The technical safety implemented by the TÜV for storage and dispensing systems are voluntary. Rowa subjects itself to these annual tests in order to ensure their clients receive the highest possible level of safety. The TÜV GS mark confirms to Rowa that the Rowa Vmax corresponds to the basic safety and health requirements in accordance with Appendix 1 of the 2006/42/EU Machinery Directive.
Among other things, safety mechanisms, for example, the protections against manual interference are specifically examined during this monitoring process. These protections prevent people from reaching into the output locations, for example, to remove a package, and thus prevent injuries caused by the moving picking head.
Additional test criteria include the electro-magnetic compatibility and the electrical equipment whereby user safety is the main focus. The freedom from interference of the system is also tested with regard to the environment, or in other words the ideal situation is proofed namely that the technical devices do not disrupt each other as a result of unintentional electrical or electro-magnetic effects.
The technical documentation for Rowa Vmax that is given to the user and which contains the operating instructions has also been proofed for correctness and clarity. "We voluntarily participate in the annual TÜV tests to ensure that our systems really are safe," explains Rowa CEO Rudolf Wagner. "As market leader, we owe it to our clients."