Rockwell Automaton has added five new members to its Machine Safety System Integrator program. Created in 2014, the program helps industrial companies identify system integrators with current safety standards expertise and a track record in designing safety systems.
The five new members of the program include Frakes Engineering, Huffman Engineering, JAE Automation, McRae Integration, and R&L Engineering.
"Our Machine Safety System Integrator program now includes 42 system integrators located around the world and specializing in a variety of machine types," said Lee Lane, vice president, safety, sensing and connectivity, Rockwell Automation. "As the program continues to expand, industrial companies can more easily find system integrators in their area who know how to apply safety in a way that improves productivity and compliance."
To be eligible for the Machine Safety System Integrator program, candidates must be current Solution Partners or Recognized System Integrators in the Rockwell Automation PartnerNetwork program with three to five years of machine safety experience. They must complete an education and assessment process. Rockwell Automation also recognizes third-party certification from industry-accepted organizations, such as TÜV or exida. After meeting these initial requirements, each candidate’s safety engineers complete training modules on topics such as global safety standards, risk assessment practices, and safeguarding mitigation and validation. Finally, each candidate must submit a machine safety project that is consistent with global standards.