Web-seminar: "Future of Machine Safety"

VDMA India

As everyone is well aware the Covid 19 pandemic has impacted the Indian economy and the world economy in a devastating manner. Now, the activities have slowly and steadily been opened up by the Government of India. With people going back to office, and employees working on the shop floor again, the safety of the employees and people is of paramount importance in order to prevent the spread of COVID 19.

We were privileged to have esteem speakers joining us for this interactive and informative session:
1. Mr. Sagar Bhonsle, Managing Director, Schmersal India
2. Mr. Ramji Singh, Vice President – Sales and Marketing, Schmersal India
3. Mr. Prashant Erande, Head – Industry Verticals, Schmersal India
The session was moderated by Mr. Rajesh Nath, Managing Director, VDMA India Services Pvt Ltd who gave the welcome address in which he highlighted the impact of Covid 19 on our work life and how we are moving towards adopting a new normal.
Mr. Sagar Bhonsle, was the first speaker. He started off by talking about safety standards, with BIS compliances in focus. He also added about the adoption of the 32 ISO standards and complying with the international IEC standards with respect to machine safety. Mr. Bhonsle also added how the sensors of today have become intelligent, how they require regular maintenance and how to effectively troubleshoot any problems that arise.
Mr. Bhonsle also spoke about connecting machines via Bluetooth and that there is a predictive maintenance feature that is up and coming when it comes to machine maintenance. The automation topology consists of 3 main layers; Process management level, control level and field sensor levels. 
Mr. Ramji Singh and Mr. Prashant Erande then took over from Mr. Bhonsle. They introduced the various offerings of Schmersal India, such as the Corona Bumper, Xpert eye, FFP face mask etc.
They elaborated on how machines require Hazard assessment tools in order to evaluate and improve the safety of machines. Risk assessment forms and a part of such tools and helps in keeping the machine safe. 
They finally delved deeply into the range of products offered by them, they spoke about functionality and the benefits their products have to offer. 
Mr. Nath then took the questions posed by the attendees which were answered by the speakers very eloquently and finally concluded the interactive session and he conveyed his best wishes to all the esteemed speakers and attendees from the industry to continue their operations SAFELY.