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Free seminar on March 25 discusses meeting hydraulic press worker safety requirements

Burlington, ON -- Bosch Rexroth Canada is offering a free Hydraulic Power Press Safety seminar on March 25, 20...


Burlington, ON — Bosch Rexroth Canada is offering a free Hydraulic Power Press Safety seminar on March 25, 2010. The seminar will demonstrate how to achieve hydraulic press worker safety that meets exacting regulatory standards, without compromising productivity or cost-effectiveness.

Specific regulations, including the Canadian Standards Association Z142-02 Power Press Safety Standard, will be examined in the context of how they apply to individual users’ hydraulic press operations.

“Bosch Rexroth has a great deal of experience meeting very strict and complex hydraulic press safety standards in Europe over the last couple of decades, which were the basis for the Canadian standards,” explains seminar presenter Steve Storoni, industrial hydraulics engineering manager at Bosch Rexroth. “That has given our organization a solid foundation of specialized knowledge in terms of meeting requirements and codes, which we will share with our audience.”

Specialized safety techniques presented to seminar attendees will include the government-mandated Pre-Start Health and Safety Review (PSR) procedures and high-level (trended) condition monitoring, including maintenance solutions designed for safe press systems.
The seminar will focus on applying specialized systems, principles, techniques, and components to maximize hydraulic press safety and regulatory compliance. Attendees will learn how devices and equipment such as drive and control systems, energy-saving drives, safety circuits and aluminum framing can contribute to a safer environment for press applications.

Because safety goals must be met within an environment that also demands high productivity, uptime, and cost-effectiveness, the Bosch Rexroth seminar will emphasize techniques to create safe, compliant machines and processes while maintaining production efficiency.

The Hydraulic Power Press Safety seminar is intended for managers, plant engineers, maintenance specialists, machine builder design engineers, PSR consultants who implement solutions, integrators, and end-users in any industry that uses large hydraulic power presses.

Presentations will be accompanied by simulations of press operations, and attendees are invited to bring schematics for evaluation and discussion as time permits. The seminar takes place from 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m., with breakfast and lunch included. Hydraulic press safety is just one of many topics covered in the 2010 Bosch Rexroth seminar series. Other topics include Safe Motion, Plastics Machine Safety & Optimization Upgrades, and Tier 4 Emissions.

To learn more about the Bosch Rexroth 2010 Seminar Series, and to register for the Hydraulic Power Press Safety event, visit www.boschrexroth.ca/seminars.