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Technical file for automated system of collection, compaction and transport of urban waste

camion raccolta rifiuti di Ecologia Soluzione Ambiente ESA con sistema 2AS
Sector: Automated system of collection, compaction and transport of urban waste

Client: ESA – Ecologia Soluzione Ambiente S.p.A.

Gianluca Nuccio
Emanuela Olivieri

Category: Technical Documentation (Drafting of Technical File including Use and Maintenance Manual, Risk Analysis and compliance with Essential Health and Safety Requirements, Performance Level Analysis)

The necessity

ESA – Ecologia Soluzione Ambiente S.p.A., a company with many years of experience in the design, production and installation of solutions for waste collection, water purification and demilitarization, has realized a revolutionary system composed of a robotic arm for bilateral loading and a compactor.

ESA turned to Asotech, in particular to our Technical Documentation team, to obtain support on the creation of the Technical File in compliance with Annex VII Section A of the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC.

The machine under study falls under the self-certification regime of the Directive with conformity assessment with internal control.

Sede della Ecologia Soluzione Ambiente ESA

The purpose of the Technical File is to enable companies to demonstrate that the machine complies with the relevant essential health and safety requirements.

Disegni tecnici e render delle Quasi-Macchine che compongono il sistema di raccolta rifiuti 2AS di Ecologia Soluzione Ambiente ESA
The Solution

After an initial consultation, the need emerged to split the initial activity into two sub-activities. A first focus related to the analysis of the Quasi-Machines that make up the system: the compactor and the robotic arm. A second focus related to the drafting of the technical file of the complete system.

The procedure adopted by the Technical Documentation Team makes it possible to acquire and process all the information necessary to demonstrate that, at the end of the assessment, all appropriate measures have been taken to deal with the significant risks associated with the machine.

Risk Assessment and Performance Level

In this activity, the team focused on the initial phase of Risk Assessment, analyzing and identifying the reference regulations (type C) and verifying compliance with RESS (Essential Health and Safety Requirements), involving ESA with proposals for improvement and implementation of safety measures.

The team also carried out another very important activity: the verification of the required performance levels derived from the risk analysis, or PLr.

The Performance Level is the discrete level used to specify the ability of safety-related parts of control systems to perform a safety function under predictable conditions.
The reference standard is EN ISO 13849.



Thanks to our consultancy, ESA has been able to carry out the useful interventions for an optimal management of its machine according to what emerged from the risk analysis, which highlighted the possibility of further decreasing the risk classes of the system, for which the Performance Level has been verified.

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