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Webinar: Calculating Safe Distances - An Application of Presence Sensing Devices

An On-Demand EHS Today-hosted webinar, sponsored by Pilz

Date: This webinar is available on-demand.
Originally Broadcast: Wednesday, October 31, 2018 | 2:00 p.m. EDT (GMT -4, New York)
Duration: 59 Minutes
Event Type: On-Demand Webinar
Cost: Free

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The effectiveness of particular types of safeguards depends in part on the correct positioning of the relevant parts in relation to the danger zone. ISO 13855 primarily defines human approach speeds. These approach speeds need to be considered when designing safety measures and selecting the appropriate sensor technology. Different speeds and sizes are defined, depending on the direction and type of approach. Even an indirect approach is considered.

Viewers will learn:

  • Safe distance formulas for different presence sensing devices
  • Calculation techniques of stop time
  • Application standards used for presence sensing devices



Dan Rossow, CMSE®, Technical Trainer, Pilz Automation Safety, L.P.

Dan Rossow has an degree in Electrical Technology from Henry Ford Community College and has been certified as a CMSE® - Certified Machinery Safety Expert, by TÜV Nord. Dan has nearly 10 years of machinery support and services in industrial automation applications. He has been with Pilz Automation Safety for over 3 years as a Safety Engineer and Technical Trainer.

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