Neilson Hydraulics Invests in Functional Safety Training

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Neilson Hydraulics & Engineering Ltd has invested in Functional Safety Fundamentals and Functional Safety Evaluation training to enhance its ‘machine building integration knowledge’, to help new and existing customers meet the ever growing Machinery Directive under CE marking.

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Machines that are being placed on the market in the UK and Europe are required to be CE Marked under the Machinery Directive before they are put into service. The Directive applies to machines that are new, but also applies to machines that have been built for own use, or where they have been modified or rebranded.

With the latest advancements in machinery and the ever growing complexities, Functional Safety (as part of the Machinery Directive) is now playing a huge role in recognising potential hazards in machine designing placed on the market in the UK and Europe are required to be CE Marked under the Machinery Directive before they are put into service. The Directive applies to machines that are new, but also applies to machines that have been built for own use, or where they have been modified or rebranded.

Nick Doe, Electrical Controls Manager at Neilson Hydraulics said: “Assessing these hazards, whether it be hydraulic, pneumatic, electrical, electronic or software and implementing procedures to remove or prevent them is vital to the day-to-day running of our business. As a systems integrator, machine builder and component supplier, it is essential that we make our customers aware of the functional safety requirements and through our function safety training we are now able to offer additional advice, which will set us apart from other companies.”

Most manufacturers will sign a Declaration of conformity; the CE marking is a visible sign that the manufacturer of the product has fulfilled the requirements of the current Machinery Directive, which includes functional safety risk assessment evaluations and documentation. Through undertaking the functional safety training Neilson can undertake a thorough assessment and evaluation on behalf of their customers to help them achieve their CE requirements.

Neilson Hydraulics is one of the few companies in Europe to have undertaken this training. 

Nick Doe adds: “We are a strong technical and forward thinking company that is reacting quickly to the advancements in new technology, which is allowing us to move into the next generation of hydraulics and electronics. It is essential that we continue to invest in training to offer unique services to our customers.” 

Neilson Hydraulics is a sales partner for Danfoss hydraulics and Bosch Rexroth hydraulics. The company also distributes SPX Power Team high pressure hydraulics, DES-CASE breathers, Eaton Filters (formerly Internormen) and Kleentek Electrostatic Oil Cleaners.

Visit our website at www.neilson-hydraulics.co.uk

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