12 April 2016
12 April 2016
Fibermaq is the first company in its segment to be certified by NR-12, a standard of the Brazilian Ministry of Labour intended to increase the safety of operators of various types of machinery.
In general, the NR-12 determines that any danger zones, such as openings and passageways, must be enclosed. It also requires the installation of protections or fairings that prevent the operator’s access to moving parts, such as gears, pulleys, belts and motors.
The equipment certified in accordance with NR-12 was the RTM Evolution, an injection machine of resin used in the RTM process. “The assessment period for obtaining the NR-12 certification was relatively short, only three weeks, since the RTM Evolution project is quite recent and was designed in accordance with the standard,” said Christian de Andrade, Director of Fibermaq. The Evolution family, consisting of spray-up, gelcoat and RTM machines, was launched in 2015. “The other items of this series will be certified in accordance with NR-12 by the end of this year.”
Founded in 1978, in São Paulo, Brazil, Fibermaq claims it is a pioneer in the manufacture of equipment for moulding composites, epoxy and adhesives in general. During this period, more than 5,000 spray-up machines, gelcoat application, RTM injection and filament winding machines, among others, were sold by the company in Brazil and throughout Latin America.
In 2015, Fibermaq explains it was elected for the fourth consecutive time the Top of Mind of the Composites Industry in the category “Equipment” – organised by the Latin American Composite Materials Association (ALMACO), it is the industry’s main award.