For Access quality is not only about process certification rather and more importantly it is about design and construction of systems which are compatible with every day use in the factory and which last in time.
Each part of the system, mechanic or metalwork, is developed integrating a number of factors such as effective safety, current standards, self-weight, visibility, easy-mounting and resistance to daily heavy wear.
We are very proud to state that half of the products we offer today did not exist only 5 years ago: this is our definition of innovation and attention to customer needs here at Access!

Access is an active partner in the work-group “Machinery Safety U50010100 ISO TC 199” held at UNI and ISO. All our guard system projects, systems and plants are designed and CE certified according to the following standards:

  • Machinery Directive 42/2006

  • UNI EN ISO 12100 : General principles for safety components design

  • UNI EN ISO 13849 : Safety-related parts of control systems

  • UNI EN ISO 14119 : Interlocking devices associated with guards

  • UNI EN ISO 14120 : General requirements for the design and construction of guards

  • UNI EN ISO 14122 : Permanent means of access to machinery

  • UNI EN 953 : General requirements for the design and construction of fixed and removable guards

  • All type “c” standards relative to specific plant requirements

Our archive contains specific standard analysis and allows you to learn the foundations of machinery perimeter-guarding systems. 

Technical in-depth analysis
A single unsuitable screw can compromise the entire safety
“UNI EN ISO 14119: What’s the point of fitting a last-generation sensor if the door can be disassembled with a simple tool? "
Technical in-depth analysis
New guidelines for the application of the Machinery Directive
“Only a specialized company is able to guarantee CE certification and relieve the machinery manufacturer from product responsibility."

Technical in-depth analysis
Access passes tests with flying colours
“Results of impact tests in compliance with ISO 14120 requirements."
Technical in-depth analysis
UNI EN ISO 3438-3 " Quality requirements for the certification for fusion weldig structures"
"Access obtained certification of its machinery guard protection fusion welding process as per ISO 3834-3 standard in partnership with TUV NORD on 12/05/2017".

Technical in-depth analysis
Automatic doors or movable guards?

“What type of certification is required for an automatic door employed as access point to a danger area or for closing off a loading area of a machine subjected to the Directive?"
Technical in-depth analysis
UNI EN ISO 14119 - Fault masking
“Interlocking devices associated with guards” 
Technical in-depth analysis
ISO 14120 Crash Test 
In order to validate guards design and construction according to the ISO 14120 standard and their application in situations in which there is the need to prevent access from outside the danger area and/or contain ejections from within the danger area, load tests need to be carried out as per the methods outlined below    
Technical in-depth analysis
ISO 10218-2:2011 Standard

It has been just a few weeks since the enforcement of the new series of  ISO 12018 standards for industrial robot safety. This was a much needed standard as it fills the gap between the old indications dated 2009 and the ever growing technology applied to robotics.   
Technical in-depth analysis
EN 1090

“EN 1090 manufacturing of steel and aluminium structures” Must Machinery metal guard systems fufill the requirements of this standard to receive a CE marking? 

Technical in-depth analysis
UNI EN ISO 12100

UNI EN ISO 12100 Safety of machinery, general principles for design, is the most important harmonised standard for the design of machinery safety conformant with the Machinery Directive
Technical in-depth analysis
Anti - climbing safety guards

The realization of anti-climbing safety guards: prescriptions of the norm UNI EN 953 and future indications of the norm UNI EN ISO 14120
Legal case study
Fatal accident on the workplace due to the absence of machinery safety guards

Analysis of legal implications in a case in which a company had an operator working on a compacting roller lacking the required mandatory guards which guaranteed an immediate and automatic machine stop in case of an emergency situation. The employer was sentenced for manslaughter.
Legal case Study
Modification of CE marked machinery

Analysis of legal implications in a case of CE marked machinery modification.

Technical in-depth analysis

Polycarbonate screens and inspection windows

Poorly designed screens and inspection windows represent one of the main critical points in machinery guard systems.

Technical in-depth analysis
ISO 14120

A revolution on the go.
Design criteria of fixed and movable guards, impact load test and ejection resistance.

Technical in-depth analysis
EN ISO 14119 will replace UNI EN 1088

The currently valid standard UNI EN 1088 makes the assessment of the correct safety switch a complex matter, on the other hand the new EN ISO 14199 standard promises to simplify such an assessment by supplying clear recommendations.

Technical in-depth analysis
Accessories and guard protection systems for machinery employed in the food industry: when is stainless steal a mandatory feature and when it it unnecessary?

The main issue is to understand if and when all the accessory components linked to a machinery for food industry application need to be stainless steel. In other words, when the accessory engineering features should employ materials the cost of which is up to 20 times higher compared to a “standard” accessory.


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