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Steijn, W.M.P. (author), van Oosterhout, J. (author), van der Vorm, J.K.J. (author), Jansen, A. (author), Schragen, J.M.C. (author)
Since the start of the first industrial revolution in the late 18th century, machines have been used to support people in difficult tasks. To keep people safe when using these machines, people and machines are usually kept separate in accordance with current health and safety requirements (European Directive 2006/42/EG machinery, Appendix 1)....
report 2019
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Steijn, W. (author), van der Vorm, J. (author), Luiijf, E. (author), Gallis, R. (author), van der Beek, D. (author)
The ever-greater integration of new technologies in work equipment is regarded by some as the fourth industrial revolution1 and referred to as ‘smart industry’2. Examples that come to mind include automation through the use of embedded software, remotely controlling heavy materials, and the connecting of work equipment to local and public...
report 2016