Locking systems (lockout) save lives, avoid accidents and the ensuing high costs which are EC Directive 89/655 minimum requirements for health and safety in the use of work equipment by workers at work before. Article 3 transfers the employer the duty to make that their use the safety and protection of health of workers is guaranteed the work equipment. MACRO IDENT – attuned to the EC directive – matching lock systems for various devices offers, which must be taken during servicing, repairs or installations not in use. In the annex of this directive, 2.14 is determined under point that “any means of working with clearly visible devices must be equipped, with which it can be separated by any single energy source”. This EC law is national law, in Germany from 31 December 1992. After VGB 5 “accident prevention regulation relating to interlocking equipment” section 12 (2) must be all main controls of such plants in the ‘exhibition’ against mistaken and unauthorized operation secured, when upgrading, maintaining and repairing may create a hazard.” These works may only be continued after 27, after “an unauthorized, mistaken or unexpected starting and gear income of dangerous movements” is prevented. Locking systems, called the LOCKOUT systems also save lives, avoid accidents and the resulting costs. Lockout systems are a good hedge for each employee and the company, thus at the same time serve to minimize the downtime of staff as a result of accidents -.
Primarily U.S. companies with offices use lockout systems in Germany, Austria and the Switzerland, since they must abide by very often one of the world’s strictest regulations namely by the OSHA occupational safety and health authority (occupational safety and health administration) in the United States. Companies with a great potential of danger these locking systems have already successfully. These companies are mostly from the chemical, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, food, automotive and steel industry or are paper manufacturers, power plants, refineries, etc. The system provider macro ID obtained for butterfly valves, globe valves and ball valves universal Shutoffs, Kabelverriegelungs systems as a general purpose locking such as backing up various small and large valves. The available ball valve shut-off devices block ball valves safely, so that no careless employees may accidentally press it.
The product portfolio of the macro ID contains more different locking systems for butterfly valves and globe valves. Interlocks for gas cylinders, gas bottles, line switch, electronic or control boxes are also available. Very stable security locks the macro ID also include the lockout program. With a 5 pin or 6 pin cylinder is this one of the most secure locks on the Market. These are offered in different materials like E.g. from sturdy nylon, for environments where no sparks may occur. For harsh environments or where a mixing of strangers should be prevented, are also very corrosion-resistant locks from steel, lightweight aluminum, solid brass and stainless steel granite “are available. More information: macro IDENT AutoID Technology Center, Bussard road 24, 82008 Unterhaching, TEL. 089-61565828, FAX 089-61565825,, contact: Angelika Wilke.