Webinar: Safety Lockout System - An Alternative Method for LOTO

Date: Mar 1, 2018 - Jan 1, 1970

Date: Thursday, March 1, 2018
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.EST


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Typical existing equipment used to isolate motive power are not designed to handle the frequency of access required for modern machinery, and changing out disconnects is expensive and inherently an unsafe job. The Safety Lockout System, SLS, is a system to safely disconnect machines and facilities from electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic power, provide automatic zero energy verification in order to protect personnel, and comply with industry standards to prevent unexpected start-up. This webinar will review LOTO procedures and relevant standards and concepts for achieving compliance, along with the advantages of the SLS as an alternative.  Topics will include:

  •  The challenges with manual disconnects
  •  The challenges with using a contactor as an isolator
  •  UL 6420 Equipment Used for System Isolation and Rated as a Single Unit
  •  OSHA acceptance for System Isolation Equipment use

Upon completion of this webinar, attendees will have a better understanding of LOTO requirements and how a Safety Lockout System may be a more appropriate alternative for their manufacturing facility.



Mike Cannata, Regional Sales Manager, Pilz

Mike Cannata has a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Dayton and has been certified as a CMSE® - Certified Machinery Safety Expert, by TÜV Nord. Mike has 30 years of experience selling and supporting products and services in industrial automation applications. He has over 10 years of experience in Safety Automation for Pilz Automation Safety and is currently a Regional Sales Manager for Pilz.


Tim Huss, Project Engineer, Pilz

Tim Huss has over 34 years of experience in the safety controls related environment and has been certified as a CMSE® - Certified Machinery Safety Expert, by TÜV Nord.  Tim was instrumental in developing the Pilz SLS (Safety Lockout System) and continues to be highly involved in customer installations. He has over 10 years of experience in safety consulting and safety system design/implementation for Pilz Automation Safety and is currently a Project Engineer for Pilz.


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