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Developing a protection system

8 steps

HEMA Maschinen- und Apparateschutz GmbH has been producing protective systems for machine tools and other applications for over 45 years. And since the specific applications are all different, each one is custom-made. This requires close coordination with the customer and user. Together, HEMA and the customer take a project path, so to speak - and this is what it can look like:

1. Request: A machine manufacturer or operator contacts you with a request. 

2. The customer shares the key data with HEMA: the desired functionality of the protection system, dimensions, geometries, installation position. 

3. In the case of particularly complex challenges, the engineering specialists also come for a personal on-site inspection, or they receive a 3D model, for example of the machine tool for which a protection system is needed. 

4. The project planning team at HEMA takes action. Which products from the large protection portfolio best meet the requirements? Do protective components have to be combined? Which materials are suitable? Where are bushings needed in covers? A CAD model is created. 

5. For complex requirements, the project planning engineers coordinate a 3D model of the protection system with the customer. 

6. If an OEM orders a protection system in series for its machine production, a prototype is delivered. If the customer approves this, HEMA starts production. 

7. The protection systems are delivered. Complex backwall systems, for example, are provided ready for installation. In the case of series delivery, also a reusable transport system can be set up. 

8. Service and maintenance: Damaged components can be replaced, such as bellows in rear wall systems. For machine safety windows, for example, HEMA reminds buyers of the routinely necessary window replacement as part of maintenance management.

HEMA supports its customers throughout the entire life cycle of the protection system - from development to replacement. For less complex protection systems, the project path is of course shorter than described here. But regardless of whether it is a shorter or longer development: every protection system is tailor-made. Nevertheless, HEMA uses standard parts during production to ensure short-term availability.