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Leuze electronic USA Announces “Functional Machine Safety” Educational Webinar Series

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PR Log - Jul 18, 2012 - NEW HUDSON, MI -- Leuze electronic, Inc. is pleased to announce the Functional Machine Safety Educational Webinar series starting on Friday, July 20 with the first of ten webinars covering the technical and functional aspects of machine guarding.

This new webinar series is focusing on the technical aspects of machine safety and will allow the participant to better understand the recognition of hazards and the correct implementation of safeguards.

Who should attend?
This series is intended for those who design, build, modify, install, or maintain machinery, machine guarding, or safety devices. It is also for those involved or concerned with information, instruction, and training in safe workplace practices.

Topics covered:
The first webinar in this series will focus on the benefits of proper machine safety measures:
•   Lower insurance premiums.
•   Lower workman’s comp multipliers.
•   Reduction of hidden costs associated with workplace accidents.

Future topics will focus more on the functional aspects of safety and will include:
•   Identifying Hazards/ Performance Requirements.
•   Safe Distance Calculation and the Effect of Resolution and Mounting for Guarding.
•   Requirements for Muting/Blanking/Initiation in regards to Light Curtains.
•   Pros and Cons of Hard Guarding versus Opto-Electronic Guarding (light-curtains and laser-scanners).
•   Specific Considerations for Power Presses.
•   Application areas for Multiple Light Beam Devices versus Light Curtains.
•   What is External Device Monitoring and Restart Functions? When to use which.
•   Type 2 vs Type 4 Devices.
•   Emergency Stop Circuit Design and Proper Implementation.
•   Common Implementation Mistakes and How to Avoid.

To register for the Functional Machine Safety Educational Webinars, go to or the Leuze USA website at and click the "Webinar" button on the left side of the page to fill out the form.

About Leuze USA - Leuze USA was established in 1994 as part of the Leuze group with more than 15 subsidiaries and nearly 2000 employees all over the globe. Leuze USA has developed a reputation for providing high-technology value added products and outstanding customer support as a solution provider for a wide range of industries. Main applications are industrial automation, material handling, packaging, food and beverage, pharmaceutical and printing industries.

If you have specific application questions, please call Leuze electronic, Inc. at 248-486-4466 Ext.483.

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