such an important matter that there are technical committees -ISO / TC39 Machine tools and CEN / TC143 Machine tools safety – that regulate the characteristics and safety requirements of machine tools performances.
It is also true that today we are still facing machines lacking in terms of safety, machines that are still lacking in security systems which sometimes have been defined as “risks that are not yet eliminable”, not even in the phase of machinery design.
Moreover, what is also missing and it should be compensated is the gap between the new security technology and the acquisition of its functioning information by the operator.
What does it mean?
It often happens that when a technological evolution occurs, the operators who approach the new machinery or the new component of the machinery, do not have the right preparation for the correct use, nor the right protection systems. The constant training and updating of the operator are therefore also necessary.
Total safety for the worker would occur when the machine becomes autonomous in all its functions, therefore the operator’s intervention on the machine will be no longer necessary. But in this case, there would be a total replacement of the man in the factories. We would lose jobs, but this is another matter that we will discuss later on the blog Makinews