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The 10 Key Steps for Functional Safety

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Follow these steps for validation of subsystems and components to reduce implementation-level complexity in your control systems. As we consider machine safety risk reduction and validation, here are…

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New Tool Speeds Machine Safety Compliance Reporting

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Learn how the online TÜV-tested Safety Evaluation Tool (SET) speeds users step-by-step through preparation of standard-compliant machine documentation. The Safety Evaluation Tool for IEC 62061 and ISO 13849-1…

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PLCs Do Heavy Lifting For Better, Safer Cranes

Thursday, October 29, 2015

PaR Systems and CAMotion cranes gained new safety and efficiency using Siemens PLC-based platforms to reduce vibration, sway and other hard-to-control parameters. Cranes do the heavy lifting in…

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Five Key Points toward Cybersecurity “Defense in Depth”

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Best practices for mitigating cybersecurity threats, and how Security Integrated products can help you protect your systems, networks, and plants Globally, the number of network connections is exploding….

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The Secret to Digital Manufacturing, From PLCs to IoT

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Strategic advice for investing in data analytics, the cloud, and the Internet of Things (IoT), and how a holistic strategy can even improve your PLC programming What is…

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Straight Talk on Safety Standards

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

A leading machine safety expert from TUV Rheinland explains how ISO 12100 and ANSI B11.0 reduces risk and prevents mishaps, from machine design to plant operation. Safety has…

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Robot Standard Improves Safety, Permits Collaboration

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Updated ANSI/RIA R15.06 aids in regulatory compliance and helps create a new class of robots The role of standards is often to help create the infrastructure for innovative…

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Conducting a Successful Risk Assessment

Friday, May 29, 2015

What It Takes to Perform an Effective Risk Assessment Expert advice to master the process of keeping your plant safe, from identifying hazards to assigning risk levels, meeting…

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How Suppliers Can Meet the Needs of End Users Requiring Functional Safety

Friday, May 29, 2015

Machinery and technology design are subject to a dizzying array of industry-specific functional safety standards under IEC 61508, but these step-by-step tips will help.       Functional safety is the…

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Fail-Safe SIMATIC S7-1200 CPU with Firmware 4.1, Fail-Safe S7-1200 Signal Modules and STEP 7 Safety Basic V13 SP1

Friday, May 29, 2015

The fail-safe SIMATIC S7-1200 portfolio with the CPU 1214 FC, CPU 1215 FC, the fail-safe S7-1200 signal modules, and the Engineering SIMATIC STEP 7 Safety Basic V13 SP1…

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How to Answer the Door when OSHA Knocks!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

An official with the U.S. workplace safety regulatory body explains how to survive on-site inspections and prevent fines and penalties.  In the United States, the Occupational Safety and…

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Expert Helps OEMs Choose Between ISO and IEC Safety Standards

Thursday, February 26, 2015

While ISO and IEC pledge to unify their functional safety standards in the future, a TUV engineer has advice, helping OEMs make knowledgeable decisions when using ISO 13849 and IEC…

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Siemens vs. Rockwell…from a Safety Perspective

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

More than hardware or software, it’s their approach to safety and redundancy that differentiates vendors’ from protocols, controllers, I/O and networks. Choosing an industrial equipment supplier is a…

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How TIA Enables Skid-Based Applications for the Oil & Gas Industry

Thursday, January 29, 2015

In oil and gas fields, skid-based applications for upstream production can be as diverse as the many distillates and specialty end products coming out of downstream refineries. Oilfield…

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Automotive Stamping’s ‘Fatal Five’ — and How to Prevent Them

Thursday, December 4, 2014

A leading Siemens solutions partner explains how PROFIsafe and ASI-safe in press safety upgrades can easily prevent accidents, and simultaneously remove system complexity to reduce costs. The regulatory impetus for safety in stamping applications…

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Changes to the 2015 Edition of NFPA 79, Pertaining to Electrical Safety

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Understanding the latest requirements for electrical safety to industrial machinery is critical to prevent accidents and unplanned shutdowns. This summary provides an explanation of key changes made in…

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Global Functional Safety Standards: How to Resolve ANSI and ISO Conflicts Reconciling Differences and Boosting Efficiency

Thursday, December 4, 2014

How to perform risk assessments, reconcile key differences between ISO safety and ANSI machinery safety standards and arrive at a practical method for global compliance. Companies that implement safety…

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Five Steps to Safe Machines

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Safety doesn’t just begin with commissioning. Here’s how risk assessments, machine evaluations and implementation of protective measures impact compliance efforts from initial design through machine modification, operation and…

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The Benefits of Safety Engineering

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Compliance and ongoing assessments, aided by integrated controls and communication profiles such as PROFIsafe, can enhance workplace safety and productivity. Safety regulations and advancements in machine safety standards have dramatically…

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Safety CPUs 1515F-2 PN and 1517F-3 PN/DP of the SIMATIC S7-1500 Controller Family Now Available

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Siemens Industry has released the the CPU 1515F-2 PN and CPU 1517F-3 PN/DP failsafe controllers, expanding the range of SIMATIC S7-1500 controllers CPU 1515F-2 PN: The failsafe CPU 1515F-2…

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Step 7 Safety Advanced V13 Engineering Tool

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Siemens Industry introduces the powerful Step 7 Safety Advanced V13 engineering tool, for the easy creation of safety programs. Safety Advanced V13 includes functionalities such as drag &…

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How Smart Are Your Safety Systems?

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Siemens Safety Integrated strategy protects workers and boosts productivity with fail-safe controls, drives, motors, I/O and plantwide PROFISAFE communications. Machine safety is serious business. According to the International…

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Many Factors Determine the Best Guarding System

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Mechanical guards, safety light curtains and safety laser scanners all help protect operators, equipment Safety is a central aspect of equipment designs today, driven in part by regulations….

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Enhancing Safety Networks Helps Improve Many Manufacturing Parameters

Saturday, February 22, 2014

When safety communications use the same cabling used to link equipment, installations and diagnostics are simpler and less costly Safety has become one of the watchwords in industrial…

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How to Get the UL Functional Safety Mark

Thursday, January 16, 2014

With the advent and evolution of functional safety standards in North America and Europe, UL’s Functional Safety Listing Mark is increasingly strategic for companies competing in those markets….

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SINAMICS G120: Safety on Drives

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

The new video on SINAMICS G120 modular demonstrates the advantages of the G120 modular system and shows how the frequency converter can implement many safety functions. It also…

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Neutral Data Interface Featured in New Version of the Safety Evaluation Tool, SET 2.3.0

Friday, November 22, 2013

The unified sheet VDMA 66413 “Functional Safety – Universal data format for safety-related values of components or parts of control systems” now describes a standardized electronic exchange format for safety-related…

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Small Packaging OEMs: The Benefits of Formalized Safety Processes

Friday, November 22, 2013

One easy step that a small packaging OEM can take to improve its profitability and enhance its bottom line is to enhance and formalize its safety processes. Original…

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Rise of the Smart, Safe Machines

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Contrary to popular notions, today’s safety systems integrated with control system PLCs and PROFIBUS networks pay for themselves with rapid ROI. At the end of last year, a…

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Teaching Robots to Run Safely

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Safety standards are being revised and harmonized to keep up with the many advances in robot technology As robots become more common in a growing number of industries,…

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