PLATO Machinery Directive 2006/42/ECMachine safety right from the start

The Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC ("Machinery Directive" in the following) serves to prevent accidents when handling properly installed and maintained machines. This means the health and safety requirements of the Machinery Directive must be considered and their fulfillment documented starting in the development phase of a machine.

The Machinery Directive applies to

  • machinery and component manufacturers,
  • importers and distributors,
  • operators of machinery.

By fulfilling harmonized standards, you ensure that all requirements of the Machinery Directive are met right from the start. You already know during the development process that you are fulfilling the mandatory standard

  • EN ISO 12100
  • EN ISO 13849-1

In the PLATO approach, we have expanded the 10 classic steps for manufacturing safe machinery by adding the machine requirements (Step 0) − they are then integrated into the data concept.

With the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC solution package, PLATO e1ns provides an integrated solution that can

  • model the risk evaluation and risk reduction strategies as well as
  • make it possible to track requirements, risks, and safeguards.
Why PLATO Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC? Your benefits.
  • Conformity to standards: Legal certainty in terms of the Machinery Directive
  • Safe machines: Avoidance of worst-case scenario
  • Cost savings: Detect risks in the early development phase
  • Catalogs: for hazardous and operating situations
  • Use of a database: Corporate knowledge is collected centrally and reapplied
  • Time savings: The time required for the user to maintain and care for data is minimized
  • Method integration: Data can be integrated into other methods such as FMEA, for example
  • Web application: Working in a browser allows easy access to software
Ideas become products with PLATO e1ns - 100% web-based
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Maik Teschner, Nexperia Germany GmbH

Maik Teschner about the use of the PLATO Risk Management software SCIO™ at Nexperia Germany GmbH.

Holger Handelmann, Lumileds Germany GmbH

Holger Handelmann about the use of PLATO Risk Management Software SCIO™ at Lumileds Germany GmbH.

Jochen Bauhaus, Johann Borgers GmbH

Jochen Bauhaus about the reasons for using the FMEA software from PLATO at Johann Borgers GmbH.

Gerhard Seifert, Tenneco GmbH

Gerhard Seifert about the reasons for using PLATO FMEA software at Tenneco GmbH.

Jürgen Heinzelmann, Mahle Behr GmbH & Co. KG

Jürgen Heinzelmann about the use and the advantages of the template management system from PLATO.

Gary Baker, PhD, Johnson Matthey

Gary Baker, PhD, about the reasons for using the PLATO software at Johnson Matthey.

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