Tuesday, January 6, 2015

New Lockout/Tagout solutions by request for EMEA applications.

The Lockout/Tagout procedure, including lockout devices, padlocks and keys to increase safety during maintenance operations, is gradually becoming standard equipment in many European, Middle Eastern and African production sites. More and more EMEA customisation requests are implemented in next generation Lockout/Tagout solutions such as Brady's transparent Twist and Secure™ Push Button cover, Perma-Mount™ Ball Valve, Safelex™ Universal and the Safety Redbox™.

A maintenance life-saver
Perma-Mount Ball Valve
The Lockout/Tagout procedure prevents injuries connected with maintenance such as fractures, lacerations, amputations, burns and shocks. It is a planned safety procedure which involves the isolation and inoperability of the energy supply of industrial machinery during maintenance. The procedure protects workers from the risks posed by live machinery driven by various energy sources and includes the use of lockout devices, personal padlocks and keys. Based on requests by various industries, Brady has included new additions to its extensive Lockout/Tagout solutions product range.

Visual confirmation
Based on requests from the Automotive industry in Sweden, Brady is now offering a line extension of its succesfull Lockout/Tagout Twist and Secure™ Push Button and Emergency Stop Safety Covers. Just like the original red covers, the transparent Twist and Secure™ is a convenient lockout tool at the point of need, with the extra advantage of providing an obvious visual indication of the ON/OFF status of control buttons.

Flexible portability
Both the Steel industry in Poland and the Mining industry in South Africa requested a next generation Lockout/Tagout keybox. The new Safety Redbox™ Group Lockout Box can be placed or mounted in various contexts while its quick release mechanism offers great flexibility and portability. At the same time, the new lockbox can be locked in place, denying any possibility to retrieve a key outside the lockout procedure by purposely shaking the box for example.

Faster & correct lockout
The new Perma-Mount™ Ball Valve Lockout (see pic) stays in place indefinitely without hampering machinery. This not only allows for faster lockout operations, but also ensures the correct lockout device is used at all times. A lockable hook-mechanism blocks the ball valve’s handle in the off-position before maintenance operations start. After unlocking the padlock, a maintenance professional simply releases the handle from the hook, allowing machinery to resume operations.

Versatile group lockout
The Safelex™ Universal Cable Lockout Device uses a tough steel cable and a lockable safety hasp to lockout any equipment not supporting a dedicated lockout device. Its cable length varies from 1 to 5 metres and can be tightened, but not loosened, after the device is locked with up to 6 padlocks.

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