ENGINEERING SERVICES

FOR MACHINERY AND STRUCTURES USED IN THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY.

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BLUMANO PRODUCTS

Go Beyond Stage Machinery Documentation

Start delivering your projects more efficiently meeting National and International requirements. StageDB provides a unique tool for managing your machinery documentation.

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Contact Point for Technical File and Declaration of Conformity

Let us help you meet your legal obligations under Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC, Low Voltage Directive 2014/35/EU and the Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Directive 2014/30/EU.

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BLUMANO SERVICES

MACHINERY RISK ASSESSMENT

MACHINERY RISK ASSESSMENT

Stage machinery, assembly of machinery and scenic motion risk analysis. Estimation and evaluation of a hazard’s risk origin in the entertainment industry. Protective measures assessment according the EN12100 framework.

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COMPLIANCE AND CERTIFICATION

COMPLIANCE AND CERTIFICATION

European standards compliance assessments and reporting. Pre-validation with the machinery, controls, and checks of the design’s technical files. Definition of certification frameworks and liaison with notified bodies.

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STRUCTURAL CALCULATIONS

STRUCTURAL CALCULATIONS

The unconventional entertainment industry, where static structures are built together with dynamic machinery, requires qualified knowledge and experienced know-how at the same time. BLUMANO provides…

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SOFTWARE DESIGN

SOFTWARE DESIGN

Embedded, Industrial and PC Application software design and implementation. Graphical User Interface (GUI) architecture consultancy. From concept to prototype Fail-safe (F-safe) code implementations. SCADA…

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ENGINEERING APPROVALS

ENGINEERING APPROVALS

Machinery and structures for the entertainment industry require an unconventional approach. In order to see the complete picture, starting from design to installation; there are different paths to reach the same goal…

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FUNCTIONAL SAFETY

FUNCTIONAL SAFETY

Evaluation of possible fault conditions in all safety related machinery components. Risk analysis associated with failure modes, evaluation of safety architectures, Subsystem Safety Performance, FMEDA…

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INTEGRATION OF MACHINERY & CONTROLS

INTEGRATION OF MACHINERY & CONTROLS

Integration of machinery and controls into an existing structural design environment. Technical assessments, testing, and commissioning of assemblies for machinery and automation equipment.

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HARDWARE SOLUTIONS

HARDWARE SOLUTIONS

From idea development to manufacturing: electrical and electronic design, including safety related circuits, component selection, schematics, drawings and a cutting edge technology consultancy for the…

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H&S OF MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT IN USE

H&S OF MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT IN USE

The use of scenic machinery and equipment directly involves H&S at work responsibilities and the relevant penal and civil liability. European directives help to define this area of responsibility between the…

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BLUMANO TRAINING

Alongside BLUMANO’s engineering and consultancy services, we provide training courses on many aspects of Machinery, Control Safety and Temporary Demountable Structures related to the entertainment industry. Our training services encompass all aspects of stage machinery safety, the relevant legislations, applicable standards and good practice. Training sessions are organised and held at a convenient location to cater to an international audience and to create an engaging environment where professionals in the entertainment industry can benefit from their shared experiences. Due to this fundamental condition, BLUMANO can no longer offer training at your workplace or venue of choice.

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“Has the entertainment industry ever seen such rapid change? In forty years, we’ve gone from outdoor static stages to rotating monoliths, from cranking up a lighting tower to floating video constructs above the audience.

Artists are becoming more often flying performers, where stages and automation are pushing their design boundaries to permit achieving the inconceivable.

This is the rate of change we’re dealing with and that’s why it is vitally important to understand in full the challenges the future will bring.”

WHAT WE DO

Scenic motion risk analysis, control systems safety assessments, performer flying machinery certifications, project management, calculation notes and hardware/software design solutions are at the core of our consultancy services.

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WHO WE ARE

Our team comes from an array of diverse disciplines. Yet, we have one thing in common is a
a passion for lowering the risk of our clients, while protecting the technical integrity of their designs.

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HOW WE WORK

We are specialised in the assessment, integration and design support for atypical machinery installations. We work side by side with authorities, notified bodies and H&S inspectors to conceive together sustainable compliance frameworks.

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MONTHLY ARTICLES

Machinery Risk Assessment: Frequency of Exposure

September 1st, 2019|

When estimating the probability of occurrence of a risk, one of the elements that needs to be considered among others is the frequency and duration of exposure to the hazard; this factor has a big influence in the output of the risk estimation and it needs to be carefully assessed. Every stage machinery should be designed to take into consideration [...]

D8+ Chain Hoists

August 1st, 2019|

Many years ago, a German Code of Practice named SR2.0, forged three simple abbreviations to describe the technical characteristics of electric chain hoists and the implicit allowed applications: D8, D8+ and C1. D8 is the short for BGV D8 (formerly VBG 8), which is the name given to a German accident prevention regulation published in 1980, with the scope of [...]

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